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Carolyn Houston, Sam's Club
Please note: On October 1, 2012, the Michigan Commission for the Blind became the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons.
Carolyn Houston is currently working full time at Sam's Club as a product demonstrator, and there have been days when she's sold more of her product than anyone at any other member store nationwide for that day. When she began working part time at Sam's Club, she worried that her vision loss might limit her ability to work. The Michigan Commission for the Blind assisted her by providing computer screen text enlargement software, glasses, and computer training, which all helped her to maintain her employment and transition into full-time work. Due to her skills, hard work, accomplishments, and outgoing personality, she has maintained her employment and is now an experienced and valued employee at the store.
In December 2005, she received a Michigan Commission for the Blind 2005 Achievement Honor Roll Award. These awards are presented annually to clients of the Michigan Commission for the Blind who have been selected for their excellence in achieving their goals for employment and/or independent living.