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Internships are a critical aspect of the Converse experience. We provide opportunities to engage in exciting internships locally, around the country and even internationally. See where some of our students are interning this summer: Kensley Echols ’20 (German Studies) ⁠— Summit Media Hannah Jumer ’21 (English, German Studies)⁠— Study Breaks Media Nidhi Patel ’20 (Accounting)…
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Our 2019 graduating class boats an impressive lineup of potential employers from local businesses including Cleveland Leadership Academy and Glow Lyric Theatre, all the way to Nashville, TN at Ford Motor Credit and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. See where some of our 2019 grads have received job offers from: Alexis Turner – Ford Motor Credit…
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Our 2019 seniors have some amazing grad school options! See where some of our seniors have been accepted: Julia Williams – The Citadel Claudia Coffin – Winthrop University Sara Blevins – George Washington University Maggie Gaston – University of Georgia Tiffani Brooks Hagan – University of Birmingham, University of South Carolina, University of Glasgow Abigail…
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Biology major Brittany Leonard ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented a poster on “The Effect of Juglone and Ailanthone on Kudzu Growth” at the South Carolina Academy of Science meeting and did an oral presentation at the 15th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Her research mentor was Dr. Edna Steele….
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Converse is thrilled to induct ten students into Converse’s academic honor society, Gamma Sigma. Gamma Sigma honors the very top members of the graduating class of 2019 who have not only majored in a traditional liberal arts discipline but also have earned at least 81 hours of credits in liberal arts courses. Congratulations to: Lily…
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Biology alumnae Jordan Taylor ’14 accepted a full-time essential fish habitat management position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Charleston, South Carolina. She is also the assistant lacrosse coach for Pinewood Prep Varsity Team as well as head coach of the Junior Varsity Team. Psychology and Biology alumnae Kandace Griffin ’14 (Nisbet Honors)…
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Dr. Edna Steele, along with Nisbet Honors students Christina Turner ’21 and Kennedy Anderson ’21, attended the 2018 Alpha Lambda Delta National Leadership Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Steele taught an educational session on strategies to win ‘the Order of the Torch Award’ and ‘Maintaining the FLAME award.’ At the South Carolina Junior Academy of…
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Kaybriana Spalding ’20 (Nisbet Honors) gave a presentation at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Her talk was titled “Factors that Influence the Removal of Copper (II) Aqueous Ions from Solution via Hydrogel Formation.” Her research was conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Hawk. Audrey Bourdages ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented at…
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Baye Williamson ‘08 (Nisbet Honors) completed her veterinary neurology/neurosurgery residency program at Cornell University and passed the neurology board exam through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She currently works as a neurologist at the Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists and Emergency. Learn More! Biology at Converse Nisbet Honors Program

Stephanie stands behind a glacier in New Zealand

Stephanie Newton pronounces her temporary home “Mell-bun,” the same way Aussies refer to “Melbourne.” Do as the Romans do, right? Stephanie’s roamin’, all right—and has been since she left home in Birmingham, AL, at 18. “I still pinch myself that I’m really doing this,” the 2008 Converse alumna says via Skype from Down Under, where…
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