DANVILLE, KY—Centre College alumna Terena Bell was the subject of a May 28 profile by Louisville Courier-Journal business reporter Bill Wolfe. The story, titled "Love of language translates to success," tells how Bell's passion for language, which had its genesis while she was studying abroad at Centre College, led her to start a translating and interpreting company called In Every Language.
Bell, a 1999 Centre graduate, recalls that her time spent with the Centre-in-Strasbourg program in 1997 was a transformative experience. While in France, she "fell in love with the language" and changed her minor to French. Several return trips to France followed, as well as graduate study in French and a series of jobs in television production, before Bell started In Every Language last year.
Bell tells the Courier-Journal that her clients range from "farmers working with Mexican laborers to teachers who need help communicating with an immigrant student's parents or companies that must translate their product manuals for international markets. 'It's phenomenal just how large the increase in the need for these kinds of services is. It just blows me away.'"
Click here to access the In Every Language Web site.
The original story can be found at http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060828/BUSINESS/608280325/1003.
For more on Centre's overseas programs, see the Study Abroad pages.
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