GWU Alum to Lead State Organization for Interpreters for Deaf

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Antwan Campbell (’03) Elected President of N.C. Agency of Professional Interpreters

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University alumnus Antwan Campbell ’03 was recently elected president of the North Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NCRID). His term began July 1, and his first official duty was representing the state of North Carolina July 1-6 at the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Regional Conference in Atlanta, Ga.

“I am truly excited and humbled to have been elected president,” Campbell said. “We have so many great interpreters, and I will do my best to represent the interpreters of North Carolina.”

The mission of NCRID is to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English. More information is available at

Campbell’s agenda as president includes increasing the number of educational interpreters represented in NCRID while better partnering between other professional organizations such as the N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) and the North Carolina Association of the Deaf (NCAD).

Since graduating from GWU with a bachelor’s in American Sign Language, Campbell earned a master’s degree in public administration and currently works as a lead interpreter for Cumberland County Schools in Fayetteville, N.C., where he lives with his wife, Bobbie Tawnat Campbell.

“My time at Gardner-Webb has helped me tremendously, as it gave me plenty of opportunities to mentor and work with other interpreters and the skills that are required to do so,” Campbell said. “Being a leader on campus sparked my desire to become the leader I am today.”

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University blends a liberal arts core curriculum with more than 55 major and minor professional programs of study, a comprehensive academic experience that flows from our Christian commitment to intellectual freedom, service and leadership.