Alumna-Karla-Jones-2021-BOT

Over the next several months, the Converse Annual Fund will spotlight the newest members of the Converse College Board of Trustees. These six individuals support the College with both their time and talent, helping our students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly. This profile of Karla Jones is the…
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Emily Rushing Converse

Over the next several months, the Converse Annual Fund will spotlight the newest members of the Converse College Board of Trustees. These six individuals support the College with both their time and talent, helping our students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly. This profile of Emily Rushing is the…
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Converse Trustee Padrica Hopkins-Menchion

Over the next several months, the Converse Annual Fund will spotlight the newest members of the Converse College Board of Trustees. These six individuals support the College with both their time and talent, helping our students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly. This profile of Dr. Hopkins-Menchion is the…
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lessons carols 2020 Converse

As with many events this year, we've had to adjust our longstanding holiday tradition, the annual student-led Festival of Lessons and Carols. Typically hosted in-person in Twichell Auditorium, our Festival of Lessons and Carols is a part of Converse's and the Spartanburg community's holiday traditions. This year, in lieu of hosting this event in person,...
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interior design degree SC

The interior design program at Converse College is intentionally designed to grow student creativity and ingenuity, give students real-world applications, and foster student success. One of only two schools in the state of South Carolina that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), Interior Design at Converse not only nurtures and equips…
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LI Dan Converse College

By John Jeter Li Dan and Lady Gaga share a similar belief: “I think fashion and music go hand-in-hand,” the piano-playing megastar once told an interviewer, “and they always should.” Since opening her own New York fashion studio, Li has become a star in her own right. “The whole idea of performance is you prepare,…
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Commitment to hard work and determination are qualities alumna Mallory Begley ‘09 (Nisbet Scholar) is no stranger to. Begley saw these characteristics personified in her father, a New York Firefighter, a first responder on 9/11 and someone she has always looked up to. “I’ve always admired my dad,” Begley says. “He’s a great dad and…
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Marian Nisbet Honors Program Academically Gifted

Twenty years ago, on an Easter Sunday, alumna Marian McGowan Nisbet ’62 and her husband, Olin, made a decision that would chart a new course for Converse’s highest academically achieving students: they gave Converse a generous endowment to establish an honors program. In 2019, they deepened their commitment to the Nisbet Honors Program with an…
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Group photo of Gray Family

Converse Music Librarian and Voice Teacher, Wendi Arms had a visit from Molly Gray, the granddaughter of Converse alumna Berta Hamilton Hookker (Class of 1906). Ms. Gray generously donated sheet music from the 1800’s and recordings that used to belong to members of her family to Mickel Library. Gray and her husband, son, and three…
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Photo of Kathleen Langbehn moments after shaving her head

Psychology grad, Kathleen Langbehn ’18 (Nisbet Honors) went above and beyond to support childhood cancer research by shaving her head. Kathleen is a research assistant at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in the Department of Psychiatry with the Nopoulos Lab. She is currently the lead research assistant for three research studies examining brain…
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