MLK Day 2017

Finding ways to positively impact the community is an ongoing tradition at Converse, and this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service brought faculty, staff and students together with others across Spartanburg in a united effort to serve. Converse’s soccer team worked with senior volunteers at the United Way to write thank-you cards…
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Heather Hiley and Hunter Brownat the Walk a Mile in her Shoes event

Hunter Brown, a 21-yr-old US Army veteran, joined 23 people to take a one-mile walk beginning at Converse’s Rainey Amphitheatre on a bright Saturday morning. It was the first “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at Converse College, a student-organized branch of the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence….
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A new biosensor to help detect a genetic disease. The potentially carcinogenic effects of Round Up. This sort of research may sound like the domain of large biomedical research labs, but it’s being conducted right here on the Converse campus. And some of the researchers aren’t old enough to drive.

Brenna Bylar receives the Elford C. Morgan award from President Betsy Fleming

Each year, Converse recognizes students, faculty and Spartanburg community members for their outstanding accomplishments and impact in a variety of areas. The following awards were presented during the 2016 commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students, held May 14: Elford C. Morgan Award The highest academic honor given to a student in the disciplines of…
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Studio Art major Caren Stansell

On the heels of the announcement of Converse’s new School of the Arts (SOA) initiative, Creativity that Works, comes an ideal example of one of the program’s goals: prepare students for successful careers by incorporating experiential learning into every major. Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, N.C. has invited Caren Stansell ’16, a Studio Art major and…
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Deja Attaway

Converse College’s Deja Attaway is one of three students who have been chosen by Conference Carolinas to attend the 2016 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum held April 7-10 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Student-Athlete Leadership Forum is an annual educational opportunity for student-athletes exhibiting leadership and positive influence on campus and within the community. The NCAA created the Leadership Forum…
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Valkyries new mascot

There is a new girl in town, a Norse goddess to be exact. “Val” – a mythological warrior complete with shield and spear – led the Converse Valkyries basketball team onto the court for the first time Saturday, surprising and delighting fans who welcomed her with cheers. The NCAA Division II team high-fived their new…
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Festival of Lessons and Carols

Converse College and the Upstate community will enjoy a beautiful holiday tradition when the annual student-led Festival of Lessons & Carols is held in Twichell Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public with free admission. The Festival of Lessons and Carols has become a favorite tradition for…
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After beating a severe medical condition to get to college, a Converse College freshman’s efforts are being recognized by the White House. Meredith Boyce, a Spartanburg native, is one of 11 Champions of Change who will be honored at the White House on Tuesday. She made it to college after a brain aneurysm in 2011…
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Competing against both Division I and II schools in the first meet of the 2015 season, the Valkyries performed well for head coach Brandon Morton with a fourth place finish among DII teams at the USC Upstate Eye Opener at Milliken Research Park. Ashly Sutherland (Cowpens, S.C.) was the headline for the Valkyries as she was…
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