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Stories tagged with "Call Me MISTER"

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    Call Me MISTER transforms summer leadership institute into yearlong series in response to COVID-19, national protests

    July 27, 2020

    Call Me MISTER has introduced the Call Me MISTER Leadership Series, an ongoing, online speaker series designed to address topics ranging from practical instruction to leadership values. Program leadership developed the series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will take the place of and extend the program’s usual summer leadership institute, which was abbreviated due to the pandemic. Program coordinators plan to use the series to address teaching and learning during the pandemic as well as protests that have occurred across the U.S. revolving around race, police brutality and issues involving statues and building names.

  • A Clemson student in an orange shirt is surrounded by upraised hands in a classroom.

    Call Me MISTER continues to change the face of S.C. classrooms

    February 7, 2020

    African-American men make up 2 percent of the teachers in the U.S. In South Carolina, 25 percent of all first-year teachers hired for the 2017-2018 academic year are no longer teaching in South Carolina schools. Call Me MISTER® has spent the last 20 years working to change those statistics. And their work is moving the needle.

  • Clemson University college-access program to present at South by Southwest education festival

    February 4, 2020

    Tiger Alliance, a Clemson University program designed to create a college-going culture for African American and Hispanic high school students, has been invited to present at the 10th annual South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival (SXSW EDU) March 9-12 in Austin, Texas.

  • Representatives from Wells Fargo are joined by Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER participants

    A partnership for life-changing opportunities

    September 12, 2019

    Since 1981, Wells Fargo has given more than $4 million to Clemson University. Among its many contributions, the company has established the Wells Fargo Student Scholarship Endowment within the College of Business, awarding more than 100 scholarships to date. The company’s dollar-for-dollar employee matching program has also provided substantial support. With 350 Clemson alumni working for Wells Fargo, the program has generated more than $760,000.

    Clemson recently celebrated another gift from Wells Fargo – an additional $300,000 gift benefitting Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER. $175,000 will support Call Me MISTER and $125,000 will benefit Emerging Scholars

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    Roy Jones appointed provost distinguished professor

    January 16, 2019

    Dr. Roy Jones has been appointed provost distinguished professor, a special designation awarded by the provost to recognize outstanding scholars who are highly productive and build a national reputation for Clemson University. Jones currently serves as faculty in Clemson’s College of Education as well as director for both Call Me MISTER and the Center for […]

  • A.J. Richard, a junior elementary education major, outside of the Hendrix Student Center on Nov. 29, 2018

    Student Affairs Talk: A.J. Richard

    November 29, 2018

    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 creates Center for Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators

    October 16, 2018

    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.

  • Roy Jones stands in front of a crowd and claps

    One man’s journey to find voices from the past puts the present into perspective for students

    August 6, 2018

    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 Clemson student stands behind a group of his students as they do silly faces.

    Clemson University ‘MISTERs’ dedicate summer to helping underserved children

    August 1, 2018

    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.

  • Four Misters from Call Me MISTER meet with the fourth-graders

    Planting the seeds to close the college opportunity gap

    April 4, 2018

    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.

  • A diminutive lady stands in front of a group of people sitting in school desks.

    Clemson education professors listen, learn on field trip to S.C.’s ‘Corridor of Shame’

    March 26, 2018

    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 holds out a black and white photo of him and his mother, both dressed in graduation gowns and caps, in his office.

    Legacy of love: Clemson Education dean impacts lives in mother’s memory

    February 21, 2018

    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 […]

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    Wells Fargo donates $350,000 to Clemson diversity programs

    January 11, 2018

    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.

  • Dabo Swinney signs shoeboxes

    Kicks, Cleats, Kids and Kindness

    December 19, 2017

    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.

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    Clemson’s Call Me MISTER encourages childhood reading at barbershops

    October 4, 2017

    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.