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LaTrese Kinney ’17 had her article, “Parent’s Survival Guide to Autism Diagnosis and Treatment” published in Issue 91 of Autism Parenting Magazine. LaTrese works at SpringBrook Autism Behavioral Health in Travelers Rest, SC. Read her article here. Explore the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Converse…

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Maria Martinez ’20, a Psychology, Politics and Hispanic Studies major, was awarded a 2019 Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship. Recipients of this highly-competitive, national scholarship are determined based upon criteria including maintaining a 3.5-grade point average, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, as well as campus and community service activities. Only 37 scholarships are awarded…
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Dr. Erin Templeton, Dean of the School of Humanities, Sciences, and Business, delivered a paper on Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me the Waltz at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society conference in Toulouse, France. Dr. Templeton is an internationally recognized Fitzgerald scholar thanks to her introduction to a new edition of Save Me the Waltz, published…
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Converse’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program had numerous achievements this year: Converse’s MFA faculty and alumni presented at panels at this year’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Portland, Oregon. Graduates Lisa Hase-Jackson and Cinelle Barnes, and faculty Leslie Pietrzyk and Richard Tillinghast presented readings of their work or presented papers at…
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A degree in Education from Converse is recognized throughout the southeast as the mark of a quality educator. Our graduates have earned honors including Presidential Educator of the Year, National Marine Educator of the Year, and the Order of the Palmetto. See where our recent graduates are teaching: Lauren Anderson — Shoally Creek Elementary School…
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Internships are a critical aspect of the Converse experience. We provide opportunities to engage in exciting internships locally, around the country and even internationally. See where some of our students are interning this summer: Kensley Echols ’20 (German Studies) ⁠— Summit Media Hannah Jumer ’21 (English, German Studies)⁠— Study Breaks Media Nidhi Patel ’20 (Accounting)…
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The Converse Creative Music Ensemble Sorry, Peach had more than 14,400 streams of their original song “Solitude.” The song is currently featured on more than 500 playlists. Sorry, Peach is comprised of Tyerra Clayborne ’20, D’Irene Mason ’20, Daylee Pruitt ’22, Kira Saini ’20 and Sara Grace Young ’21. Explore Undergraduate Music programs at Converse……
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Converse’s Milliken studios have been full of creativity and activity during the 2019 two-week Art Educators Summer Intensive. Sixteen Art Educators took classes in Ceramics or Drawing, along with the course ‘Contemporary Problems in Art Education.’ They also had the opportunity to participate in a service learning project for Hub City Empty Bowls. The Art…
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The Augusta Chronicle published a story about David ‘Brooks’ Smith ‘00 and his new role as vocational director for Columbia County. Brooks earned his Education Specialist (EdS) in Administration and Supervision from Converse College. While serving as Director for Aiken County Schools and Aiken County Career and Technology Center, he helped to establish one of…
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Ann Taylor Adams ’19 was recently featured on the South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SCINBRE) website. While at Converse, Ann received the Psychology Department’s Outstanding Senior award for her research and community service. She is the recipient of a Rehabilitation Services Administration scholarship; Ann plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation…
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