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Converse has experienced many ‘firsts’ and milestones in just the first five months of 2020. In March, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Converse shifted to teaching all classes online, and most employees began working remotely. Sadly, the pandemic also meant postponing or canceling many Converse traditions including Reunion, Founder's Day, and Commencement. However, Converse was...
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“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt A message from President Krista Newkirk: Founder’s Day 2020 is unlike any we’ve experienced in recent history at Converse. Our celebration this year is remote, as COVID-19 community spread has forced us to implement social distancing protocols and caused our Spring 2020…
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Founder's Day Converse College 2020

See how Converse celebrated Founder's Day this year! Converse celebrated Founder's Day virtually this year! Check out everyone from the Converse community who joined us this year by posting a photo on social media with the hashtag #converseway! Please watch our special message from President Newkirk as we commemorated 130 years!

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On Monday, March 9, 2020, Converse community members and women from across the upstate gathered in Barnet Room of Montgomery Student center for the 3rd annual President’s Leadership Forum, featuring keynote speaker Katherine Jeter, EdD. See photo highlights from the event: Dubbed as “the silver tornado” by her husband of 60+ years and most often...
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President's leadership forum speaker Katherine Jeter

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (February 18, 2020) – The Upstate community is invited for a free professional development and networking event on March 9. Converse’s 3rd annual President’s Leadership Forum will host international public speaker and Spartanburg native, Katherine F. Jeter, EdD, for a presentation and fireside chat moderated by Converse President Krista L. Newkirk at 5:30…
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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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