Wynton Stephens, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence, and six Converse Sullivan Fellows attended the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Ignite Retreat in Black Mountain, NC.
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation provides annual scholarships to Converse University students who demonstrate high personal character, a commitment to public service, financial need, and academic promise.
The three-day retreat allows attendees to connect with a community of changemakers and collaborate on ways to spark positive change.
Converse University students who attended included Sam Bagwell ’26, Rylie Budnick ’25 (Nisbet Honors), Yolanda Escudero ’24, Brooke Haazer ’25, Isabella Moreno ’26 and Neyhla Tep ’24.
Attendees had the opportunity to attend inspiring workshops and group discussions while collaborating with other attendees from the Southeast.
Converse University’s Center for Academic Excellence offers students a personalized tutoring program and mentorship in a supportive environment to enhance overall self-improvement.