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

In celebrating the founding of Converse College this year, the community gathered to hear a 2007 graduate share her advice on creating a community in a world where there are so many barriers to engaging with each other. The Student Government Association also unveiled their theme for the coming year, “Sharing The Past, Empowering the…
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TIMELESS -- Pictured: "Timeless" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

By Ella B. Webster ’20 “To me, history is an amazing major to have,” says Shawn Ryan, executive TV producer, to a room full of Converse students over a Skype call. This moment is not one that history professor Dr. Angela Elder had expected when she created her Jan term class, which is centered around...
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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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Converse music business students

Tossing beach balls to huge crowds, fetching supper for a big-time country star, and booking nearly two dozen bands put Converse’s Music Business & Technology students center stage—and backstage—at Spring Fling, the City of Spartanburg’s annual festival. Ten MUBs, as they affectionately call themselves, collaborated with the City’s Special Events Department to help produce Spartanburg’s…
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WSPA's Scene on 7 hosts Converse Music Business to discuss the Tom Petty tribute concert

by John Jeter, Lecturer in Music Business You may hear folks say, “Don’t sweat the petty,” when a huge job includes so many details that may seem too small to worry about. But you will never hear that from Converse College Music Business students (MUBs) who produced their own rock concert, “Free Fallin’ For Petty.”…
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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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Jessica Gilbert works on an art project during the filming of "Quiet Please..." at Converse College

Imagine the sound of someone sitting next to you noisily typing on a keyboard, tapping their foot repetitively or chewing loudly. Annoying, right? But for people who suffer from misophonia, such sounds can literally be debilitating. Misophonia is a neurologically based disorder that causes extreme negative reactions to sounds, with responses ranging from moderate discomfort...
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MLK Day 2017

Finding ways to positively impact the community is an ongoing tradition at Converse, and this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service brought faculty, staff and students together with others across Spartanburg in a united effort to serve. Converse’s soccer team worked with senior volunteers at the United Way to write thank-you cards…
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Converse Valkyries Logo

Converse congratulates 101 student-athletes, representing more than a third of the total student-athlete population at the College, who achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the Fall semester. Cross Country led the way with a team GPA of 3.22, with Lauren Morris, Elizabeth Noland, Kensley Echols, Brittany Sandifer and Autumn Stone making…
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