American Sign Language

Christina Godinez“The instructors within the interpreting department challenged and supported me. My teachers energized me to learn and encouraged me to become the best interpreter that I could be. The ASL lab was such a benefit to my learning experience, too. Tutors within the ASL lab were there to help further our linguistic development.” Christina Engeman Godinez, ASL Interpreting graduate, working for Access Interpreters and Sorenson, a nationwide video relay service

Ashley Smith“I learned everything I needed to become a certified interpreter in this challenging profession due to the remarkable state-of-the-art lab with its helpful, knowledgeable lab tutors; the opportunity to immerse myself in the culture and language of the surrounding Deaf community; incredible internship opportunities and, of course, the wonderful teachers.” Ashley Smith, staff interpreter, Birnbaum Interpreting Services, Washington, D.C.

Legal Studies

Megan Grissom"Being a part of the William Woods legal studies department has really been a pleasure. My professors care about me as an individual and are always willing to go the extra mile if I need it. The criminal justice program has prepared me for a career in homeland security with a wide variety of specialty classes. From forensic evidence to intelligence management and threat assessment, my education through the criminal justice-homeland security program has kept me up-to-date with the ever-changing worlds of law and national security. I feel that my experiences at William Woods and with the criminal justice-homeland security major are invaluable." Megan Grissom, legal studies-criminal justice graduate

Trevor McBride"The professors in the criminal justice program are extremely knowledgeable in their field and have always been there for help when I needed it. They have made my college experience exciting and have given me the foundation for a job in criminal justice." Trevor McBride, legal studies-criminal justice graduate

Social Work

Stacie Smithee"My degree in social work from William Woods University qualified me for advanced standing at the University of Missouri. As a result, I was able to obtain my master of social work degree in one year and now I'm a licensed therapist. The small classes at William Woods and my nine-month internship gave me the education and experience to be qualified for my first job." Stacie Eastwood Smithee, LCSW, social work graduate, director of admissions at Missouri Girls Town

Nakole WooleyNakole Hill Wooley, a recent social work graduate, enrolled in WWU's BSW program after serving in the National Guard in Iraq. She wants to help other soldiers and their families. During a 500-hour internship at the Ike Skelton Missouri National Guard Family Assistance Center in Jefferson City, Mo., she worked on a number of projects–Soldier Readiness Processing; outreach calls to families of deployed soldiers; family relief fund; making visits throughout the state, and assisting in the psychological mental health area.