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In late August, we announced the promotion of Danielle Stone to Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion and Coordinator of Title IX and Restorative Justice. This new role that Danielle is undertaking intertwines three of the most essential functions for a safe and healthy community: Diversity and Inclusion, Restorative Justice, and Title IX and will...
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Converse grant science program NIH

Converse College has been awarded grants of over $750,000 to support its faculty-led biomedical research and expand research opportunities for students. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the grants are a portion of the $18.9 million that has been awarded to South Carolina institutions…
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Converse math program Computer science girls who code

In an extension of its program development in mathematics and technology, Converse College announces its partnership with Girls Who Code during the 2020-2021 academic year. Girls Who Code aims to close the gender gap in technology and encourages young women to pursue their interest in mathematics and computer science through hands-on learning and mentorship. The…
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Provost Jeff Barker Converse SC

Dear Converse Community, Today, September 18, 2020, Dr. Jeff Barker announced his retirement as Provost, effective June 30, 2021. His letter to our faculty is included below. Although he will retire as Provost, he will continue with Converse in the upcoming years as a full-time professor. Jeff joined Converse in 2002 as Vice President for…
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Converse Tower

In collaboration with Converse College’s renowned Petrie School of Music and its Music Business and Technology program, Oregon-based startup Music Myway Inc. is releasing “Virtual Venue,” a plug-and-play hardware and software application that brings together the three most critical parts of a concert experience: artist, venue and fan. Converse will be the first educational institution…
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Dean Chandra Hopkins Converse

We are thrilled that Dr. Chandra Owenby Hopkins is the Converse recipient of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 2020 Excellence in Teaching award! SCICU annually recognizes one faculty member from each of their twenty member institutions across South Carolina. The nominees are liberal arts institution leaders, dedicated to students, not just as…
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Converse College welcomes six new members to its esteemed Board of Trustees: Sandra Hartnett ‘75, retired educator in Spartanburg, SC; Padrica Hopkins, M.D. ‘85, Medical Oncologist and Partner at Georgia Cancer Specialists in Stockbridge, GA; Lt. Colonel Karla Jones ‘85 (Ret.), Director of Customer Success at Dynamic Signal Technology in San Bruno, CA; Tina Rohner…
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Spring 2020 dean's list Converse

Converse congratulates the following undergraduate students on their academic achievement. Spring 2020 Dean's List Kendel D. Abrams (Nisbet Honors) of New Freedom, PA Azalea Natania Elena Acevedo (Nisbet Honors) of Monks Corner, SC Andrea Aguirre Bernal of San Diego, CA Adara Joy Aho of Campobello, SC Anna C. Albritton of Chesapeake, VA Amy Cathryn Allen...
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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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Jeff Willis

The Converse community mourns the passing of Dr. Jeff Willis, beloved Director of Archives and Special Collections, Andrew Helmus Professor of History Emeritus. Dr. Willis served Converse for fifty-three years, first as a faculty member and then as the Director of Archives and Special Collections. He died from complications of COVID-19. “The quintessential gentleman scholar,…
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