The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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l-r: Student Aaron Bryant; Christian Bennett, Hazlett, Lewis and Bieter; students Lisa Butler and Beth Harper

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l-r: Students Wanda Padgett, Rusty Lynch and Elizabeth Luckey join Chris Cloud of Wilkins, Crews and Henderson



McCoskey Engages Students in Service Learning

UTC accounting students partnered with accounting professionals this week to prepare tax returns for clients at the Southeast Tennessee Legal Services office, allowing Dr. Melanie McCoskey to move her teaching beyond the classroom and into service learning.

"Anyone can go out and do service projects, but taking actual classroom knowledge and applying it to community service is very beneficial for the students. We also have marketing professors and others in the UTC College of Business who involve their students in service learning," McCoskey said.

Savings of up to $200 could be realized by clients participating in the non-profit outreach, according to McCoskey. The University supplies the software and takes care of the on-line filing of the forms.

McCoskey's master's level accounting class will be preparing tax returns for clients at the Harriet Tubman housing development and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.

The University thanks the following Certified Public Accounting firms for participating in this outreach:

Hazlett, Lewis and Bieter
Wilkins, Crews and Henderson
Henderson, Hutcherson and McCullough