english degree sc

Award-winning alumna Caroline DuBois ‘93 has written her debut, middle-grade, novel-in-verse, The Places We Sleep. The coming of age story, written in poetic verse, is published by Holiday House and will be released in August 2020. Caroline credits Converse’s English department for helping to set her path toward authorship. Read more about her here. Explore…
Read More>>

David-Kiser music performance masters degree

Masters of Music in Piano Performance graduate, David Kiser ’15, was named the winner of the first Pat Conroy Literacy Center Writer’s Residency Award. He was chosen from more than 60 writers who applied from across the country. The Pat Conroy Literary Center cultivates a passionate and inclusive reading and writing community in honor of…
Read More>>

Association for behavioral cognitive logo

Steffi Kong ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented her research with Ann Taylor Adams ‘19 and Dr. Marie LePage entitled “Psychological Characteristics of Individuals with Chiari Malformation and Ehlers-Danlos” at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in Atlanta. Steffi also presented a poster at the Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston, entitled “Investigation of Normal…
Read More>>

Neena Kumar is the 2019 recipient of the Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovator Award. The Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovator Program acknowledges successful South Carolina programs that engage, encourage and acknowledge young people in the areas of science, technology, math and innovation. Neena was recognized for helping scholars break through socio-economic barriers and give them tools to…
Read More>>

Roberta Turner ‘06 is spending her final semester at Michigan Law in Geneva, Switzerland, working at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Division of Trade and Commodities.” Roberta began Michigan Law School as a Dow Foundation Scholar and is now a Jeffries Scholar. She has spent her summers in Korea at the Korean…
Read More>>

MFA logo

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…
Read More>>

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…
Read More>>

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…
Read More>>

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,…
Read More>>

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…
Read More>>