- Two years ago, after noticing one of his favorite students was squinting to see him from the front row, Paul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell found that 10 to 15% of students at his school needed glasses and lacked the means to get them or have an eye examination.
- With help from his wife, Natalie, Sorrell set up appointments and pitched in to cover the costs, even raising $5,000 in 10 days via the college's website and social media.
- Sorrell says the initiative has made a huge difference in students' lives, especially for the 75 or so students whose vision was severely limiting them in the classroom.
From the article:
Two years ago, Michael J. Sorrell was giving a speech to the student body when he noticed one of his favorite students in the front row. Despite sitting only 25 feet or so from Sorrell, the student was squinting to see him. Sorrell, president of the historically black Paul Quinn College in Dallas, stopped the speech and asked how many students would go to the eye doctor if he made the arrangements. ...