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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Dean Chandra Owenby Hopkins Converse College for Women

Converse College announces it has named Dr. Chandra Owenby Hopkins as the first Dean of the Converse College for Women, effective July 1, 2021. Converse announced in February 2020 that it would be expanding its undergraduate residential program from single-gender to co-educational, and changing its name from college to university while maintaining the Converse College for...
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Dr. Neval Erturk is not just an award-winning teacher and scholar – she’s also an artist. And she’s taken those artistic skills to help protect the Converse and Spartanburg Community. She purchased materials and put her sewing skills to work to masks for our Converse Campus Safety officers. Dr. Erturk said Campus Safety has always…
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SCAEA logo with colored pencils

Converse faculty, students and alumnae were out in force at the 2019 South Carolina Art Education Association Conference in Greenville. Students and alumni received multiple awards including: Andrew McMillian ’13 – SCAEA Outstanding Principal; Elise Stuck ’09 – SCAEA Middle Level Educator of the Year. Cindy Riddle ’08 was elected President of the SCAEA and…
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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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Spanish language writing center in Mickel library

Dr. Stefania Licata officially opened the Spanish Writing and Language Center on September 2, 2019, in Mickel Library after a pilot program in Spring 2019. This center provides our students with one-on-one consultations on a variety of Spanish oral and writing language needs. Dr. Licata spoke about her motivation to provide this resource to Converse…
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Alpha Lambda Delta logo

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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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

A Memorial service will be held for Dr. Charles Morgan on May 30th at 5:00 p.m. in The Daniel Recital Hall. You can read the obituary here. The Converse community mourns the passing of former Professor and longtime Converse supporter Charles (Charlie) Morgan, who died peacefully in his home Thursday, May 2, 2019, surrounded by…
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