The CIT conference closed with the banquet.  President Brian Morrison, the first male president in CIT’s history, passed leadership of the organization over to Leslie Greer, the first Deaf president in CIT’s history.

Mary Stotler Award recipient Dr. Marty Taylor

One of the highlights of the evening was the awarding of the Mary Stotler Award.  Jointly given by RID and CIT, this award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions to the field of interpreting and interpreter education.  The award, started in 1985, is a national award jointly awarded by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT).   The recipient of this award is recognized at both the RID and CIT conventions.  Carla Mathers and Carol Patrie teamed up to present this year’s award to Dr. Marty Taylor for her contributions to the field as a practitioner, researcher, and educator.
The evening wrapped up as the conference began – with reflections on civility and how interpreter educators can pass on this concept to students.  Here’s the video that was shown at the opening ceremony.

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