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Courtney Dziewior ’21 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded first place in chemistry poster presentations at the annual South Carolina Academy of Science meeting at Francis Marion University. Courtney researched her poster, “Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Programmable Polymers: Will Ethyl Acrylate, Maleic Acid, or Heat Work?” with her mentor Dr. Sheri Strickland. Courtney also presented a poster at…
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Students process for Founder's Day

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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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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Understanding Gillian Horn’s work can be a challenge. Understanding Gillian’s success is much easier. Since she was a toddler, she knew she wanted to be a scientist, and Converse College provided just the right chemistry for her to become an award-winning researcher. “Since the third grade, I’ve said I want to be a biochemist,” says…
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Dr. Will Case was voted Chair-Elect of the Western Carolinas Local Section of the American Chemical Society.  He will serve as chair-elect in 2019 and chair in 2020. He recently co-authored the article “First Generation Amperometric Biosensing of Galactose with Xerogel-Carbon Nanotube Layer-By-Layer Assemblies” published in Nanomaterials 2019, 9(1), 42 . Learn More! Dr. Will…
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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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Will Case NISBRE symposium

Dr. William Case received the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) Young Investigator Travel Award. This award provided funds to present his research at the 7th Biennial NISBRE symposium in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Case presented the talk “Catching Criminals with Chemistry: A General Education Course in Forensics” at the Biennial Conference on Chemical…
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2018 Simpson Scholars

The Simpson Scholarship was established in 1985 by an anonymous donor to provide scholarships for students whose performance in academics, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement merit the recognition of this prestigious award. Congratulations to our 2018 recipients: Sydney Allen ‘20 (Nisbet Honors) Laura Gill ‘19 (Nisbet Honors) Chloe Danielle Griffin ‘22 (Nisbet Honors) Madison Orcurto…
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