Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) and Pilestone Color Blind officials presented seven students and local community members with a free pair of color-blind correcting glasses on June 17 at the Lehigh Valley campus during the Penn State Lehigh Valley Pathway to College and Career Readiness (PCCR) closing ceremony.
Goshuami “Gigi” Valoy-Tineo, Dieruff High School graduate, shared the issues she faces as a young color-blind person during her informative speech assignment in Speech Communication 100. The course instructor, Sandy Kile who is a lecturer in communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley, and Gigi’s classmates wanted to find a way to help her. Kile reached out to Ben Zhuang, CEO of Pilestone Color Blind who agreed to donate glasses to students in need. Zhuang came to present the specially ordered glasses to Gigi and other local students on June 17 as Gigi and her 20 classmates celebrate the end of PCCR program.