Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is A.J. Richard, a junior elementary education major from Ooltewah, Tennessee. — A.J. Richard grew up a […]
Clemson’s College of Education has been awarded funds to create the Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators, which will research, design and implement the best strategies for minority teacher recruitment and retention. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education recently approved plans for the center, which will initially focus its efforts in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Orangeburg and Charleston.
Even though Roy Jones says he’s “averse” to snakes, his tone implies a stronger dislike than he lets on. However, Jones is willing to face the possibility of poisonous reptiles and other beasts of the field if the reward is worth the effort, and on this overgrown, country road, Jones is close to standing on […]
A group of Clemson University students in the nationally renowned Call Me MISTER program spent their summer vacations this year helping elementary school students improve their reading abilities and enjoy a camp experience they might not have had otherwise.
Traditionally, students start thinking about going to college when they are in high school, but in a state that has been struggling with poorly performing and underfunded school districts for years, it’s vital to get children excited about college from a much younger age. So Clemson University’s new Office for College Preparation and Outreach recently hosted 110 fourth-graders from Greenville’s Legacy Early College Charter School to capture their imaginations and open their minds to the joys of going to college.
Sixteen professors and administrators from Clemson University’s College of Education gathered in the cool morning hours in a parking lot behind Memorial Stadium March 5 where they loaded into two big white vans and hit the road for a two-day field trip into the heart of the Palmetto State. They were headed to the so-called “Corridor of Shame,” a string of 36 school districts along Interstate 95 that have struggled with historically inequitable school funding and poor student achievement, to get first-hand experience of some of South Carolina’s most rural and high poverty school districts and build lasting relationships with the leaders there.
George Petersen remembers escaping; his mom, Mabel, scooping him out of bed in the middle of the night when he was 4 years old, secreting him out of a dark house and into the frayed back seat of her pale blue Ford Fairlane and pulling away into a restless Los Angeles night. It was the […]
A recent gift from Wells Fargo of $350,000 will support two Clemson University programs concerned with improving educational outcomes for diverse student populations across South Carolina.
An impressive group of Clemson University students made up of the players on its football team and mentors from the Call Me MISTER program teamed up on Monday to bring a once-in-a-lifetime experience to 205 elementary and middle-school students from the Upstate.
DeAvin Rencher is a fixture at Uptown Barbers in Central. But he's not a customer or barber. He's a special education major at Clemson University and Call Me MISTER student who works with kids through the Razor Readers program.
Those last moments as a Clemson student can be a bittersweet mixture of nostalgia, excitement, anxiety and pride.
When Damian Williams set his mind to raising the five-figure sum required to get him and 54 of his fellow students to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, he didn’t overthink it. He just asked for it.
A video collaboration on the value of recess featuring faculty, leadership and researchers from the Clemson’s College of Education and College Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences was named a Bronze winner at the 37th Annual Telly Awards. Only a quarter of the 13,000 entries each year receive this honor. The video was part of the […]
Roy Jones, executive director of Call Me MISTER at Clemson University, will serve as a panelist at the 2016 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 23-26.
The United States Department of Education has invited representatives of Call Me MISTER to attend the National Summit on Teacher Diversity on May 6 in Washington, D.C.