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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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commencement-july-updates

A message from President Krista L. Newkirk: We are all looking forward to the Fourth of July this weekend, and celebrating with family and friends. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released a statement yesterday recommending residents make safe, responsible plans for celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, which include festivities…
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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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alpha lambda delta converse

The "Maintaining the Flame Award" is presented to select Alpha Lambda Delta chapters that demonstrate excellence in areas of programming, internal communication, and campus visibility. Converse is one of only six recipients this year. Converse's chapter is advised by Dr. Edna Steele and Dr. Jeffrey Barker, and the 2019-2020 year was led by: Chloe Griffin,…
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French Music Major Converse Upstate

Linda “Jef” Glenn ’71 and her husband Ed Glenn ’70 were spotlighted in the Home & Garden 2020 issue of Her Magazine. The article explores their careers as floral artists, their successful business, New Growth Designs, in Greenville, NC, and their passion for historic restoration. Read the article here. Jef and Ed met while students…
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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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