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Our staff is an important part of de l'Epee's success. 

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Jill and J Lo at Deaf Camp 2004 with Board Member Rev. Murphy Young.

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Peggy Bosma

Hello, I'm Peggy Bosma, the Interpreter Coordinator for de l'Epee. I'm now in my 8th year of service to the Deaf, after graduating with honors from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Interpreter Training Program.

I'm the current President of Gulf Coast Chapter of Mississippi Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. I am also a member of Quota Club and past member of Mississippi City Lions Club.

I am a member of Advisory Board for ITP Program at MGCCC and a proud recipient of the National Association of the Deaf "Golden Hand" Award 1999 and have also received the Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness "Outstanding Interpreter of the Year" 2001.

I enjoy teaching ASL Classes and am Director of the de l'Epee ASL Club and Summer Deaf Camp. Another job I have is the Program Director of S.W.A.T. (students working against tobacco) which meets monthly at de l'Epee and is active in mentoring practicum students.

I do have a few favorite pastimes, and they include walking, reading and spending time with David and Murphy, (husband and dog).

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Jan Young

Jan joined de l'Epee in July of 2000 and she has a Quality Assurance level of II.  A High Honors graduate and Award Recipient of the Mississippi Gulf Coast College Interpreter Training program at Jefferson Davis Campus, she is a member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of Mississippi Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  Jan is also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.  She is married to Reverend Murphy Young who serves on the Board of Directors of de l'Epee.  They have a son that is a youth pastor and daughter-in-law who is planning on being an Interpreter and a daughter, who will graduate from the Alabama School for the Deaf in May, 2005.

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Jill Hagler

Hello, my name is Jill and I have worked at the deaf center since June of 2002.  I am a 2004 graduate of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Interpreter Training Program and a member of Phi Theta Kappa.  I currently hold a QA level II from the Mississippi Quality Assurance Screening Board.  I have been married for 25 years, have one daughter, and in November of 2004 I became a new grandmother.  

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Aline Jones

Hi, Aline here.  I began working at de l'Epee in April, 1997 under the direction of Sr. Dolores Coleman.  During these 8 years, I have learned so much about and from our Deaf Community.  I am hard of hearing and before coming to de l'Epee, had lived only in the hearing world.  I now have access to both worlds and am learning sign language to better communicate with my Deaf friends.  When not at the Deaf Center, I live in Biloxi with 1 husband and 5 "spoiled" dogs!

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Jan

Hello, I am Jamie Olson,  I am the Religious Programs Director at the Deaf Center in addition to being a Q.A. Level II Interpreter.  I have worked as an interpreter at de l'Epee since September, 2005 and thoroughly enjoy it.
I am a graduate of the Interpreter Training Program at Jeff Davis campus and was formerly with School and Carnival in Gulfport.
I'm looking forward to growing our Spiritual programs at de l'Epee and hope to meet you soon.

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I am so proud to say that I am the Director of de l'Epee Deaf Center.  I began here in September of 2003 and have loved every minute of it.  My background is business, having been the Manager of Merchiston Hall Galleries in Biloxi for many years.  After years of working with United Way and being one of the first to enroll in the Interpreter Training Program at JD, I was called to service for the Diocese of Biloxi.  I gladly accept the challenges of running a Non-Profit and hope to gain your trust and support as we strive to being our Mission to life in South Mississippi

de l'Epee Deaf Center * 1450 North Street * Gulfport * MS * 39507