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MISTERs Answer the Call
On January 19, Longwood’s Call Me MISTER program answered the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Challenge by volunteering at the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity. Students began their day by pre-registering for one of five service sites. After a brief breakfast and orientation session, students worked until 2:00 p.m. at their service sites and gathered at the Moton Museum for reflection and a celebration. MISTERs spent part of their work experience at ReStore, the retail operation that supports building Habitat homes and also assisted on the 25th "Anniversary" home building site. Longwood MISTERs are seeking to complete 300 volunteer hours during the current school year. Other service projects include tutoring at Prince Edward Elementary and Middle Schools, partnering with the Moton Museum, and serving Farmville, Virginia.
MISTERS Founder Visits Longwood MISTERS
Dr. Roy Jones, founder of the Call Me MISTER program at Clemson University and MISTER Mark Joseph, one of the original MISTERs, visited Longwood’s Call Me MISTER program November 3 and 4.
Dr. Jones, the Executive Director of the Call Me MISTER Program at Clemson University, conducted a two-day site visit at Longwood University. He met with Dean Paul Chapman, Maurice Carter and the MISTERs-in-training students. Dr. Jones and Dean Chapman discussed Longwood’s CMM mission and goals. The visit also solidified a continued partnership between the Universities. Dr. Jones, along with Mr. Joseph, participated in a Monday dinner and impromptu forum. Dr. Jones encouraged the MISTERs to complete their journey in becoming full-time educators. The session ended with 45 minutes of questions and answers. In December 2013, Dr. Jones met with twelve MISTERs-in-training students in Fredericksburg, Virginia.