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MFA grads Cinelle Barnes, Paul Michael Garrison and Rhonda Browning White have a lot to celebrate this year. Cinelle Barnes published her newest book, Malaya, and she was featured in this article in Charleston City Paper. Rhonda Browning White’s award-winning short story collection, The Lightness of Water and Other Stories, was recently published and met with…
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Converse Tower

Aliyah Hancock ’21, Marisa Daquil Kawabe ’20 (Nisbet Honors) and Jhazmin Gomez-Reyes ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) have been invited to join Stanford University’s Innovation Fellows program. This global program empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking. Only 360 students internationally have been named University Innovation Fellows. Learn more about…
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Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the 2020 Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition. All women in South Carolina in grades 9 through 12 are invited to submit entries to the exhibition. The Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary artworks of young women in…
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Courtney Dziewior ’21 (Nisbet Honors) and Dr. Sheri Strickland are coauthors of a research article entitled “Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Programmable Polymers Through Ring Opening–Metathesis Cross–Metathesis (ROM-CM)” that has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science. This research was completed in collaboration with Dr. Ken Shimizu’s group at…
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Drs. Chris and Kelly Vaneman as Ensemble Radieuse, performed in recital as a part of the Charleston, West Virginia Chamber Music Society in June. Included in the program was Scott Robbins’ duo for flute and oboe, Spooky Does the Bunnyhop. Dr. Kelly Vaneman performed at the 2019 Conference of the International Alliance for Women in…
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Dr. Jessica Williams participated in the Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematics program. Dr. Williams and her collaborators researched graph theoretical DNA self- assembly at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University in June. The group was funded by a grant from the American Institute of Mathematics. Dr. Williams presented…
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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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