Photo of the Converse tower

Converse College has received a gift for $2 million to support Converse’s future educational mission. The gift, from an anonymous alumna and her husband, is to express their deep appreciation to Converse for the alumna’s educational experience. “Through the generosity of donors, we further the reach of Converse’s distinctive educational experience and programming,” said 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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Zimmerli Performance Center

Honoring Kurt & Nelly Zimmerli, Our Friends and Champions for the Arts On Saturday, October 12, Converse hosted the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Zimmerli Performance Center to celebrate the generosity of its campaign donors. Special appreciation was given to Life Trustee Kurt and his wife Nelly Zimmerli for championing a campaign to breathe…
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For decades, Converse College Life Trustee Kurt Zimmerli and his wife, Nelly, have generously provided leadership and financial support for the arts at Converse College and in the Spartanburg community. Now, it is their moment to finally take center stage as they champion the campaign to renovate a world-class performance hall that is near to…
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From left: William (Billy) Cribb, Evelyn Cribb Ritchie, and Kenneth (Kenny) Cribb at the inaugural "Dress Up for Dicksie" concert, holding a photo of their mother, Dicksie Brown Cribb

The Friends of the Petrie School of Music, which created a legacy of bringing world-class musicians to the Converse stage 35 years ago, has received a sustaining gift that will provide perpetual support for future generations. The gift honors the late Dicksie Brown Cribb ’46, one of three founding members of the annual concert series…
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Converse welcomed donors to campus for the 2018 ‘Thousand Thanks’ event. Our fall event celebrated our Converse donors who have given $1,000 or more over the past year. Guests had an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students, as well as see first-hand how their gifts make a difference. Take a peek at the…
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Phyllis Perrin Harris ’82

Converse College announces that alumna Phyllis Perrin Harris ’82 has taken the helm as chair of the Board of Trustees, marking an historic milestone for the College as she becomes the first African American to hold this leadership position. Recognized as a transformational leader in the corporate and federal sectors, Harris is Senior Vice President…
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Brant Bynum Converse

Dr. Brant Bynum has traveled to all manner of exotic ports of call, from North Africa to Europe, and throughout the Americas. Now he and Judy, his wife of 38 years, are planning a celebratory retirement cruise from Montreal to New York—while his love for travel stays close to home. Before sailing away from Converse…
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Valentina Aparicio of Germany holds her Converse scholarship award packet

By Courtney Hammett ’19 Thanks to one remarkable alumna, Tina Rohner ’07, Converse is providing a four-year scholarship for an international tennis player beginning in the fall of 2018. Valentina Aparicio, an 18-year-old from Buenos Aires, Argentina, will join the Valkyries tennis team and study math and physics. “Creating this scholarship is a great opportunity for…
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