On May 16, 2017, Loyola's Translation and Interpreting Certificate Program recognized 23 students who completed the program and received their certificates this year. In addition, 25 who completed the program before this semester were recognized for their achievements, including 2 who are certified to work with the Louisiana Supreme Court.
The Program was launched in 2013, to address a great local and regional need: many members of the Latino community still face limited access to healthcare and legal services because of language barriers. Loyola's program responds to the Loyola mission by forming first-class experts to help break down those language barriers. Our 48 certified translators/interpreters are now in the community being women and men with and for others.