Mackinly Adams in library

Mackinly Adams in library

Mackinly Adams sitting in library

Mackinly "Mack" Adams sits in the Blissell Library at Penn State New Kensington to study. The library is a "light-safe" area for Mack, who was diagnosed with a rare form of actinic prurigo. The condition causes Mack to have severe internal and external reactions to sunlight and UV rays. The campus, which had already started converting older lighting to more sustainable LED lighting, was able to leverage vendors and budgets to convert more areas of campus so that Mack could have light-safe pathways. “The best thing will be to watch him walk across the stage when he graduates with his Penn State degree,” said Andrea Adolph, director of academic affairs at the campus.

IMAGE: Rebecca Dietrich
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