Tyler Junior College

Sign Language Interpreting

Apache Signers and Interpreter Student Association

The Apache Signers

"The Apache Signers" is a sign language performance group started in September 2008 by Rhonda McKinzie. Previously she was involved in the sign singing group “The Rainbow Connection” at Texas Woman’s University in the early 1980’s. The group performs the National Anthem and the Alma Mater at TJC Homecoming games and performs at other events.

Interpreter Student Association

Purpose: To promote student interpreters, the interpreting field and TJC’s ITP. To raise money through fundraisers to help student interpreters attend the annual TSID conference. Interpreter Training Program Majors are encouraged to join this group. Texas Society Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) has an interpreter student special interest group. When a student joins TSID, s/he is a member of the special interest group. At conference, there is a student pre-conference available to student members.

The group meets weekly or every two weeks. There is also a Facebook group where members are encouraged to join in discussions and keep up with the latest information.

Contact Rhonda McKinzie for more information or 903-510-2774