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WOU Nicaragua Service Learning Trip

The service learning trip to Nicaragua is lead by two seniors from Western Oregon University ASL / English Interpreting program: Tricia Desrosiers, and Jacob Hogan. With the support of two faculty members from WOU's Deaf Studies and Professional Studies division: Dr. Patrick Graham, and Audrey Loudenback. The group also consists of six other students from the DSPS division representing ASL studies, and both the junior and senior interpreting cohorts: Erin Maue, Makenna Billings, Makenna Caccavo, Danielle Kenoyer, Steph Bessinger, and Alissa McAlpine.

WOU's DSPS division is dedicated to promoting global learning. So, when Dr. Graham was approached with the request for a service team to travel to Nicaragua, he moved forward with planning the trip and assembling a team.

The team began preparations in November of 2016 and the trip will take place between March 23rd 2017 and April 1st 2017. While in country the group will be focused on interacting with the students at the school for the  Deaf in Eseteli, as well as helping with repairs to the building and landscape. This region was recently hit by a hurricane, so there is a lot of work to be done.

The ORID Board voted and donated $250. Company/individual donations can be made through WOU foundation online giving.

Select the "other" category - and type "Nicaragua service trip" into the Please specify box.

Board Meeting Minutes 02/15/2017
General Meeting Minutes 01/07/2017


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