Department Chair of Religion and Philosophy Dr. Kevin DeLapp

Dr. Kevin DeLapp published an essay examining aspects of the 2016 presidential election in light of the philosophy of language, truthfulness and lying. The essay, “When Is Telling The Truth No Better Than Lying?”, was co-authored with Wofford Professor Jeremy Henkel and appears in The Philosophers’ Magazine. Learn More! Dr. Kevin DeLapp Philosophy at Converse

Assistant Professor of History Angela Esco Elder

Dr. Angela Esco Elder published her co-edited volume, Practical Strangers: The Courtship Correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, Sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, in June, with the University of Georgia Press. It is a story of the Civil War, of Abraham Lincoln’s shattered family, of two people falling in love, and of soldiers and brothers…
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View of Amsterdam

Dr. Erin Templeton was elected to the Board of Directors of the Modernist Studies Association and will serve as the Chair of Membership and Elections though 2020. She delivered a paper on “Quantifying Modern Poetry” at the annual MSA conference in Amsterdam. Over the summer Dr. Templeton taught a week-long workshop on Accessibility and Digital…
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Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Department Neval Erurk

We are proud to announce that Dr. Neval Erturk was selected to be honored as a Minority Access National Role Model.  This award is presented to faculty, higher education leaders, and others who serve as inspirational role models who inspire others to emulate them, and thereby increase the pool of scholars and professionals who will…
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Mahoro book cover Natacha Karambizi

Chemistry grad Natacha Karambizi ’15 recently published her book, Mahoro: A Little Girl’s Search for Peace. This fictional story was inspired by the 1994 Genocide which took place in Rwanda. The story explores how the community dealt with the consequences of the genocide and set out to reconstruct a new Rwanda. “As someone who grew…
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Anyah Preston worked with rare butterflies during internship

Anyah Preston ’19 headed to Michigan for her summer internship at the South West Michigan Land Conservancy. She researched native and invasive species in Michigan, while also learning how to manage them and identify them. Anyah also explored the roles human interaction with the environment plays and potential consequences that effect. “We also got to team…
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Joe Dunn

Dr. Joe Dunn was a lead researcher, writer and fact checker for Smithsonian’s new book, The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History. Dr. Dunn was recently interviewed by Ubelong, a DC based international agency involved in humanitarian and reconciliation work globally. He discussed Ubelong’s current photo and interview project on surviving North Vietnam veterans of…
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art lounge internship

Aquarius Lawson ‘18 didn’t have to go far from the Converse campus for a compelling internship experience. She spent her summer interning with The Art Lounge on East Main Street. The Art Lounge specializes in custom framing and its gallery features more than 20 local artists. Aquarius said, “I had never framed anything before going…
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Chemistry student Mikayla Santoro

Mikayla Santoro ’18 spent her summer interning in the Toxicology Department of the SC Law Enforcement Division. With her future focused on pursuing a career in forensics and toxicology this chance to shadow forensic analysts and forensic technicians was a rare opportunity for Mikayla. Her role primarily involved performing data mining, contributing to the department’s…
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registrar internship

Ra’Veen Lowden ’19 has spent the summer interning in the Converse Registrar’s Office with Jenzabar, a software and services provider for higher education. Ra’Veen began working in the Registrar’s office during the school year as a work-study student. Part of her internship involves developing a simplified way for incoming transfer students to evaluate which classes…
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