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If the best learning happens on the job, then students in Dr. Michael Kuchinsky’s “Introduction to Political Science” class at Gardner-Webb University are getting a first-rate education about the purpose and function of city and county government. As a class assignment, Kuchinsky arranged mini-internships for his 15 students with local government and civic officials. The students partnered with Cleveland County agencies like the Department of Social Services, the Health Department, Human Resources, Utilities, and Tax Administration. Kuchinsky felt that students’ often have a thin understanding of the work and purpose of the public sector and its leaders.
Boiling Springs Town Hall, Bradley Bilsback, Cleveland County, Dr. Michael Kuchinsky, Olivia Gibbs, President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Ray Beck, Shelby Fire Department and Rescue, Zach Trogdon
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Students Team Up with Local Government Agencies for Rewarding Experience" (2012). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1899.