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September 24, 2013
MONMOUTH -- The Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) at Western Oregon University has been recognized as an outstanding professional and continuing education program by the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).
The program will be awarded the 2013 West Region Outstanding Credit Program Award at UPCEA's west region conference in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 3.
The intensive MAIS program focuses on theoretical, practical and teaching applications for interpreters and interpreter educators and is headed by Elisa Maroney.
"This (award) gives us that outside validation that we are doing the right thing and that it's a meaningful thing," Maroney said. "It's such a new program. To have other people look at it and say you're doing something right is amazing."
Founded in 1915, UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing and online education in the U.S.
Maroney nominated the 2-year-old program in August for the award and was notified last week it had been selected.
Maroney will make the trip to Tucson for the conference.
"I feel like I won a trip. I've never been to Tucson," Maroney said.