Deaf Studies Alumni

Alyssa Long, a fifth generation Fresno native, graduated from the Deaf Studies program with a BA Degree in Interpreting Education at CSUF in May, 2003. She is currently in a graduate school in Dallas, Texas, where she also works as Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. She functions as advisor to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Richland Community College, a Dallas County Community College, one of six recipients of the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In addition, she provides interpreting services as the coordinator to the community college students. She also freelances as a certified interpreter in Dallas area.

Nancy Grosz Sager graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974 and M.A. in Deaf Education, California State University, Fresno 1977. Among a long list of her career accomplishments are teaching, supervision, consultation and professional organization leadership positions. She facilitated development of two major documents, California Department of Education's Best Practices for Infants and Toddlers who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Guidelines for Quality Standards. Currently, Nancy works as the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs Consultant for California Department of Education in Sacramento.

Anacorina LolaAnacorina Lola currently teaches as an Itinerant Teacher for Kings County Office of education. She graduated with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Special Education, San Francisco State University, 1998 and M.A. in Deaf Education, California State University, Fresno, 2002. She taught in Arizona forthree years before joining the teaching staff at Kings County Office of Education. She has recently been accepted to an Educational Leadership program at Gallaudet University at the Gallaudet LeadershipInstitute. She will complete her coursework and earn an E.S.(Educational Specialist) degree in May, 2007. "The Ed.S. degree is adegree designed for individuals seeking licensure as an educational administrator with a focus on change leadership.