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Welles brings special skills to the position

Scott Welles is uniquely qualified to lead the Lighthouse for the Blind. During his schooling at the College of St. Scholastica he specialized in issues relating to rehabilitation of the blind. He interned at State Services for the Blind and was ...

Scott Welles is uniquely qualified to lead the Lighthouse for the Blind. During his schooling at the College of St. Scholastica he specialized in issues relating to rehabilitation of the blind. He interned at State Services for the Blind and was eventually hired as rehabilitation counselor. "The Lighthouse has always been near and dear to me," he said.
With extra training he has received several gerontology certificates as well.
After working at State Services for the Blind, Welles worked for the College of St. Scholastica in the development office, working on fund raising for the college. Fund raising will also be a key responsibility at the Lighthouse. And since he was born and raised in Duluth, he has a familiar face and name around town. He is a volunteer with the Duluth police reserve, is a member of the mayor's parking commission, serves on the board for the DTA and the Human Development Center, and he also volunteers for United Way and the Salvation Army.
Welles has been on the job for three weeks now, and has made contact with five foundations from the area.
"My job is to get out into the community and increase awareness of Lighthouse Rehabilitation Services," Welles said. "Name recognition and the goodwill that the Lighthouse has established for 77 years helps. Yes, they want to work with us."

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