Gardner-Webb’s Life of the Scholar Covers Politics and History through the Eyes of an Expert

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Former N.C. Lieutenant Gov. Walter Dalton Featured Speaker at April Event  

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The latest Life of the Scholar (LOTS) event at Gardner-Webb University will give the audience a chance to get an insider’s perspective on state government during “North Carolina Politics, History, Policy – Best Practices and Lessons Learned…An Evening with Walter Dalton.”  This informal hour of questions and answers will be held Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Stewart Hall, located in the Tucker Student Center.

Dalton served as lieutenant governor of North Carolina, six-time state senator, co-chair of Senate committees on Education and Appropriations, and is a former Rutherford County, N.C., attorney.  This semester, Dalton has brought his knowledge and experience to GWU serving as a distinguished visiting professor in the classroom, teaching Southern Politics and American Government, conducting speaking engagements, setting up student internships, and if needed – providing legal counsel to the University.

Dalton recently said in a past interview about being at GWU, “It’s exciting – the diverse opportunities of my role.  I can tell students that I’ve lived some of what we are learning in our text.  We all need to realize how we can impact government.”  In May, Dalton will assume another new role as president of Isothermal Community College in Rutherfordton, N.C.

This program is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception where attendees can take the opportunity to mingle with Dalton.  More information about politics at GWU, the Political Science Department, and this program are available through Dr. Michael Kuchinsky at 704-406-3806 or  Additional details about LOTS is available at 704-406-4412.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).