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Converse welcomed donors to campus for the 2018 ‘Thousand Thanks’ event. Our fall event celebrated our Converse donors who have given $1,000 or more over the past year. Guests had an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students, as well as see first-hand how their gifts make a difference. Take a peek at the…
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Freida Rodgers Byrd and Margaret Jones Swindler

The 2018 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of our first Black students enrolling at Converse College. Throughout the year we are reflecting on the courage of these women, our heritage and growth, as well as the work still ahead of us. This is the first in a series featuring our alumnae. Listening to Freida…
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Celebrating Courage alumnae panel discussion photo

Fifty years ago this fall, Freida Rogers Byrd and Margaret Jones Swindler became the first Black students to enroll at Converse College. In celebration of this milestone, Converse College is reflecting on our heritage and exploring the work still ahead of us with a year-long series, Celebrating Courage & Charting the Future: Commemorating 50 Years…
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Sheri Strickland Grant

Dr. Strickland and and Dr. Ken Shimizu (University of South Carolina) received a one-year $60,000 grant through EPSCoR GEAR-CRP (Established Program To Stimulate Competitive Research - Collaborative Research Program). They also received the National Science Foundation Supplemental Award. Dr. Strickland recently presented two talks at the University of Notre Dame, “Active Learning in Organic Chemistry:…
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Sonja Condit book cover

Sonja Condit's second book, The Banshee of Machrae, was recently published to rave reviews. Lisa Hase-Jackson’s first full-length collection of poetry, Flint and Fire, was selected by award-winning poet, Jericho Brown, for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection prize and will be published in Spring 2019. Explore the low-residency MFA at Converse…
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Students present IDeA Washington DC

Emily Parker ’18 (Nisbet Honors) and Julia Campbell ’18 (Nisbet Honors) presented their research titled “Gene Expression Changes Caused by Ophiocordyceps sinensis and Ganoderma lucidum in Rat Livers” at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence in Washington D.C.. Their research advisor was Dr. Neval Erturk. Learn More! Nisbet Honors Program Research at Converse
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