In early June, Jane Marion ’04 will be winging her way to Deerfield, Massachusetts to take part in the 2002 Historic Deerfield Summer Fellows Program. This highly competitive program, which is worth $7,500 (covering tuition, room and board, and books), accepts only 6-10 students from throughout the country each year. Jane, who is a double…
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Some of the best undergraduate research projects have begun with statements like “I don’t really understand it but it sounds fascinating,” or “I’ve always wondered…”. In Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston wrote, “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” Throughout the summer of 2002, four Converse College…
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Susannah Evelyn Johnson ’02 was recognized during the 18th annual student research forum at East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine for her research on Atherosclerosis. Her research project was titled “The activation of Matrix Metalloproteinases by Mast Cell Serine Proteases.” She won first place for the Student Choice Award for her…
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It is a virtual and literal list full of who’s who. Each year, Who’s Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities recognizes individual academic excellence on a national level. And this year, twelve Converse College seniors have made the list: Kimberly Bates of Tuscumbia, Ala. Marlee Beckham of Camden, S.C. Kelly Fulmer of Columbia,…
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SPARTANBURG, S.C.– As classes for the Fall semester begin, members of an exceptional freshman class have taken their places at Converse College. The incoming Class of 2005 is comprised of students who made a difference in high school and are now ready to meet the challenges presented at the collegiate level. The class is solid…
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SPARTANBURG, S.C.– Converse College student Teri Ann Johnson claimed first place honors in the vocal component of the recent Athena 2001 Festival and Competition. Competing with eight singers at the advanced level in the vocal competition, Teri’s 25 minute performance included works by a virtual who’s who among female composers. “I chose songs by Libby…
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So what did you do during summer break? Six Converse College students joined 25 other students from South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) during a symposium to present the results of their summer research projects. The symposium was held Feb. 7th at Fluor Daniel in Greenville, SC. Grant proposals from the students were selected…
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