(April 14, 2016) — Before kicking off his One On One Tour at Fresno State’s Save Mart Center  last night, Sir Paul McCartney provided free tickets to seven visually impaired students from the University’s Services for Students with Disabilities.

The students attending the concert were Christine Anderson (psychology), Shaela Warkentin (psychology), Hannah Botsford (business), Jedediah Wasden (business ad-management), Mai Vang (liberal studies) all of Fresno; Josephine Renforth (sociology) of Oakhurst; and Danny Vang (social work) of La Verne.

They met at the Madden Library on campus and were shuttled over on the Bulldog Express arranged by Administrative Services and the Fresno State Police Department.

Accompanying them were SSD counselors Troy Polnitz and Carlos Diaz as well as Dr. Ken Warkentin, executive director of the Valley Center for the Blind, which works closely with the Fresno State program.  The shuttle returned them to the campus after the show.

“We are thrilled Sir Paul reached out to the University for our program’s visually impaired students to attend his concert,” said Janice Brown, executive director of Fresno State’s Services for Students with Disabilities.

McCartney’s manager coordinated the invitation through the Save Mart Center staff who worked with the University Communications Office.

Original press release: bit.ly/TU-PaulMcCartney.