Screenshot of article about Marian Gotko Dampier ’57

Marian Gotko Dampier ’57 was recently featured in Houston County Living magazine. After more than 30 years in teaching, Marian continues to inspire others through her piano and voice lessons. She received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a minor in Voice from Converse. Read the story here… Learn More! Music Education Music…
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Art History professor Nicole DeArmendi

Assistant Professor of Art History, Nicole DeArmendi, was one of only 22 individuals selected to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges’ seminar, Art and Society in Britain, Hogarth to Turner (1730–1851) that will be held at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut in July. The week-long seminar offers a new account…
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Kelly Ferguson ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) was selected to be an associate editor of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) undergraduate journal, UReCA: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Converse’s Nisbet Honors Program is a member of the NCHC, a national network of honors programs and honors colleges. This national editing position will allow…
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Biology alumnae Jordan Taylor ’14 accepted a full-time essential fish habitat management position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Charleston, South Carolina. She is also the assistant lacrosse coach for Pinewood Prep Varsity Team as well as head coach of the Junior Varsity Team. Psychology and Biology alumnae Kandace Griffin ’14 (Nisbet Honors)…
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Dr. Kevin DeLapp had his paper on “Philosophical Duelism,” which documents certain historical relationships between fencing and philosophical method, accepted for publication in the spring volume of the Journal of Early Modern Studies. Learn More! Dr. Kevin DeLapp Philosophy at Converse

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Dr. Stefania Licata inaugurated—in conjunction with program colleagues and Dr. Emily Harbin—a pilot Spanish Writing and Language Center in Mickel Library, providing our students with one-on-one consultations on a variety of Spanish language writing needs. Dr. Stefania Licata Spanish at Converse Mickel Library

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Professor Susan Tekulve had her lyric prose piece, “At the Poor Clare Monastery, Greenville, South Carolina,” accepted for publication by the South Carolina Review. With an acceptance rate of less than 1%, the South Carolina Review publishes diverse contemporary literature from both new and established writers. Professor Tekulve’s essay collection, Second Shift, (published by Del…
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Wenle Yang ’19 was accepted into the Environment & Public Health Management Program at Hong Kong Baptist University. Zixuan Li ’19 was accepted into the Master of Science Program in Biotechnology at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Learn More! Medical Technology at Converse Converse International School

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Dr. Mirko M. Hall presented his paper, “Why Preserve the Institutional Memory of Small Undergraduate German Programs?,” at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at the University of Tennessee. In addition to exploring the topic at hand, Dr. Hall surveyed the career of Bessie Howard Summerell, the college’s Germanist from 1916 to 1945. She was one…
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Politics and Religion grad Holly Jordan ’06 (Nisbet Honors) accepted a position at American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA, a non-profit celebrating 50 years of providing aid to Palestinians in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. At ANERA, she serves as the new business development manager and leads research efforts to identify potential funds and grant opportunities…
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