Andrea Abercrombie Interns at Milliken

By Courtney Hammett ’19 Recently featured in the Herald Journal newspaper, Interior Design student Andrea Abercrombie ’19 talks about life at Converse College and interning at Milliken. Finding Her Way at Converse “My Converse experience has been wonderful and that has been for many reasons. The Interior Design Program at Converse is currently one of only…
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Education grad Melissa Rhodes

Melissa Rhodes ’10 MEd ’12 calls her journey at Converse a “whirlwind”…and one of the best decisions of her life. She enrolled in the Converse II program; today she is an award-winning drama teacher, novelist and doctoral candidate with her first article due to be published in winter 2017. The Converse II program is a…
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Special Education major Amy Hinson

“My name is Amy Hinson. I am 35 years old and preparing to finally graduate college.”

Creative and Professional Writing Grad Martha Miller

Martha Miller BFA ‘08 MFA ‘12 is no stranger to the creative world. Before she made her way to Converse, Martha spent 16 years as a professional cake decorator, relishing in the joy of her brides’ faces when they saw their wedding cakes for the first time. Martha is an equal opportunity art lover, from…
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Converse College Alumni

Southern Belle, redefined. Going back to college as an adult is not an easy choice. But for Connie Stillinger ’14 it was, by far, one of the best decisions she’s ever made. At the age of 53, after years of putting others first, Stillinger decided it was her time “to grow and learn and experience…
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Converse College Faculty

Kiya Heartwood ’10 came to Converse as a Converse II student, having already earned a BA in Creative Writing from U Kentucky and an MA in Cultural Studies at Northfield in Vermont. She’d spent many years as a singer-songwriter—both as a soloist and in a variety of groups—and wanted to hone her composition chops. While…
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Converse College Haiti Trip

By Geri Hurlbut, Art Therapy Our Creative Collaboration Grant, Arts for Haiti, provided some of the funds that allowed a few art therapy students to return to Haiti in December, 2011, following a partnership launched last spring with Lumiere Ministries, a medical mission program, and Emporia State University. We traveled with music therapy students from…
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Converse College Campus

“It’s a GLORIOUS autumn day and as I drove onto the campus of Converse College this morning I was once again filled with emotion to the point of tears. I am continually amazed and overcome with a myriad of emotions about being here. Joy,fear, excitement and determination are just a few.  Autumn is often viewed…
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Salvation Army

Converse II art education major Lekesa Miller recently brought her 3rd-6th grade students from the Salvation Army After School program to Converse for an art workshop and tours of Milliken Fine Art Building and Milliken Art Gallery. Students in Converse’s Art for the Child class gave a lesson in three-dimensional art work and helped each…
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Converse College Stories

“Working in a job that won’t improve or give you self satisfaction is more difficult than returning to school. Take the first step. Get started. It’s not as hard as you think and the benefits far outweigh any struggles you may face. “When I first started classes, I was an executive assistant in the automotive industry….
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