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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 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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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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Alpha Lambda Delta awarded Emily Holbert ‘19 (Nisbet Honors) the Katharine Cater Graduate Fellowship, and Lily West ’19 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded the Dean Christine Conaway Graduate Fellowship. Emily Holbert was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2016. She is majoring in Business Administration and Politics. Lily West was also inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta…
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By Courtney Hammett ‘19 In May 2018, Converse alumna Susan Byrnes Long ‘o4 launched a podcast that had been years in the making. How She Got Here was borne of personal and political turmoil and the eternal question: How do I get from hoping to doing my part to make the world better? The first…
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The Abney Foundation has established scholarship endowments at fourteen colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina. Converse College is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of Abney Foundation Scholarships: Morgan Bell ‘20 Hannah Blanton ‘19 An Mei Li Campbell ‘21 Mary Caudell ‘22 Hayley Cromer ‘19 Kensley Echols ‘20 Kelly Ferguson ‘20 Kathryn…
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Valentina Aparicio of Germany holds her Converse scholarship award packet

Thanks to one remarkable alumna, Tina Rohner ’07, Converse is providing a four-year scholarship for an international tennis player beginning in the fall of 2018. Valentina Aparicio, an 18-year-old from Buenos Aires, Argentina, will join the Valkyries tennis team and major in math and physics. “Creating this scholarship is a great opportunity for me to…
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Politics and Business Administration Student Emily Holbert

Nisbet Honors student Emily Holbert ’18 has been awarded a 2017 Trow Scholarship. She is the second Converse student to receive this highly-competitive scholarship for outstanding undergraduate members of Alpha Lambda Delta. Learn More! Politics at Converse Business Administration at Converse Nisbet Honors Program

Ellen Lanford Asheman

Ever since giving her first gold coin to Converse at Commencement in 1985, Ellen Lanford Asherman has increasingly valued her Converse education – and has increasingly invested in building that value for today’s young women. Freshly minted with a degree in Business Administration and finance, Ellen began her career in Atlanta as one of only…
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Nadia Gathers ’15 was recently interviewed by People of Color in Tech (POCIT) about her start in the world of technology, managing burnout, and her personal struggle with depression. Nadia graduated cum laude from Converse College, where she created her own Social Entrepreneurship curriculum by integrating courses in business, political science, and economics. Read the full…
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