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Dr. Bill Kimball

Dr. William (Bill) Kimball, professor emeritus of English, passed away on June 24, 2020, at the age of 97. For 23 years Dr. Kimball could be seen riding his bicycle to Converse’s campus; this was nothing out of the ordinary, as he took incredible care of himself and his physical health. Despite the daily 20-mile…
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Converse student athlete honor roll

Conference Carolinas released its Presidential Honor Roll presented by Southern Recognition LLC. Each semester, this Presidential Honor recognizes student-athletes who achieve a grade-point-average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For Spring 2020, Converse College was represented by a total of 156 student-athletes. The Women's Soccer Team led the way for the Valkyries' 13…
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Diversity, Community and Inclusion at Converse

Last week, President Newkirk called on the Converse family to step up efforts to address racial injustice in the Converse community. She shared some of the initiatives that have been put into place and the next steps to make Converse a campus that truly Acts Justly. Over the past week, a number of positive steps…
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MFA Upstate SC low residency

Converse MFA Young Adult Fiction alumna Susanne Parker ’18 was named one of only three finalists for the South Carolina Novel Prize. What Happens to the Children is her first novel. Susanne is a Hub City native and works as a Community Connections Assistant in the Spartanburg County Public Libraries system. The South Carolina Novel…
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Studio art degree sc

Mikki Nunn ’22 was featured in Overachiever Magazine’s Money Issue. Her 18"x24" oil on canvas self-portrait, which she created in Professor Jena Thomas’ Painting I class, was spotlighted in the issue. Overachiever Magazine was started in October 2018 to give a platform to all Asian women and it highlights art created by diverse and talented…
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Danielle “Chloe” Griffin ’22 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded a James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year. James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarships are awarded to Alpha Lambda Delta members who are pursuing a credit-bearing study abroad program to enhance their academic studies. Only 20 national scholarships are given each academic year.…
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