SWU graduates first ‘MISTER’

05.20.14 | Education, Awards and recognitions, Success Stories: Education

SWU graduates first ‘MISTER’

    Tyson Wright of Greer is the first to graduate from SWU in the "Call Me Mister" program.

    Tyson Wright beams as he waits for the start of Baccalaureate services at Southern Wesleyan University. Wright is the first to graduate from SWU in the "Call Me Mister" (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program. Wright will be teaching at Chandler’s Creek Elementary School in the Greenville County School District. He will receive his MISTER jacket during a ceremony at Clemson University later this summer. Wright, who comes from Greer, received his degree in elementary education.

    “We are so proud of Tyson—a wonderful role model for the MISTERs and Ambassador for Southern Wesleyan University,” said Sandra McLendon, dean of the School of Education.

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