We miss our Converse students, faculty, and staff and the vibrancy your presence brings to campus. We look forward to the day when you return. We also miss seeing our alumnae/i and friends at the many campus events you attend. In this challenging time, we wanted to provide a moment of reflection and inspiration. Please...
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2020 Converse College Commencement Graduation announcement

Dear Converse Community, This week, Converse started classes 100% online – a first for Converse in our 130-year history. I am very grateful to our faculty and staff who worked diligently to ensure the successful launch of these classes today. We hope that our students are adapting to their new remote class environment; if any…
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Please watch a special message from President Krista Newkirk to the Converse community. If you are unable to view the video, the audio transcript has been provided below. Hello everyone. Before I start, let me introduce you to my son's dog Cookie – just one of the three dogs that makes our household better albeit...
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Steffi kong Converse Tennis

Psychology and Biochemistry major, and tennis player Steffi Kong ’20 has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. The conference office made the official announcement on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A senior from Singapore, Kong won both of her singles matches at No. 1 singles last week in straight sets. She…
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Converse Tower

Dear Converse Community, It has been clear that we are in uncertain times as the past few weeks have unfolded in a way that none of us could have imagined. Yet, at a period of time when so much has changed, we continue to be steadfast in our mission to “see clearly, decide wisely, and…
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newkirk-jeter-presidents-forum-Converse

On Monday, March 9, 2020, Converse community members and women from across the upstate gathered in Barnet Room of Montgomery Student center for the 3rd annual President’s Leadership Forum, featuring keynote speaker Katherine Jeter, EdD. See photo highlights from the event: Dubbed as “the silver tornado” by her husband of 60+ years and most often...
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alpha lambda delta 2020 Converse inductees

Converse students were honored during the Alpha Lambda Delta induction ceremony. Congratulations to our new inductees: Anna Allen Sara Barrett Emma Baum Summer Baxter Morgan Berndt Rachel Black (Nisbet Honors) Megan Booty (Nisbet Honors) Aimee Boudreau Angela Brobson (Nisbet Honors) Kaitlin Brown Madison Buisch (Nisbet Honors) Delaney Coldren (Nisbet Honors) Sharon Cole Claudia Comer Brenda…
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Valkyrie Middle College Converse District 7 logo

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Converse College and Spartanburg School District Seven announce a new collaborative program aimed to create a pipeline for highly qualified K-12 educators in the Upstate. The Valkyrie Middle College will enroll selected Spartanburg High School (SHS) students who wish to pursue a career in education, enabling them to earn up to a full…
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President's leadership forum speaker Katherine Jeter

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (February 18, 2020) – The Upstate community is invited for a free professional development and networking event on March 9. Converse’s 3rd annual President’s Leadership Forum will host international public speaker and Spartanburg native, Katherine F. Jeter, EdD, for a presentation and fireside chat moderated by Converse President Krista L. Newkirk at 5:30…
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On February 7, 2020, after many months of careful deliberation and research, Converse College has decided to expand its undergraduate residential program from single-gender to co-ed in fall 2021. In addition, Converse is embracing its 55-year history as a graduate degree-granting institution with a name change from college to university effective July 1, 2021. Under...
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