New Kodiak College signage is reminder of multiculturalism

New signage going up at Kodiak College will remind everyone there how diverse the student body is. Almost 100 signs include Spanish, Alutiiq, Filipino and Russian labels in addition to English, reports the Kodiak Daily Mirror.


The project took almost a year to complete because the staff had to find people who could help do the translations and had to find a sign company willing to do the custom work.

"We wanted to make sure we got input from lots of native speakers so we honored their thoughts and feelings," college director Barbara Bolson said. 

During the translation process, staff learned that there weren't Alutiiq translations for terms like "copy room," "financial aid" or "assistant director."

Read more at the Kodiak Daily Mirror: College steps beyond bilingual with new 5-language signage