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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From college to university, from all women to the world, we march toward the future

Spartanburg, SC— (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,…
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Converse is honored to recognize the following undergraduate students named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2019. Converse congratulates these students on this impressive academic achievement! Kendel D. Abrams of New Freedom, PA (Nisbet Honors) Azalea Natania Elena Acevedo of Monks Corner, SC (Nisbet Honors) Adara Joy Aho of Campobello, SC Amy Cathryn Allen of…
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Intelligent.com has selected Converse College as having the top-ranked online Master’s in Gifted And Talented Education degree program in the Southeast. From the press release: Converse College has been recognized as a top-ranked institution offering the best online Master’s in Gifted and Talented Education Degree Programs by Intelligent.com. Converse College was listed among 30 other…
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President Krista Newkirk is one of only 50 people selected by Greenville Business Magazine as one of the region’s most influential people. President Newkirk was named Converse College’s tenth President in 2016. A respected and passionate leader with broad knowledge and experience across the higher education landscape, Newkirk brings to Converse a strong history of…
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Converse College announces the Converse Promise, a scholarship program for South Carolina high school seniors who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class. Eligible students will receive up to the value of full tuition for up to eight semesters at Converse College. In order to qualify, students must graduate in the top 10…
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Converse College welcomes four new members to its Board of Trustees: Chris Dorrance, Senior Associate Consultant for School Strategies and Solutions Consulting; Rear Admiral Stephen I Johnson (Ret.), Chair and Executive Coach at Vistage International; Linda Layman Redding ’88, National Sales Manager at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance; and Elizabeth Findlay Vingi ’87, former O’Quinn Schools…
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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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Schedule of soccer events

Director of Athletics Jennifer Bell announced on Tuesday, Aug. 13 that Scott Fogarty has been named the newest coach of the Converse College soccer program. Fogarty brings a wealth of knowledge to the Purple and Gold and will look to hit the ground running with preseason just around the corner. “We are more than excited…
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Converse is one of only four schools in the nation to receive the Order of the Torch Award from the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta.  Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society and the Order of the Torch Award goes to institutions who do the most outstanding work promoting student academic success during…
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