The Converse College tennis team was selected as the winner of a $500 Intercollegiate Tennis Association grant. The Valkyries, who completed more than 50 hours of community service in the month of October, were entered into a drawing with various other members of the ITA. Converse was randomly selected among all programs who completed at…
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The Converse community celebrated the College’s 130th Opening Convocation on Friday, October 18, by gathering in Twichell Auditorium. During this year’s ceremony, students, faculty and alumni experienced for the first time the beautiful revitalization of the iconic Zimmerli Performance Center. Formally observing the start of our academic year, the program featured remarks from President Krista…
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  The Office of Admissions at Converse College announces that it has implemented a test-optional admissions policy. Effective for the fall 2020 admissions cycle, students interested in attending Converse will not be required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application. “When Converse announced our tuition reset in 2014, we demonstrated a commitment…
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Students celebrate their new chairs

Often when you donate to an organization you hope your gift benefits people around the corner or around the world. But do you know where your money really goes? Converse alumnae do when they rock the tower. Read more about the projects made possible by the record-setting $102,797 raised during 2018 year’s 24-hour Rock the…
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Conference Carolinas logo

The Converse College Valkyries is celebrating 13 individuals who made the prestigious Fall Academic All-Conference by Conference Carolinas list. Soccer led the way with eight individuals, while volleyball and cross country added four and one student-athletes, respectively. Congratulations to the following students: Cross Country Abigail Jolley Soccer A.C. Albritton Jade Berwager Isabelle Fangman Gianna Mancinelli…
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On Thursday, October 17, Converse welcomed donors and its Board of Trustees to campus for the annual A Thousand Thanks event. The festivities honored our Leadership Society donors who have given $1,000 or more to the School in the last year.  At the reception, guests mingled with faculty, staff and students while enjoying refreshments and…
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Biology student Elizabeth Yohe ’22 has been chosen as the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. This is her first time earning the award while at Converse. The league office made the official announcement on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A defensive specialist, Yohe averaged an impressive 7.63 digs per set in two Converse…
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Zimmerli Performance Center

Honoring Kurt & Nelly Zimmerli, Our Friends and Champions for the Arts On Saturday, October 12, Converse hosted the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Zimmerli Performance Center to celebrate the generosity of its campaign donors. Special appreciation was given to Life Trustee Kurt and his wife Nelly Zimmerli for championing a campaign to breathe…
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2019-2020 School of the Arts preview

Live performance thrills the soul and connects our community, but did you know it could help you live longer? Recent research from the California Institute of Technology finds that social isolation and small screen use can cause a build-up of deadly toxins in the brain. But, have no fear, the School of the Arts at…
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uthor Marie Benedict speaks in Daniel Recital Hall

Converse welcomed author Marie Benedict as she discussed her acclaimed new novel, The Only Woman in the Room. Daniel Recital Hall was packed as Benedict explored her novels about women who played a pivotal role in history but were overlooked. A reception and book-signing afterward allowed students to meet and discuss the novel with Benedict…
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