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Jacqueline Schertz stained glass mandala

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0124

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one item, a stained glass pane created by Jacqueline Schertz. Ms. Schertz works as a Program Coordinator at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). The artwork features a mandala composed of circular levels of fused glass pieces on a blue background.


  • Creation: 2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Jackie Schertz comes from a Deaf family and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She chose to come to RIT/NTID because it offered the best of both worlds…an excellent education with support services such as interpreting and notetaking and a large deaf student body optimal for peer socialization.

Jackie has had a varied career. This was made possible by her education in the RIT Social Work Program, and later, the Career and Human Resources Program, also at RIT. This foundation gave her broad flexibility to pursue many employment opportunities. Jackie benefitted from many rich experiences in leadership roles when she was a student at RIT. Examples include NTID Student Congress Vice President and editor of NTIDLife Yearbook. These skills were easily transferred and applied to her career.

Currently, Jackie is Practicum Coordinator with the ASL and Interpreting Education program at RIT/NTID. She had a stint as a weekly TV talk show host with ASL as the official language of the program called “Hey, Listen!” In the Rochester area, she also worked as a substance abuse counselor, directed community programs serving the deaf population, and taught ASL at RIT. In addition, Jackie is an RID Certified Deaf Interpreter. These are examples of careers that utilize people skills, as well as organizational, advocacy, language and networking skills.

Jackie is an artist, primarily in the stained glass medium and a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery. She and her husband live in a 1905 house in Rochester’s Park Avenue neighborhood. She enjoys walking to stay fit, and sampling ethnic cuisines.



3 Linear Feet (large frame hanging in window near RADSCC in Idea Factory, 1st fl.)




The Jacqueline Schertz stained glass mandala consists of one pane and is untitled.

Physical Location

Wallace Library, Idea Factory, window

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The artwork was purchased by Joan Naturale, RIT/NTID Librarian in December, 2014. Accession number(s): 2015:010


The artwork measures 25.5 x 25.5 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in January 2015.

Jacqueline Schertz stained glass mandala
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Lisa Witt
27 Janurary 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA