A Tesla with the Valkyrie on the side, driven by alumna Karen Thomas

By Ella B. Webster ’20 “Who would have thought, when I was sitting in biology class as a student, that one day I would know how to ship a car from coast to coast?” laughs Dr. Karen Thomas. Thomas is a Converse alumna, a long-practicing chiropractor, a wife, and a mother. In addition, she’s a…
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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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Candice Tse, vice president for Goldman Sachs

When Candice Tse was tapped her senior year at Rutgers University to work at Goldman Sachs, the opportunity was incredible yet a little daunting. She took the leap. Almost 20 years later, she’s still working for Goldman Sachs but has risen to Vice President of Strategic Advisory Solutions for Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Tse now…
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The Inaugural Ball

Friday, April 21 was a mile marker in the history of Converse College as we celebrated the investiture of our tenth president, Krista L. Newkirk, JD. Festivities ran from mid-morning until late in the evening and included a formal inauguration ceremony, the launch of a new tradition with the Converse Mace, a celebratory lunch on…
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Friday, April 21 was a mile marker in the history of Converse College as we celebrated the investiture of our tenth president, Krista L. Newkirk, JD. Festivities ran from mid-morning until late in the evening and included a formal inauguration ceremony, the launch of a new tradition with the Converse Mace, a celebratory lunch on…
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Reconnecting in historic Wilson Hall are two women who have dedicated the last decade to growing the most distinctive and best aspects of Converse College. In this heartfelt conversation between Betsy Fleming and Sally Jeter Hammond ’81, former Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing, President Fleming reflects on her time at Converse and reveals a...
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onverse Valkyries logo

Converse Director of Athletics Joy Couch announced on Monday that the school will introduce Acrobatics and Tumbling as a varsity sport beginning in the Fall of 2016 and compete in the Spring of 2017. Acrobatics and Tumbling will serve as the Valkyries 12th sport and 11th NCAA sponsored sport. A search for the program’s first…
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Festival of Lessons and Carols

Converse College and the Upstate community will enjoy a beautiful holiday tradition when the annual student-led Festival of Lessons & Carols is held in Twichell Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public with free admission. The Festival of Lessons and Carols has become a favorite tradition for…
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Converse College announced today its Presidential Search Committee and the selection of Isaacson, Miller, a leading national executive search firm, as its partner in the search for the College’s tenth president. The search process was initiated following President Betsy Fleming’s Sept. 8 announcement that 2015-2016 will be her final year leading the College. The process…
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