A $25,000 endowed scholarship has been established by an alumni couple to honor Dr. Kulisheck's influence and innovation as an educator at NMU.
Dr. Kulisheck began teaching political science and public administration at Northern in 1969. He recently retired after a noteworthy career. Among many other achievements, he is one of the founders of Northern's highly successful Washington D.C. internship program and has been an important advocate and implementer of academic service learning and experiential education methods.
The couple wishes to remain anonymous, but one was a student of Dr. Kulisheck and explains his reasons for establishing the scholarship: "When I was a student at NMU, Dr. Kulisheck had a strong interest in quantitative analysis of political and social data. He transferred that interest to me and it became an important part of my intellectual makeup. While I don't conduct such analyses for a living, it had a big influence on how I think about social, policy and business issues and contributed greatly to my professional and personal success."
The details and criteria of the award have yet to be finalized, but will most likely support internships and academic service learning and assist students financially in ways that are consistent with Dr. Kulisheck's academic interests.
Their generous gift is greatly appreciated.
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