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Associate Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of the Portuguese Program

Tulsa Community College

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Tulsa Community College

6111 E Skelly Dr Ste 200

Tulsa, Oklahoma,74135

United States

Company Description

TCC is one of the most comprehensive community colleges in the United States ranking 29th in the number of graduates among nearly 1,200 community colleges nationwide. Serving nearly 30,000 students annually in credit courses, TCC is the state's largest two-yea...more

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The National Board of Certification


Coordinator Spanish Program-Metro

TCC


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Community Service Council

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American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

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Oklahoma State Regents

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University of Oklahoma College of Law

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EDUCATION

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The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters has about 500 certified interpreters, said Tina Peña, board president.
The program is offered in Spanish and is expanding to Mandarin, Russian and possibly African languages, said Peña, who is also an instructor at Tulsa Community College. More hospitals and clinics are realizing the need to use trained interpreters, Peña said. In some cases, hospitals have had to pay to settle lawsuits because of errors attributed to language barriers, she said. Peña teaches her students not only about medical terminology and privacy laws but also familiarizes them with home remedies popular in Hispanic cultures, such as passing an egg over a sick person to chase away evil spirits. "She is like a cultural broker, and will explain quickly to the doctor what happened," Peña said.


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Tina Pena, Administrator, Tulsa Community College


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Tina Peña, founder and president of Mita's Foundation, associate professor of Spanish at Tulsa Community College and host of "Temas en Tulsa"


The National Board | The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters

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Tina Peña
Tina Peña Associate Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of Spanish Program, Tulsa Community College, OK Tina Peña Tina Peña, from Lima, Peru is an Associate Professor of Spanish, coordinator of Spanish programs and a Medical Interpreter Trainer at Tulsa Community College. Tina is a host of Temas en Tulsa, a television program produced in Spanish that covers current events and topics of importance to Spanish speaking viewers. A TCC faculty member since 1992, Peña has pioneered the use of interactive television and distance learning to teach Spanish at TCC and has taught on the international campus, study abroad trips to Latin America and Spain. She is the coordinator of the Spanish Interpreting and the Spanish Service Learning Programs. Peña is the Oklahoma State Chapter Chair of the IMIA, a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, United Nations of Eastern Oklahoma, Governor's Task Force for the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education, Oklahoma Latinos Presentes en el Centenario, ACLU, and the 2007 Pinnacle Award Winner.


Speakers Bureau Bios | Tulsa Partners, Inc.

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Tina Peña
Spanish Associate Professor - Host of "Temas en Tulsa" Tulsa Community College Tina Peña, is from Lima, Peru. She is an associate professor of Spanish at Tulsa Community College. She also teaches Community and Medical Interpreting for the Interpreting Certificate Program at TCC. Tina Peña, is a host of "Temas en Tulsa," a television program produced in Spanish that covers current events and topics of importance to Spanish speaking viewers. Tina is the past Chair for the National Board of Medical Interpreters. Peña is a member of ATA, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Governor's Task Force for the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and serves in the following boards: Language Culture Bank, Martin Luther King Commemoration Society, MITA's Foundation and ACLU Oklahoma. She is the recipient of the NANIA 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award, the 2007 Pinnacle Award Winner and recognized as an "Orgullo Peruano" by Peruanos en Oklahoma in 2013!


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