Nicole Lidzbarski

How can earthworms help us reduce the risk of cancer? Is your new favorite weed killer less safe than its competitors? Students explored these and other questions in an award-winning summer research project.

Grace Frazor and Brandi Icard

Fort Worth, Texas, is a long way from Spartanburg, but Converse is so close to Brandi Icard’s heart that she recruited a student there to find her voice at Converse, too. Icard earned her master’s in music from Converse in 2004 before moving to Texas, where she taught high school and performed with the Fort…
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Model programs morocco

By Dr. Joe Dunn With generous funding from the Converse College Golden Club (50th Year Reunion Class) and contributions from other Model Program alums, members of the Converse Model Arab League team were able to participate in the first Rabat (Morocco) International University Model Arab League (MAL) last November.  Seven senior and junior members of…
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John Jeter's Music Business class thanks Duncan Sheik

Be you, be unique. Get inspired. Do what excites you. And when you get stuck, stop and do something else, then get back to work becoming you. That’s just one of many tidbits Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik shared with Converse’s Introduction to Music Business class—tips that apply to any college student facing…
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Deaf Education major Maeve McGannon

“Converse is the only school in SC that offers a Deaf Education degree, which has allowed me to pursue a field I have fallen in love with.”

Amberleigh Dryman

Amberleigh Dryman was 14 when she visited Morocco with her mom. Growing up in Greer, South Carolina, she was around all kinds of animals, from dogs to ducks, but it was in Casablanca where she took a carriage ride that drove her toward her future. “The horse we were riding behind actually collapsed,” the Converse…
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Ashly Sutherland

“When it comes to the ideal college athlete, it’s as if Ashly Sutherland stepped out of central casting.” The Theatre/Psychology double major is the fastest runner in Converse history.

Music Business and Technology

Anna Vaughan ’16 and Emily Hardy ’18 had been working hard for months with their fellow Music Business classmates, who call themselves “the MUBs.” The passion with which they approached this particular class assignment was rare, even among today’s grade-minded students. Their end goal: a benefit concert in tribute to The Beatles, which they titled…
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Music Business program and Contemporary Music and Media major Emily Hardy

Emily’s internship with the Jonathan Channel in New York City allowed her to gain firsthand experience with audio editing, advertising, and production.

Biology student Amberleigh Dryman in Thailand rehabilitating elephants

Amberleigh Dryman ’16’s affinity for animals began at a young age. But her passion for their well-being and ethical treatment came when she was a teenager, during a trip to North Africa.  “I was in Morocco riding in a carriage pulled by a horse, “ Amberleigh said. “The horse was obviously ill and not receiving…
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