Class of 2019 students throw coins on the seal

Yeque Sun ’19 obtained a full-time job as a Veterinary Assistant at the Animal Medical Center in Spartanburg. Paige Johnson ’19 accepted a position as a Rehab Tech/Administrative Assistant at two nursing home facilities in Spartanburg. Anyah Preston ’19 started work at the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards. She is part of the trail crew traveling…
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Photo of Cathy Sloss Jones by Mary Fehr

Grad Cathy Sloss Jones ‘75 was highlighted as one of the ‘Faces of Birmingham’ on StyleBlueprint.com. President and CEO of Sloss Real Estate, Jones’ company develops abandoned property and buildings in the Birmingham area. The story highlights Jones’ passion for redeveloping historic buildings and commercial districts, her time as a Loeb Fellowship recipient and why “Be…
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Map of Rwanda

Biochemistry grad Melissa Brock Erkens ’18 (Nisbet Honors) spent the summer working with Emory University’s Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group in Kigali, Rwanda. She conducted qualitative and quantitative research into the barriers that are faced by female sex workers as they enroll in health insurance. Melissa drafted discussion guides, analyzed the responses from focus groups,…
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Cover of 'Journal of Chemistry'

Biochemistry grad Jessica Morgan Umana ’18 co-authored a research article with Sheri Strickland and other collaborators in Dr. Ken Shimizu’s group at the University of South Carolina. The article entitled “Electrostatically driven CO-π aromatic interactions” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The Journal of the American Chemical Society is…
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Dr. Foy with Tim Scott

Dr. Patti Foy traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent the South Carolina Music Educators Association at the Leadership Assembly of the National Association for Music Education. She visited the offices of Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott as well as the office of Congressman William Timmons to advocate for federal legislation supporting music education in…
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Great College logo

Converse College is one of only 85 colleges and universities recognized in the 2019 ‘Great Colleges to Work For‘ program. Converse was voted as a great place to work in the category of Tenure and Promotion Clarity. The ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ survey is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs…
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Photo of Tharanga Goonetilleke

Even as a soon-to-be graduate, Tharanga Goonetilleke ’05 had dreamed of seeing her name up in lights. See how she has achieved that goal —and discovered a unique way to blend music and art in this online feature story in Throongers magazine. Read about the many international stages Tharanga has performed on, her passion for…
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Exterior photo of Levee Contemporary gallery

Professor Andrew Blanchard and his brother in law, Shane Foreman, were spotlighted in a feature story on The Green Laker. They are co-partners in the venture known as Levee Contemporary. Professor Blanchard said the gallery in Princeton, Wisconsin is an opportunity for him to continue providing opportunities for his students, beyond post-baccalaureate studies. “With Levee…
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Dr. McDaniel holds his ninth book

Dr. Tom McDaniel, former dean and Emeritus Professor of Education, has just produced his ninth book. The New Dean’s Survival Guide is published by Magna Publishers and available now. Learn more about Dr. McDaniel…

Close up of mace

Converse is excited to announce that Dr. Joe Dunn, Charles A. Dana Professor of History and Politics, and chair of History and Politics, was nominated by faculty and selected by the President to serve as Grand Marshal. For the 2019-2020 school year, Dr. Dunn will lead the academic procession bearing the Converse Mace during formal…
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