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Virginia and Sama

Meet Graduate Virginia Graduate Team: Virginia and SamaAbout the Team: Sama, a female black Lab, is Virginia’s 5th Guiding Eyes guide dogLocation: Miami, FloridaTraining: March 2024 Home Training Virginia has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind since 2005. She is their first blind President and CEO. Her vision… Continue reading Virginia and Sama

Lusi and Utica

Meet Graduate Lusi Graduate Team:   Lou Ann (Lusi) and UticaAbout the Team:   Utica is a female, black Lab and Lusi’s 5th Guiding Eyes dogLocation:   Raleigh, North CarolinaTraining:   January 2024 Home Training Lusi holds a Master of Divinity degree, and she is currently studying to become a lay minister. She is an active member of… Continue reading Lusi and Utica

Cindy Lou and Crystal

Meet Graduate Cindy Lou Graduate Team: Cindy Lou and CrystalAbout the Team: Crystal, a female yellow Lab, is Cindy Lou’s 3rd Guiding Eyes dogLocation: Coatesville, PennsylvaniaTraining: February 2024 On-Campus Cindy Lou and her husband reside in Pennsylvania with her retired guide dog, Jada, and her current guide, Crystal. She is retired now, but her diverse… Continue reading Cindy Lou and Crystal

Sheila and Ollie

Meet Graduate Sheila Graduate Team:   Sheila and OllieAbout the Team:  Ollie is a male, black Lab and Sheila’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogLocation:   Daytona Beach, FloridaTraining:   Feb 2024 On-Campus Sheila is retired and a member of the NFB in Florida. In January of 2024, she attended the National Federation of the Blind’s Washington Seminar in the… Continue reading Sheila and Ollie

Fernando and Millie

Meet Graduate Fernando Graduate Team: Fernando and MillieAbout the Team: Millie, a female yellow Lab, is Fernando’s 2nd guide dogLocation: Taylor Ridge, IllinoisTraining: February 2024 On-Campus Fernando was born in Mexico but came to the United States and was raised in Illinois. He has been married to his wife Mickaela for five years, and they… Continue reading Fernando and Millie

Andy and Zeb

The February 16, 2024 graduation ceremony was sponsored by the Leach family of Dayton, Ohio in honor of Charlene Kirkwood of Bristol, Vermont, who raised Guiding Eyes Zeb, paired with Andy Leach. Thank you for your love and dedication. Meet Graduate Andy Graduate Team:  Andrew and ZebAbout the Team:  Zeb, a male yellow Lab, is… Continue reading Andy and Zeb

Lukas and Sawyer

Meet Graduate Lukas Graduate Team: Lukas and SawyerAbout the Team: Sawyer, a male black Lab, is Lukas’ 1st guide dogHometown: Elizabeth, PennsylvaniaTraining: February 2024 On-Campus Lukas grew up in the Pittsburgh area and earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Washington and Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pennsylvania. He worked as a case manager for a… Continue reading Lukas and Sawyer

Caitlyn and Rory

Meet Graduate Caitlyn Graduate Team: Caitlyn and RoryAbout the Team: Rory, is a female black Lab and Caitlyn’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dog Location: Fayetteville, ArkansasTraining: February 2024 On-Campus Caitlyn is employed as a website manager and content creator, providing virtual educational content for visually impaired children, the elderly, and college-bound teens. Her responsibilities include working with… Continue reading Caitlyn and Rory

Angie and Havana

Meet Graduate Angie Graduate Team:  Angela and HavanaAbout the Team:  Havana, a female black Lab, is Angela’s 5th guide dog and 1st Guiding EyesLocation:  Arcanum, OhioTraining: February 2024 On-Campus Angie is a lifelong resident of Ohio and a mental health therapist.  After graduating from public high school, Angie earned an associate degree at Miami University (OH).… Continue reading Angie and Havana

Tamisue and Vidal

Meet Graduate Tamisue Graduate Team: Tamisue and VidalAbout the team: Vidal, a male, Black & Tan Lab, is Tamisue’s first guide dogLocation: Presque Isle, MaineTraining: January 2024 On-Campus Tamisue and her guide dog Vidal live in Presque Isle, Maine, where Tamisue is retired from a career as a registered nurse. She lives with her husband… Continue reading Tamisue and Vidal