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Clemson hosts Wells Fargo for event celebrating their 10+ year support of Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars

July 27, 2017

Since 2006, Wells Fargo has been transforming the lives of students and families across South Carolina through its support of Clemson programs Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER.

Emerging Scholars seeks to establish a college-going culture among students from the state’s economically disadvantages areas. Call Me MISTER seeks to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background, particularly among South Carolina’s lowest performing elementary schools.

On July 26, Wells Fargo executives joined staff and student representatives from the two programs and Clemson administrators, faculty, and staff for an luncheon to celebrate this partnership. Guests enjoyed a video featuring Kendrick Brown, Program Advisor for Emerging Scholars, Damian Williams, Call Me MISTER graduate, and Susan Bankson, representing South Carolina Community Relations for Wells Fargo. The lunch program also featured remarks from Wintson Holton, Field Director for Call Me MISTER, Amber Lange, Program Director for Emerging Scholars, and Kathy Heffley, Regional President of South Carolina for Wells Fargo. The event concluded with songs from two Call Me MISTER representatives, Mister Malek McDuffie, a student at Anderson University, and Mister Aaron Cokley, a 2012 Clemson graduate and current elementary school teacher in Atlanta, GA.

This special event showcased the great impact that Wells Fargo’s support has made not only on students who participate in these two programs, but on the lives of countless students and families across South Carolina and beyond.

Thank you, Wells Fargo, for your investment in Clemson University and your commitment to changing lives in our state!

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