Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wells Fargo Day

For the last couple of years, Wells Fargo has donated $600,000 to three programs at Clemson, with the Emerging Scholars and Call Me Mister programs being proud recipients. Today we had Wells Fargo Day where members from the Wells Fargo community came and had brunch with a few students, misters, and staff associated with the programs. Wells Fargo learned how their contributions have allowed both programs to grow and be successful. The students that attended really enjoyed themselves. They made great connections and spoke on behalf of the program well. The event was a success and hopefully Wells Fargo continues to give so generously in the future.

PA Nikki

Friday, June 20, 2014

Emerging scholars🐯💕

During this Clemson experience I learned a lot of new things. I can say I really enjoyed myself around different
people from other counties. Also, I loved when went we visited other colleges
with a lot of good programs and all kind of majors. It was a good experience for me. We'll see you soon, Cohort M...
 until next time. ✌️
"Go Tigers go!" 🐯😘👌

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Greenville Tech College Trip

Our students had a great time learning about all the opportunities at Greenville Tech today. It is a great option for our students who want to go to a two year school but don't want to live at home. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

These Students are Constantly Inspiring Me Because...

...just when I think there's so much hate and sadness in the world, a child opens their mouth and I know there's hope.

Love at first sight...

"I don't believe in love at first sight, but i do believe in seeing someone from across the room and knowing instantly that they are going to matter to you. They're going to play a major role in your life."
- Ryan O'Connell

Mauldin Boys

I am here because...

In order to fully understand another person's struggle, you have to experience the same struggle for yourself. How else could you relate if you have never gone through similar situations? With that being said, I felt obligated to help first generation, low income students prepare for college because I was once in their shoes. I know how difficult it may be to prepare for college without the proper resources and support. I have been there, done that, and now I am a Program Advisor that is helping students conquer their unfortunate situation.

I completed the Emerging Scholars program in 2010. My first thoughts after my first summer attending the program were, "I am not returning, it's too much work, and I hate not being able to have my phone!" The next summer rolled around and I wanted to attend sports camps, but my mom insisted that I returned. If it wasn't for my mom, I wouldn't have completed the program and I wouldn't have obtained the skills that the Emerging Scholars program offered me. Not returning would have been my biggest regret. It's where I first learned about SAT/ACT. I learned how to navigate a website called college board that allows you to look up information on every college you can think of. I must say that because of the program, I am now a rising senior at Clemson University. Aside from the work, I made connections with people from others schools that will ALWAYS have a place in my heart. I just learned a lot throughout my experience as an Emerging Scholar and I will forever be grateful for the program and Amber Lange.

I want to continue being a positive influence in the lives of our students and serve as a mentor. Years from now, I can say that I helped high school students from my community and the surrounding areas where I am from prepare for higher education. "It is not about where you are from, but where you are going."