Me MISTER Program to Host “Men of
Anderson University’s Call Me
MISTER program will be hosting a conference entitled “Men of Distinction” for a
select group of middle school males at AU on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Five middle
schools in Anderson District Five were invited to participate in the event; they
were asked to select several of their students to recommend for the conference.
Approximately 70 middle schoolers are expected to attend. The event will
include six different sessions, led by the members of AU’s Call Me MISTER
program, during the morning and conclude with lunch in AU’s Food for Thought
The Call Me MISTER program at Anderson recruits African
American males to enter the field of elementary education to be character
models for young learners who might not otherwise have someone in their lives
serving in that role. These men have heeded the calling to be involved in the
will of God in public schools to impact young lives in a positive way. All of
these men believe that all students can learn, regardless of circumstances that
others may deem as prohibitive to that end. The mentor for these men is Dr.
Beverly McAdams, the Associate Vice President for Student Development.
Anderson University is a selective
comprehensive university offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on
campus and online. Anderson is ranked in
the Top Tier of US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and
is on that publication’s list of the 46 “Up & Coming” universities in
America (#1 in The South). It is also
ranked as one of America’s “100 Best College Buys.”