Sunday, January 31, 2016


My name is Madison Meade. Some people call me Madi or Mads. I am a freshman at EKU and my major is Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Hi, my name is Alexa McMeaken and I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My major is Deaf and Hard of Hearing with Education, I am also minoring in American Sign Language. I play for the EKU Women's Rugby Team and I love to watch ice hockey. I'm very excited for this class and I can't wait to learn!

Maddy Enzweiler INTRO

My name is Maddy Enzweiler I am a Junior here at EKU. I have one older brother who also attended EKU and graduated in PGM where he is now literally living his dream life. I am here at EKU majoring in Therapeutic Recreation and minoring in Special Education. I am from Erlanger Kentucky which is about 10 minutes from Cincinnati. I work in Lexington at Bluegrass Orthopedics and Hand Care where I absolutely love it, even having just started a few months ago. I absolutely love being outdoors and just relaxing. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hi everyone! I'm Madeline Moran, I'm a 20 year old Sophomore. I am double majoring in pre-ITP and Public Relations. I am excited to learn some new things and meet new people!

Hey  guys my name is Natalie Simmons. I am from Cleveland, Ohio.
I am a sophomore here at EKU and my major is Special Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. ASL is my passion. I taught myself my sophomore year of high school. I live in Walters Hall on the ASL LLC floor. My hobbies are listening to music, reading and watching movies. I love watching movies. My favorite color is blue.

hey guys, im cassiemeek. I am fom Nicholasville kentucky, right outside of lexington. In my picture i described myself as i love to cheer and b active, i love being around my family i am a very big famiy person, i love to travel, an lastly i want to work in a hosptial with special needs kids.

Friday, January 29, 2016

My name is Dylan Nichols. I am a sophomore studying to become a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. My interests include bowling, music, and figuring out puzzles such as the Rubic's cube.

Kayla Roark

I am Kayla Roark. I am eighteen and a freshman. I am currently studying to be a teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing and I am in love with it, I am so glad I decided that for my major. I love sign so much I have decided to get a minor in ASL. This isn't in my picture but I have been to Mexico with my sister to visit some of her friends doing an exchange program there and I have also been to the Dominican Republic. I also always get mistaken for someone who is 12 or 13. My sister also gets asked if she is my mom. I am the youngest of three kids, my brother is 31, my sister is 28 and like I said earlier I am 18.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kendall's Introduction

Hey everyone! I'm Kendall Bisig, and I am a freshman here at EKU! I am majoring in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Middle Grades Math with a minor in American Sign Language! I LOVE coffee, and I really enjoy both cooking and traveling! I actually finished high school with 28 college credit hours, so academically I am a sophomore, but it is my first year here at EKU! I'm really looking forward to this class and to meeting each and every one of you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kristen Wade's Intro!

Hi Everyone! My name is Kristen Wade. I'm from Winchester, KY. I'm an occupational sciences major with a minor in ASL. In the future, i hope to be an occupational therapist! I love spending time with my family, baking, and UK basketball!

Nicole Waugaman Introduction

Hey everyone! My names is Nicole, I'm 20 years old, and I'm a sophomore. My major is pre communication disorders, and I have a minor in special education. I'm from Northern Kentucky. I love to travel! I've been to 45 states in the US and a few different countries. I also plan on studying abroad this summer in London! My favorite animal is a penguin, and my favorite food is pizza. I can't wait to meet everyone, and I hope we all have a good semester! 

Jeremiah Winchester's Introduction :)

Hello, I am Jeremiah Winchester and I am from a small little town in South Central Kentucky called Stearns. I graduated from a small high school with a graduating class size of 200. I a, 20 years old and I am a Sophomore here at EKU!! I love this school and I will graduate from here and most likely come back for my Master's Degree. I am currently majoring in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education with a minor in American Sign Language. My concentration is Middle Grades and Mathematics because I love math. I love hanging out with friends and I love my family and all of my many pets, including 3 dogs and 7 cats! That is a little bit about me. Thank you all for reading.

Intro - Stacey

Hi! My name is Stacey Johnson and I am 22 years old. I am from Harlan, KY and currently live in an apartment in Richmond with my boyfriend. I am a D/HH Education major. I've changed majors a couple of times since being at EKU and I am excited to finally have a major I am truly interested in. I LOVE giraffes, they are by far the cutest things in the world. :) I also love to read! Currently I work on campus in Whitlock and substitute at a daycare. I'm excited to meet everyone this semester!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Hey everyone my name is Anna Lewis as you can see from above. I'm really bad at drawing pictures so I just made the background look different and did the best I can on my picture! (:

I am a Junior I moved to Ky from Nc. But originally I've been from Wa -> Ky -> Nc -> Ky pretty much I've been around the United States and to some outside countries. I love to travel and be adventurous. I have a 3 year old trouble maker named Serenity who was my original inspiration to go back to school and finish what I started a few years ago. I am around 60% deaf because when I was born I had no ears (yes it's a thing). I love meeting new people this is my first semester to EKU and I'm looking forward to a great semester and a great year! (:
Hey everybody! My name is Rachael Nelson, I'm a junior and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education major from Indiana, and I LOVE turtles.

Introduction- Rachel Blades

My name is Rachel Blades, I am from Northern Kentucky and I am a senior communication disorders major. I love it with all of my heart and I am in the process of applying to grad school. I am in the honors program and have a special education minor. I am horrible at drawing so excuse my picture. I love to travel, and I have been blessed enough to have traveled to 22 countries on three continents. I am an avid baker. I love to bake and cook and I get a lot of enjoyment out of that. I drink lots of hot tea everyday and I couldn't survive without it. I am super close to my family and they mean the world to me. I am a huge workout fanatic and yoga is my favorite thing. I can't wait to get to know everyone!


Hey everyone, my name is Shana Berry. I am 18 years old! I am a junior and my major is Deaf Education. I live in Hazard KY. I was in the graduating class of 2015. I have my Associate degree in Science. I look forward to getting to know everyone over the semester.

Hi I'm Kiara! Excuse my absolutely terrible picture. I'm soooooo bad at drawing! Just in case you can't tell what's going on... I'm 19 and I am on the dance team here at EKU. my major is pre-communication disorders and my minor is special education. I am from Lexington, KY and I am a dance teacher. My favorite color is orange/coral, I love chicken, and my favorite animal is an elephant.

Week One: Introductions

For this week we’re just doing introductions. Instead of doing the same old boring introductions Rachael and I thought we could find a more fun way to do it! Use paint (for PC) or paintbrush (for Mac), and draw a simple picture that introduces yourself. Some ideas are incorporating where you’re from, your major, or a hobby. Just paint a picture that can show us who you are!
EDIT: If anyone needs helps with paint, paintbrush, or anything else feel free to email me or Rachael Nelson.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Student Blog Leads - Week 1

Thanks to Rachel & Natasha for helping us get to know each other this week.  Look for their post here on the side for the fun way we'll get started blogging!


Welcome to the CLASS BLOG!  This blog is intended to be a place where students can share questions & information to extend what happens in the classroom.  An aspect of of feedback from students that is most frequently shared is regarding the ONCE A WEEK aspect of this course and that it is a NIGHT CLASS.  

The blog this semester is designed for STUDENTS to actively engage one another between classes each week.  There will be a schedule created at the beginning of the semester to identify who will be the 2 students each week that will lead/facilitate/stir up the discussion each week.  The goal is to determine what material may still not be clear.  What additional information might students have on the topic?  What ideas might students have about the upcoming week.  The blog is to be used to give students voice in leading, shaping and reshaping the instruction, learning activities, what and how students are learning.

I'm confident you are up for this exciting part of the course!  So, who would like to be FIRST and take week one and will help us use the blog to get to know one another in a creative way?  First two to respond will have the opportunity to lead us this week - and have it out of the way!!  Yes, points are are given for this and it goes in the grade book!