On November 16, the Converse family gathered with members of the Spartanburg community for the South Carolina debut of Ambassador Nikki Haley’s book, With All Due Respect. During the fireside chat, moderated by Senator Tim Scott, Ambassador Haley gave attendees a behind-the scenes look at some of the lighthearted, poignant and deeply personal moments revealed…
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On November 2, Converse hosted the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science’s (SCJAS) annual workshop, which enables high school teachers and students to participate in a full day of science-focused activities. The 2019 workshop included hands-on activities like shark dissection and virtual reality exploration, as well as research presentations and teacher professional development. Dr. Erin…
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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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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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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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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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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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MFA anniversary logo

By Monica Jones ‘03 Ten years is a milestone worth celebrating, and Converse College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will be commemorating in fine style on Thursday, June 6, 2019, with two exciting events in two different venues. Kicking off this salute to the MFA program and its graduates’ accomplishments, a reception…
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The Class of 2019 process across Johnson Plaza

Throughout their four years at Converse, the Class of 2019 has explored their interests, developed their individual passions, and honed their personal definitions of success. They leave our gates as passionate, service-oriented citizens who stand ready to make a positive difference in their professions and communities. On Saturday, May 18, Converse held commencement ceremonies for...
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Converse Tower

In celebrating the founding of Converse College this year, the community gathered to hear a 2007 graduate share her advice on creating a community in a world where there are so many barriers to engaging with each other. The Student Government Association also unveiled their theme for the coming year, “Sharing The Past, Empowering the…
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