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The following undergraduate students were named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2018. Converse congratulates these students on their academic achievement! Andrea La Velle Abercrombie of Greenville, SC Amy Cathryn Allen of Clover, SC Sydney Lorene Allen of Gaffney, SC Lauren Bishop Anderson of Spartanburg, SC Valentina Aparicio of Chascomus, Argentina Kathryn Nerys Apple of…
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The Upstate community is invited for a free professional development and networking event at Converse College on Friday, March 8. Converse’s annual President’s Leadership Forum will host Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer for Bank of America, for a fireside chat moderated by Converse President Krista Newkirk at 3 p.m. in the Barnet Room…
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Backer family at the piano

By Courtney Hammett ‘19  Converse alumna Anna Kathryn Haverty Backer and husband Joe Backer first started their music lessons business during graduate school. The Backer Piano Studio grew to serve more than 60 students before they graduated, and within the two following years, Anna and Joe had laid the groundwork for opening the Cincinnati School…
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Alpha Lambda Delta awarded Emily Holbert ‘19 (Nisbet Honors) the Katharine Cater Graduate Fellowship, and Lily West ’19 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded the Dean Christine Conaway Graduate Fellowship. Emily Holbert was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2016. She is majoring in Business Administration and Politics. Lily West was also inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta…
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Photo of Dr. Williams holding her South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Jessica Williams was selected as Converse’s recipient of the 2019 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Teaching Excellence Award. She was recognized at the awards ceremony in Columbia, SC. Dr. Williams joined the department in 2015 as an assistant professor and teaches courses across the mathematics curriculum. She is a 2015-2016 Mathematical Association of…
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Image of promo poster for TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Dr. Edward Woodfin consulted with the BBC for an episode of their television show "Who Do You Think You Are?" The show, which airs on TLC in America, highlights a celebrity's genealogy and reveals to them the important or infamous historic events in the lives of their ancestors. The identity of the celebrity in Dr.…
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