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Registration Open for Alamo Colleges 2014 Summer Robotics Camp

This summer the Alamo Colleges are offering a one-week robotics camps. Read More >

2014 SAC Robotics CAmp

Registration Open for Alamo Colleges 2014 Summer Robotics Camp

This summer the Alamo Colleges are offering a one-week robotics camps. Read More >

2014 Book Fiesta

SAC Student Council Holds Book Drive

The children at Maverick Elementary were excited as staff council members visited the school to deliver and read books to the classes. Read More >

2014 OSL Advisor of Year

Stanley Receives Advisor of the Year Award

The Loftin Student Center Cafeteria was decked out like the Oscars this Wednesday as the Office of Student Life recognized the top student in each organization and the advisor of the year. Read More >

2014 Fall Registration

Web Registration Begins for Fall 2014

With registration for Maymester and summer classes in full swing, it is just about time to start thinking about next year and fall 2014 registration. Read More >

Child Care

Child Care for SAC Students Available

The Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College is gearing up for the fall semester and will start accepting applications for child care. Read More >

Speech Team Nationals

SAC Speech Team Wins National Awards

SAC’s Speech Team members recently competed at the Phi Rho National Tournament in Denver and brought home some awards. Read More >

Pres Search

Presidential Search

The search for the next San Antonio College President is underway! Learn more. Read More >

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Spring 2014 Finals Approaching

With graduation and end of the semester quickly approaching, the the Spring 2014 Final Exam Schedule is online. Read More >

College For Kids

College For Kids Coming Soon...

SAC offers ‘College’ for elementary and middle school-aged kids during the summer. Read More >

2014-SURP-Program

Summer Research Opportunities

The SAC MESA Center has two undergraduate research programs students can participate in this summer. Read More >

Accepting EDGE Applications

SAC accepting applications for 2014 Summer EDGE Program

San Antonio College is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Summer EDGE Program. Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2014. Read More >

ASL Student signs the praises of program

 ASL/IT student signs the praises of program


Tabitha Teeples can really sing the praises of the American Sign Language/ Interpreter Program and she can sign them too. She recently signed the song “Popular” (from the show “Wicked”) for the ASL Talent Show. If you stop and think about it the ASL/IT program at SAC is very popular.

“It really is an amazing program,” she said. “We’re a program that the entire nation looks at to build their programs around.” The SAC ASL/IT program is rated Exemplary by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Teeples said she had always wanted to study ASL. Following her graduation from Churchill High School, she enrolled at UTSA. While the university does offer some ASL courses, it does not offer an ASL degree.

Teeples became a SAC student in 2010. This semester the 23-year-old is working fulltime and taking two ASL/IT classes. In the fall, she will complete the program with an unpaid internship and receive her associate’s degree.

While she would like to get a bachelor’s degree in ASL, there is only one program in Texas – at the University of Houston.

Teeples enjoys yoga, gardening and hanging out with her friends. On Thursdays she heads to the Broadway 50- 50 to compete in the trivia contests with her friends in ASL and there they only sign. She admits that can be pretty handy in a loud nightspot. “Socializing (using ASL) is the best way to improve your skills.”

She enjoys fashion and she works as a stylist for the J Crew call center. So the next question is why do the folks in ASL/IT only wear black? “We wear dark, solid colors so it can contrast with our signing,” she explains, adding: “I’m building up my professional wardrobe.”

Teeples has a twin sister, Tracy, who teaches third grade at Harmony Hills Elementary – the school that the twins attended.

There are many options for her after graduation: working for an agency, free-lancing, working for a school district, at a video relay station, and more.

“In the interpreting world that are so many situations that you can be in,” she said. “After I graduate I want to try a lot of different settings. That’s the exciting part, learning new topics, it‘s different every day.”

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