Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program received a Literacy Leaders Award from the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science at a recent ceremony in Columbia. Read more.
The ClemsonLIFE (Learning is for Everyone) program will have additional growth opportunities thanks to a $100,000 gift from Clemson alumnus Bob Stanzione and his wife, Kaye. The Stanziones also offered to give an additional $100,000 in matching funds to encourage financial support for the program. The Stanziones have long-term connections with Clemson. They began their married life in Clemson housing and all three of their children attended Clemson. Bob is a 1969 Clemson mechanical engineering graduate and chairman and chief executive officer of ARRIS Group, Inc. a Suwanee, Ga.-based global communications technology leader. Kaye is an active volunteer and serves on the ClemsonLIFE advisory board. Read more.
Celeste “C.C.” Bates is director of Clemson’s Reading Recovery Training Center, which marks its 25th anniversary in August. Reading Recovery is a short-term early intervention for first-grade students having difficulty with reading and writing, and Clemson serves the state by providing training and ongoing professional development for educators to use the program. The anniversary is part of the Clemson Reading Recovery’s annual Summer Institute, which brings together 300 educators from 10 S.C. school districts who will go back to their school systems and train fellow teachers to use the program. Contact Bates for more information.
Dabo's All In Team® Foundation has donated $30,000 to ClemsonLIFE. The mission of the ClemsonLIFE Program at Clemson University is to provide a coordinated course of study that includes career exploration and preparation along with self-awareness, discovery, and personal improvement through a framework of courses, job internships, and community participation. Read more.
Clemson University’s National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has entered into an agreement with the S.C. Department of Education to analyze needs and provide support to the state’s 26 at-risk schools. Read more.
Sixteen high school teachers from around the globe have come together this semester at Clemson University to learn best practices in education from professors and local teachers. Read more.
Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER® program has received $1.3 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) of Battle Creek, Mich., to collaborate with Jackson State University (JSU) to increase the number of African-American male teachers in Mississippi K-8 classrooms. Read more.
Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education has received reaccreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the South Carolina Department of Education. The continued accreditation includes Clemson’s early childhood, elementary, middle-level, secondary, agricultural and special education teacher preparation programs; master’s level programs in literacy, teaching and learning and special education; and principal and superintendent preparation programs. Read more.
Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education, in partnership with Fayetteville State University, has been awarded a $349,697 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of a STEM career-development program. Read more.
Wells Fargo has given $500,000 to Clemson University to support two programs aimed at improving educational opportunities for underrepresented populations: Call Me MISTER® and Emerging Scholars. Read more.
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of important milestones in the Civil Rights Movement, Clemson University and Harvard University joined together to hold a symposium examining the implications of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on educational opportunity. Clemson's Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education and Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice held the symposium, “The Enduring Legacy of Charles Hamilton Houston: The Winding Road of the 2013 Supreme Court Decisions,” on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Harvard Law School. Read more.
Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center and executive director Lamont A. Flowers collaborated with Claflin University’s Black Male Symposium in Orangeburg. The Black Male Symposium, in collaboration with the Charles H. Houston Center, is designed to raise awareness about issues related to the education of black males. Read more.
Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER® program is quite a success story, and now that story has been written in a new book, “Call Me MISTER: the Re-Emergence of African American Male Teachers in South Carolina.” The program began in 2000 with the goal of placing more African-American males in elementary school classrooms as teachers. Four South Carolina schools — Clemson, Claflin University, Benedict College and Morris College — participated in the program; Call Me MISTER® has now expanded to 16 colleges across the state and has been implemented in eight other states. Read more.