Wondering what it means to be MUSLS alumni?
As alumni of the SLS department at Madonna University, you are part of a community. Stay connected!
- Alumni can keep up with what’s going on through the Madonna University Alumni Office
- Everyone is welcome to attend MUSLS Club events
- There are many continuing education events and workshops for interpreters and educators hosted at Madonna University
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Wondering what MUSLS alumni are doing in the field? Read the SLS alumni profiles to find out!
Deepti (Sanagavarapu) Veeturi ’09 works full-time as a therapist for PAHrtner Deaf Services in Pennsylvania. Having majored in Deaf Community Studies and Social Work, she is able to help her clients find success and empower them to make decisions for themselves. She is also able to educate her clients in coping skills to assist them with managing various struggles they encounter.
Explaining that she chose Madonna University because it provided her with the practical experience and professional feedback that she needed to begin her career, Deepti mentioned that she also came to Madonna because of the services offered for Deaf students, such as interpreters and note-takers, and the small classes.
Lindsey Wiegand ’07 was accepted into graduate school at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. after earning a degree in Sign Language Interpreting Studies from Madonna University. After graduating with her Masters of Arts in Interpreting from Gallaudet, Lindsey moved back to Michigan where she has been working as a freelance American Sign Language/English interpreter. As a nationally certified interpreter, some of the types of interpreting settings where Lindsey works include post-secondary, K-12 education, and medical. In addition to freelance interpreting, Lindsey also presents professional development workshops and mentors novice interpreters.
Regarding her time at Madonna, Lindsey commented, “The faculty definitely made the experience special for me. They taught me so much and I am fortunate enough to have stayed in contact with them as professional peers!” She added that she feels blessed to be able to have the job that she does and is “…humbled every day that the Deaf community allows me to be a part of the most intimate moments of their lives…I love learning from the community in every interaction I have with them.”