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Kailee Ferguson ’21, a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing, has been offered a position with Reynolds American as Territory Manager. Kailee completed an internship with Reynolds American during the summer of 2020. She is also a member of Converse’s inaugural Acrobatics and Tumbling team. Learn More! Business Administration programs at Converse

Studio Art Upstate SC Converse

Professor Andrew Blanchard, Professor Jena Thomas and Studio Art students Laura Mayne ’21 and Briana Sanchez ’22 had work accepted into the “100 Miles Exhibition” at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts. Located in Highlands, NC, the exhibition showcases both faculty and their students’ work from institutions within 100 miles of the Bascom Center….
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art therapy Laura Zeisler

Assistant Professor of Art Therapy Laura Zeisler won a community grant from the Chapman Cultural Center. The grant will support a community-engaged photography project. Professor Zeisler created this project, titled Snapshots of Resiliency: A Community Response to COVID-19, to reduce social isolation through intergenerational documentation of the pandemic’s narrative. She has established a community partnership with…
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Carlon Steller ’10, MEd Art Education ’16, blogged about the challenges facing teachers during the current school year. She talks about how to implement flexibility and creativity into assignments in her blog, Same Art Class…with a New Look, featured on the SCETV website. Learn More! Art Education at Converse Art and Design at Converse

Converse MFA Upstate SC

Converse is extremely proud of the following MFA students and graduates for their recent accomplishments. They were led by our illustrious MFA faculty members Susan Tekulve, Tyree Daye, and Denise Duhamel. MFA poetry student Marlanda Dekine was selected as a participant in the highly competitive Tin House Writer’s Conference and was offered a full fellowship…
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Meg Hanna-Tominaga’s photo essay “It Died Before It Bloomed: Terror Unable to Sweep the Nation as Terror Sweeps the Nation” was accepted for publication in the Etudes Online Theatre & Performance Studies Journal for Emerging Scholars. This issue highlighted designs that were not brought to fruition in productions due to COVID-19 cancellations. Professor Tominaga’s submission…
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Dr. Will Case was the September speaker for the Western South Carolina Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. His presentation explored the intersection of chemistry and engineering in wine science. Learn More! Chemistry at Converse Dr. Will Case

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Laura Mayne ’21 had her screen-print accepted in the exhibition “Seeing 20/20: Creativity During Covid” at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi. Artists across the country submitted work for this contemporary online exhibition spotlighting art produced since March 2020. Mayne’s art also was accepted into the juried exhibition “Recording History” at the…
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Debra Griggs Converse Music animal advocate

Music alumna Debra Griggs ’75 has made significant strides in animal welfare legislation and advocacy. In 1999 she founded Animal Resources of Tidewater, whose mission is to rescue and re-home animals, as well as provide spay and neuter services and medical assistance for animals. Griggs’ dedication was recognized this year by the National Association of…
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interior design Converse program

Professor Meirav Goldhour delivered a virtual talk on “Design Software Compared: Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Foyr Neo” as part of an educational talk series. This event was organized by Foyr Neo, a new, emerging 3D design software that Converse’s Interior Design program recently adopted. Professor Goldhour introduced and compared the different design software used in academia…
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