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Dr. Jessica Williams and Dr. Joe Barrera attended “MathFest”, the annual national conference of the Mathematical Association of America in Denver, Colorado. At the conference, Dr. Barrera also attended as a Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow. Project NExT, housed within the Mathematical Association of America, is a competitive, professional development program for new…
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Arrah Belle Wilson Johnson (1895) is the subject of a recent story about women in journalism during the 1930’s. The former editor of The Franklin Press newspaper, Barbara McRae, has been researching the history of women in Macon County in North Carolina. Read the story here…

Will Case NISBRE symposium

Dr. William Case received the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) Young Investigator Travel Award. This award provided funds to present his research at the 7th Biennial NISBRE symposium in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Case presented the talk “Catching Criminals with Chemistry: A General Education Course in Forensics” at the Biennial Conference on Chemical…
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2018 Simpson Scholars

The Simpson Scholarship was established in 1985 by an anonymous donor to provide scholarships for students whose performance in academics, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement merit the recognition of this prestigious award. Congratulations to our 2018 recipients: Sydney Allen ‘20 (Nisbet Honors) Laura Gill ‘19 (Nisbet Honors) Chloe Danielle Griffin ‘22 (Nisbet Honors) Madison Orcurto…
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Makayla Gay Still journal

Makayla Gay ’19 had her poem, Conversations with Dolly Parton at 3 a.m., published in the Fall 2018 issue of Still Journal. Makayla is a double major in Creative & Professional Writing, and Philosophy. Still Journal is an online magazine which offers the finest in contemporary literary writing of the Southern Appalachian region.   Learn More! Creative and…
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Dr. McDaniel speaks at Hampden Sydney College

Dr. Thomas R. McDaniel, Professor of Education emeritus, is the invited special speaker for Founder’s Day at his alma mater, Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Hampden-Sydney College is one of the three remaining all-male colleges in the country. Dr. McDaniel has spent 47 years in our all-female undergraduate college at Converse and served as a professor,…
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Andrew Blanchard's piece titled Waiting For the World

Professor Blanchard’s exhibition, I Hear Southern Voices, is open at Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi. This will be Blanchard’s seventh exhibition with the gallery. The works on display are from his recent sabbatical, of which address his longstanding interest with the cultural dynamics of the American South coupled with present day social commentary. Blanchard last…
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Weisiger Scholarship Recipients

Established in June 2006 by Mr. and Mrs. Edward I. Weisiger (Agnes Binder ’63) the Weisiger Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Scholarship provide scholarships for Converse athletes majoring in one of the sciences. Congratulations to the 2018 recipients: Claudia Coffin ‘19 Elizabeth Gilbert ‘21 Moriah Gomez ‘21 Pauline-Elisa Hagen ‘22 Paige Johnson ‘19

Kenesha Hardy

Kenesha Hardy ’19, a graduate student in our MED in Administration and Supervision program, is highlighted in David Brooks’ New York Times opinion editorial about how nonprofits, including the Spartanburg Academic Movement, are helping develop academic success at all levels of education. Kenesha currently teaches the third grade at Mary H. Wright Elementary School. Explore…
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Blackman Hall with rose garden in forefront

Lechetze “Cicee” Lewis ’14 received a scholarship to Elon School of Law. Theatre grad Lauren Miller ‘15 completed her MFA thesis in Theatre Pedagogy at Texas Tech University. Biology grad Ashley Gutierrez-Finn ’15 was accepted into the Air Force Physician Assistant commissioning program. Maya James ’14 (Nisbet Honors) is attending Charleston Southern University Physician’s Assistant Program….
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