Newkirk New years message Converse

As I prepared this message for you, I reflected on the words I wrote for my 2020 New Year’s where I discussed our vision for the next ten years for Converse and noted that, “2020 will be a pivotal year for Converse. It will deepen our commitment to developing a vibrant community, expanding our tradition...
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Converse sports upstate SC coed

It’s no secret Converse is growing and implementing some monumental changes in 2021. With the July 2021 name change from college to university and the fall 2020 shift to co-educational, Converse is looking into the future and driving our region vibrantly forward while still honoring our rich history. A significant element of the model change...
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Mary Thomas Award Krista Newkirk

Converse College President Krista L. Newkirk was honored with the Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change alongside four local female leaders on Saturday, December 5, 2020 during a virtual ceremony which was streamed live from the Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy on the campus of The Spartanburg County Foundation….
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Converse College announces its launch of the “Converse Guarantee” – a program guaranteeing undergraduate students will graduate in 4 years and gain employment or graduate school acceptance within 6 months after graduation. Components of the Converse Guarantee are: Guarantee 1: Converse guarantees all undergraduate, full-time students who begin and continue at Converse will graduate in…
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Converse Tower

Converse College recently announced to its students that it will freeze the tuition rate for the 2021-22 academic year. “With many facing financial challenges during the COVID-19 global pandemic, we recognize that our students and their families have made a significant investment and commitment to a Converse education, and we want to make sure that…
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Converse MFA Clemson Partnership

Converse College and Clemson University Press are pleased to announce a publishing collaboration in conjunction with the low-residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program at Converse. The collaboration, known as the Clemson-Converse Literature Series, publishes poetry collections, short-story collections, and nonfiction essay collections selected by two competitions, each of which will run…
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converse campus act justly message

In late August, we announced the promotion of Danielle Stone to Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion and Coordinator of Title IX and Restorative Justice. This new role that Danielle is undertaking intertwines three of the most essential functions for a safe and healthy community: Diversity and Inclusion, Restorative Justice, and Title IX and will...
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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…
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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…
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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…
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