Graduating Class #395




Graduating Class #395
Class #395 graduated on October 23, 2016!

We’re proud to introduce the graduates, pictured from left: Leslie Minturn and Guide Dog Mia, Richard Mero and Guide Dog Pawdrick, Mark Dresen and Guide Dog Francie, Tina Guidry and Guide Dog Disnee, Sebastian Williams and Guide Dog Sooner, James Nishimura and Guide Dog Holland, Sandra Escalona and Guide Dog Jasper, Agustin Moreno and Guide Dog Macie, Dick Schmidt and Guide Dog Cassie, and Elizabeth Roff and Guide Dog Emmett. Guide Dogs of America instructors for Class #395 pictured standing, from left: Jamie Hunt, Sean Chiles, and Linda Hawes. Class #395 also includes in-home training graduates Richard Fiel and Guide Dog Bridget, and Don Smith and Guide Dog Marshall, instructed by Guide Dogs of America instructor Steve Burkman.

Mark Dresen and Guide Dog FrancieMark Dresen and Guide Dog Francie

Guide Dog Team Sponsor: United Technologies Corporation
Puppy Sponsor: Linda Heizer
Puppy Raisers: Gene and Monique Newman

Sandra Escalona and Guide Dog JasperSandra Escalona and Guide Dog Jasper

Puppy Raisers: Ken and Jenny Goheen

Richard Fiel and Guide Dog BridgetRichard Fiel and Guide Dog Bridget

Puppy Raisers: Steve and Cindy Jaquay

Tina Guidry and Guide Dog DisneeTina Guidry and Guide Dog Disnee

Puppy Sponsor: Sheri and Adam Lawrence
Puppy Raiser: Denise Brown

Richard Mero and Guide Dog PawdrickRichard Mero and Guide Dog Pawdrick

Puppy Raiser: Gail Leonard

Leslie Minturn and Guide Dog MiaLeslie Minturn and Guide Dog Mia

Puppy Sponsor: The Louis L. Borick Foundation
Puppy Raiser: Deborah Madden
Accommodation Sponsor: The Foster Family Foundation

Agustin Moreno and Guide Dog MacieAgustin Moreno and Guide Dog Macie

Guide Dog Team Sponsor: The Foster Family Foundation
Puppy Raisers: The DeBruno family

James Nishimura and Guide Dog HollandJames Nishimura and Guide Dog Holland

Puppy Sponsor: Deborah Wrinkle
Puppy Raisers: The Wurts family

Elizabeth Roff and Guide Dog EmmettElizabeth Roff and Guide Dog Emmett

Puppy Raisers: The Harris family

Dick Schmidt and Guide Dog CassieDick Schmidt and Guide Dog Cassie

Puppy Sponsor: Deedy Oberman
Puppy Raisers: Bob and Kathie Stegemann

Don Smith and Guide Dog MarshallDon Smith and Guide Dog Marshall

Puppy Raisers: The Bethke family

Sebastian Williams and Guide Dog SoonerSebastian Williams and Guide Dog Sooner

Puppy Raisers: Alan and Cindi Bleemers
Student Accommodation Sponsor: The Foster Family Foundation

Thank you to the volunteer puppy raisers and the generous sponsors who make these life-changing partnerships possible! We are also grateful to Class #395 donors IAM District 8, Sepulveda Building Materials, and The Judith Kaplan Fund.


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