Professor Carl Fehlandt passed away on November 6, 2012 following a brave fight with cancer. Carl graduated from the Institute with an MA in Translation and from the University of the Americas, Mexico City with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature. He taught Spanish Translation and Interpretation at the Institute from 1974 onward, and had been an active freelance translator since 1972. Carl had a great impact on his students and remained in contact with many of them over the years.
Dean Reneé Jourdanais of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education says Carl will be sorely missed. “Carl has impacted so many lives during his almost forty years at the Institute and in the community. You really have no sense as to how far a person reaches until you see the outpouring of messages and thoughts that have come in from around the world.”
Carl’s colleague and former student Professor Barry Olsen adds: “Carl was a pillar of the translation program. He was more passionate about translation and language than any person that I have ever met. He shared that passion for decades with his students and colleagues and has shaped the professional practice of translators and interpreters.” It is evident that Carl leaves behind a lasting legacy in every way at the Institute. As Barry Olsen says: “To say that he will be missed does not even begin to explain how his friends, family and students feel.”
In acknowledgment of Carl's dedication to the Institute and his lifelong commitment to his students, the Fehlandt family and the Institute have established the Carl Fehlandt Memorial Scholarship to provide scholarship support to master's degree students in the Institute's Translation and Interpretation program.
You may honor Carl's memory by making a donation to the Carl Fehlandt Memorial Scholarship Fund. Give online or mail your checks to: MIIS Institutional Advancement Office 460 Pierce St. Monterey, CA 93940.
Click here to view a recording of Carl's memorial service held November 13, 2012 at the Institute.