ASL Honor Society

Submitted by Monica Charlotte Rachel Cohn on
Kristi Winter, Associate Teaching Professor

The ASL Honor Society is a program administered by the American Sign Language Teachers Association to encourage and recognize high academic achievement in ASL.

Since 2014 twelve UW students have received an ASLHS medal.

American Sign Language Honor Society medals are awarded to seniors who have satisfied the requirements and can be proudly worn on graduation day.  To receive the silver medal (showing Alice Cogswell), students must complete 2 years of study of ASL with a GPA of 3.4 or above in ASL classes and a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above.  In addition, they must complete 5 hours of Deaf Community or UW ASL Club service. To receive the gold medal (showing Laurent Clerc), students must complete the ASL minor with a GPA of 3.7 or above in classes required for the ASL minor, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above, while also completing 10 hours of Deaf Community or UW ASL Club service.

At UW Kristi Winter administers the ASL Honor Society.  Currently, students must apply for the award no later than a week before the last day of Spring quarter.  Congratulations to these UW recipients of one of the ASL Honor Society medals: Sana Altamini (2021); Dany Hage, Alanna Boeck (2019); Jessie Zhang (2018); Josie Stump, Jennifer Power, Vicki Goldenberg (2017); Amy Busch (2016); Hannah Langlie (2015); Christine Liao, Dunia Sarwary, Rodney J. Harris (2014).