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Newsmaker: Evell Jones

The Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind and Handicapped recognized Evell Jones, from East Pittsburgh. Jones, who joined PBA Industries, the manufacturing and assembly division of Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, in 2012 as a utility worker, is now able to do multiple jobs within the agency.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Noteworthy: Jones was recognized at the annual Nettie Mann Achievement Awards Dinner in Harrisburg by the Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind and Handicapped for his character, personal fortitude, work ethic and abilities he exhibits while living with a disability.

Age: 50

Residence: East Pittsburgh

Family: Wife, Latisha; stepdaughter, Jequaia

Occupation: Jones started as a utility worker at PBA Industries, the manufacturing and assembly division of Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, in January 2012 after moving to Pittsburgh from Chicago. He now is able to do multiple jobs within the agency and is described by his supervisor as a strong leader.

Background: Jones is a member of a blind bowling league in which he is undefeated. He also participates in a sighted league. Between the two leagues, Jones has bowled six perfect 300 games. He is a member of the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation and is on the board of the nonprofit group Life Ain't Scripted Inc. He also mentors young adults with albinism.

Education: Attended high school and trade school in his native Chicago.

Quote: “I'm quite humbled by it,” he said of the honor. “To be nominated for something like that is quite special.”

 

 
 


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