North Carolina American Sign Language Teachers Association
Deaf Awareness Proclamation
NC ASLTA President’s Distinguished Service Award
These people received NC ASLTA President’s Distinguished Service Award were: Sharon Lott, Linda Nelson and Robert Moore.
Dr. William C. Stokoe ASL Education Award
The staff from Central Piedmont Community College are: James Wilson, Beverly Woodel and Donnie Dove. CPCC received an award. Dr. William C. Stokoe ASL Education Award. William C. Stokoe, Jr (1919-2000) is affectionately known as the “Father of ASL Linguistics.” Before he began his work as an educator for the Deaf, author, publisher and humanitarian, American Sign Language was perceived as a collection of meaningless gestures or pantomime. By subjecting ASL to linguistic analysis, Stokoe changed that perception. He established a Linguistics Research Laboratory at Gallaudet University and owned Linstok Press, which published books on sign language. He compiled the revolutionary Dictionary of American Sign Language on Linguistic Principles and founded the journal of Sign Language Studies. He is much loved by the Deaf Community given his legacy of establishing ASL as a true and equivalent language.
This award will be presented to a college, university, school, organization, or group that is actively involved in activities that further our knowledge of American Sign Language or the Deaf Community.
George W. Veditz ASL Leadership Award
Beverly Woodel received George W. Veditz ASL Leadership Award. In recognition of an NCASLTA member’s significant contribution to the field of ASL Teaching.
Officers Oath – 2015
Old NCASLTA Officers 2012-2014
L to R: Beverly Woodel, President, Robert Moore and Kathy Apperson, Vice President, Ricky Alewine, Secretary, Linda Nelson, Treasurer, Sharon Lott, Professional Development, Karen DeNaples, Statewide Coordinator and Joseph Hill, Member at Large
Officers (February 2015)
L to R: Beverly Woodel, President, Robert Moore, Vice President, James Wilson, Secretary, Linda Nelson, Treasurer, Sharon Lott, Professional Development and Lynn Dey, Member at Large