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
I do have a few favorite pastimes, and they include walking, reading and spending time with David and Murphy, (husband
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.
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.
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!
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
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
de l'Epee Deaf Center * 1450 North Street * Gulfport * MS * 39507