Academic Procession at Opening Convocation

    (Video of the keynote address is not published at the speaker’s request due to its personal nature.)

Former Converse President Betsy Fleming stands with alumna Ellen Asherman and her husband, Philip, in front of the newly-dedicated Fleming Hall

A permanent tribute to former Converse President Betsy Fleming was announced today, as the College’s new junior housing complex was formally dedicated and named Fleming Hall in her honor. The name was selected by alumna and Converse Trustee Ellen Lanford Asherman ’85 and her husband, Philip, whose generous contributions to the College have had significant…
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Converse College and the Petrie School of Music formed a five-year partnership with Huaihua University, a public university located in the Hunan province of China, for eligible Huaihua University students to complete an international study experience at Converse. Officials from Converse and Huaihua University signed the partnership agreement in August on the Converse campus. Through…
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Duece and Bland Intruders by guest artist Alessandra Sulpy

What makes you feel alive? What makes you laugh uncontrollably? What brings a lump to your throat and tears to your eyes? The School of the Arts at Converse College plans to boldly explore the richness of humanity through powerful cultural events and their new season of works for 2017-2018 season. “Our students and faculty…
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mickel library after renovations

Funded by an anonymous donor, Converse College’s Mickel Library is undergoing an extensive, multi-phase makeover. The project has been underway since late 2016 and will transform the first and second floors over the next year. “In recent years, academic libraries have been providing learning areas where students can work collaboratively on group assignments or projects,…
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Converse faculty and staff help first-year students unload their belongings in front of Wilson Hall during move-in day.

A banner year begins this week as Converse welcomes its largest undergraduate population in the College’s 128-year history. Additional milestones to celebrate include the College’s first Converse International School students from China, first NCAA DII field hockey and NCATA acrobatics and tumbling teams, first paid campus internships program, and the opening of the new junior…
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Robert H. Chapman, photo credit Les Duggins of the Spartanburg Herald Journal

The Converse community mourns the loss of Spartanburg community leader and long-time Converse supporter, Robert H. “Rob” Chapman III, who died August 23, 2017. Chapman served on Converse College’s Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2010, and his deep connection to the College ran through both familial and community ties.  His wife, Lacy Dennis ’73,…
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Wilson Tower at Converse College

The following undergraduate students were named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2017. Converse congratulates these students on their academic achievement. Ann Taylor Abbott (SR) of Spartanburg, SC Anna Maria Aldaba (SO) of Manchester, NH Sheila Christine Allenbach (C4) of Spartanburg, SC Mary Katherine  Alley (SR) of Belton, SC Hannah Danielle Anderson (SR) of Bloomingdale,…
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Reunion 2017 Back Campus Lights

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William Marcus Morris, winner of the Lovett Promising School Leader Award, processes into graduation with his classmates

Educators, writers, marriage and family therapists, musicians and more were among the 99 students who earned Master’s degrees from Converse College during the graduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20. Many have already left an indelible mark upon their communities and professions, and all will go forth from this College to achieve even greater things…
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