Molly Inclan and her class helped rock the tower this year

At the stroke of midnight on November 9, ‘Rock the Tower’ took over the Converse website and social media channels for the College’s second annual day of giving This 24-hour event raises support and awareness for the Converse Annual Fund, provides funding for student scholarships, supports initiatives that positively impact student and faculty retention, fuels…
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mickel library after renovations

Funded by an anonymous donor, Converse College’s Mickel Library is undergoing an extensive, multi-phase makeover. The project has been underway since late 2016 and will transform the first and second floors over the next year. “In recent years, academic libraries have been providing learning areas where students can work collaboratively on group assignments or projects,…
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The Rainey Family

Breathing new life into historic materials from Spartanburg’s textile mill heritage, the new Rainey Amphitheater at Converse College was dedicated during a celebration held Friday, June 24th. Building materials for the project came from Clifton Manufacturing Company No. 2 Mill, which was built in 1888 by Converse founder Dexter Edgar Converse and dismantled in 2013.

Overhead view of Converse seal

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to support a new Interfaith Studies program at Converse College. The program will include a wide range of interdisciplinary courses to explore aspects of religious diversity and cross-cultural dialogue, culminating in an academic minor, as well as establish a center to sponsor visiting speakers and…
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Converse announces another year of record enrollment as the campus welcomes 275 new students for the 2015-16 year. The College expects 5% growth in total undergraduate enrollment over last year, contributing to a total of 30% growth over the last five years and marking the highest traditional undergraduate enrollment in more than a quarter of…
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Converse announces two key additions to the newly formed Division of External Affairs and University Relations: Charlotte Smeak Verreault ’79 as Vice President and Lindsey Duncan Graham as Director of Events, Camps, Conferences and Rentals. Both begin their employment with Converse on June 1. “It is exciting to be a part of the forward momentum…
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Converse College enthusiastically welcomes nearly 300 new undergraduate students to campus this week – a 15% increase over last year’s incoming class that sets a new 25-year enrollment record for the fourth consecutive year. As new students and their families arrived on campus, they were greeted by faculty and staff members who unloaded their cars…
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Converse College announces that Robert C. Stewart will join the senior management team as vice president for institutional advancement, with a primary focus on building investment and partnerships that drive forward strategic goals of the college. Stewart is currently vice president for advancement and chief operating officer at Pfieffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. He will…
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On April 23, Converse honored its past, present and future during a memorable Founder’s Day celebration in Twichell Auditorium. The day’s festivities kicked off with a rousing welcome from President Fleming, who called upon the Converse community to be bold in their lives. The Founder’s Day keynote address was given by alumna Berry Bate ’75,…
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Converse College announced that it has surpassed its $75 million goal in The Campaign for Converse: Building for the Future, one year ahead of the original June 30, 2003 completion date. During a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, President Nancy Oliver Gray announced that the Campaign now stands at $76…
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