Converse grant science program NIH

Converse College has been awarded grants of over $750,000 to support its faculty-led biomedical research and expand research opportunities for students. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the grants are a portion of the $18.9 million that has been awarded to South Carolina institutions…
Read More>>

Converse math program Computer science girls who code

In an extension of its program development in mathematics and technology, Converse College announces its partnership with Girls Who Code during the 2020-2021 academic year. Girls Who Code aims to close the gender gap in technology and encourages young women to pursue their interest in mathematics and computer science through hands-on learning and mentorship. The…
Read More>>

Provost Jeff Barker Converse SC

Dear Converse Community, Today, September 18, 2020, Dr. Jeff Barker announced his retirement as Provost, effective June 30, 2021. His letter to our faculty is included below. Although he will retire as Provost, he will continue with Converse in the upcoming years as a full-time professor. Jeff joined Converse in 2002 as Vice President for…
Read More>>

Dean Chandra Hopkins Converse

We are thrilled that Dr. Chandra Owenby Hopkins is the Converse recipient of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 2020 Excellence in Teaching award! SCICU annually recognizes one faculty member from each of their twenty member institutions across South Carolina. The nominees are liberal arts institution leaders, dedicated to students, not just as…
Read More>>

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…
Read More>>

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...
Read More>>

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…
Read More>>

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…
Read More>>

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…
Read More>>

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…
Read More>>