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WIU Homecoming Parade - 2005

WIU Homecoming Parade - 2005


Master of Public Administration - University of Illinois -
Springfield, 2008

Bachelor of History with High School and Middle School Teacher's Certificate - Western Illinois University, 2006

To learn more about Scott's teaching experience, visit "In the Classroom."


Senator Durbin, President Obama, and Scott - 2005

Senator Durbin, then-Senator Obama,
and Scott - 2005


Serve Illinois Commission:
Scott works as the Deputy Director for the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.  There he supports the State's volunteerism efforts and assists with several of Illinois' AmeriCorps grants.

Senator Obama's Moline Office:
Scott assisted the Field Director in helping the Senator's constituents in Northwestern Illinois.  This had Scott traveling to many counties to ensure that the people of Illinois were being heard by their representatives in Congress.  Scott also attend events for the Senator when he, or the Field Director, could not.

National Archives and Records Administration:
Scott spent a summer working for the Presidential Materials staff of the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  There he was able to work with the White House to ensure that the people's documents were being preserved for history.  Some of his work can be found at the Archives, Wilson, Ford, Nixon, and the soon to be constructed G. W. Bush libraries.

Speaker of the Senate - Western Illinois University:
Scott represented the Students of Western Illinois University as both a Senator-at-Large and then as the Speaker of the Senate.  There he was able to fight to keep tuition costs down and to improve the safety of the students. 

Scott at Habitat House - 2009

Scott at Habitat
House - 2009


Scott has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America movement for nearly twenty years.  He is an Eagle Scout, and currently is an Assistant Scoutmaster for a local Springfield Troop.  He also served as a Lodge Chief and Section Vice Chief for the Order of the Arrow, "Scouting's National Honor Society."  In the Order of the Arrow he was honored as a Vigil Member, the highest level an Arrowmen can achieve, and received the Founder's Award for his unselfish service.

Along with his work with the Boy Scouts, Scott has volunteered countless hours of his time to several organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Model Illinois Government, St. Baldrick's, and the Animal Protective League.  He is a recipient of the Presidentís Call to Service Award (4,000+ hours of service).

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