Graduating Class #383

Class #383 graduated on April 13, 2014!

Graduating Class #383
We are proud to introduce the graduates, pictured from left: Kevin Flaherty and Guide Dog Gandalf; Teresa Blevins and Guide Dog Asia; Vicky Sokolik and Guide Dog Francie; Patricia Lockett and Guide Dog Velo; Veronica Elsea and Guide Dog Titus; Andy Leach and Guide Dog Brie; Melva Burkhart and Guide Dog Haden; Theresa Marchetti and Guide Dog Coral; Wendy Sparrow and Guide Dog Honon; and James Jay and Guide Dog Archie.

Guide Dogs of America instructors for Class #383 pictured standing, from left, are Steve Burkman, Melinda Romero, and Sean Chiles.

Class #383 also included in-home graduates Dolores Deedee Mann and Guide Dog Gyser, and Tonya Ledbetter and Guide Dog Breda.

Kevin Flaherty and Guide Dog GandalfKevin Flaherty and Guide Dog Gandalf
Puppy Raisers: Greg and Fiona Hahn
Harness Sponsor: Shirley Donoho
Student Travel Expenses Sponsor: Shirley Donoho

 

Teresa Blevins and Guide Dog AsiaTeresa Blevins and Guide Dog Asia
Puppy Raisers: Rob and Joanna Kim
Guide Dog Team Sponsor: IAM District Lodge 26 along with Local Lodge 743

 

Vicki Sokolik and Guide Dog FrancieVicki Sokolik and Guide Dog Francie
Puppy Raisers: Edmund and Ann-Marie Biden
Training Sponsorship: Dan Murphy Foundation
Harness Sponsor: The San Gabriel Valley Puppy Raiser Group

 

Veronica Elsea and Guide Dog TitusVeronica Elsea and Guide Dog Titus
Puppy Raiser: Linda Barber
Puppy Sponsors: Bernadine Daskoff and Isabelle Samuels
Harness Sponsor: Garretson Elementary School

 

Andy Leach and Guide Dog BrieAndy Leach and Guide Dog Brie
Puppy Raisers: Joe and Missy Stayton
Puppy Sponsor: Linda Heizer Seaman
Harness Sponsor: Jaco Engineering, Anaheim, Ca.

 

Trish Lockett and Guide Dog VeloTrish Lockett and Guide Dog Velo
Puppy Raisers: Tom and Judy Reilly
Puppy Sponsor: The Los Angeles Kiwi Chapter
Training Sponsor: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees Reaching Out (LMAERO) Club, Palmdale, Ca.
Harness Sponsor: Tom and Judy Reilly

 

Melva Burkhart and Guide Dog HadenMelva Burkhart and Guide Dog Haden
Puppy Raiser: Cherry Teter
Harness Sponsor: Cherry Teter

 

Theresa Marchetti and Guide Dog CoralTheresa Marchetti and Guide Dog Coral
Puppy Raisers: John and Diana Smitherman
Student Travel Expenses Sponsor: Caroline Losmandy
Harness Sponsor: The San Gabriel Valley Puppy Raiser Group

 

Wendy Sparrow and Guide Dog HononWendy Sparrow and Guide Dog Honon
Puppy Raiser: Mary Deets
Puppy Sponsors: Beau and Wendy Ward
Harness Sponsor: Mary Deets

 

James Jay and Guide Dog ArchieJames Jay and Guide Dog Archie
Puppy Raiser: Audrey Rohrer
Puppy Sponsor: Nate Israelson
Harness Sponsor: Nate Israelson

 

In-Home Graduates

Deedee Mann and Guide Dog Gyser
Puppy Raiser: Steve and Judi Hoppes
Harness Sponsor: Zumba Gold, Pasadena, Ca.

 

Tonya Ledbetter and Guide Dog Breda
Puppy Raisers: The Rohlfing family
Harness Sponsor: Hope View Elementary

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