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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Alumna Cindy Ball

The 2018 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of our first Black students enrolling at Converse College. Throughout the year we are reflecting on the courage of these women, our heritage and growth, as well as the work still ahead of us. This is the second in a series featuring our alumnae. By Courtney Hammett ’19…
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reach out and read internship

It’s captivating to read a baby’s face, and it’s even more captivating to help a baby come face-to-face with reading. That’s what four Converse students experienced during a deeply immersive 10-week internship piloted by Converse and the Carolinas chapter of the national organization, Reach Out and Read. It is the first Reach Out and Read…
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edcamp palmetto logo

Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Julie Jones, and adjunct Jed Dearybury spearheaded EdCamp Palmetto (formerly EdCamp Sparkle) on August 26, 2017. This “un-conference” is a free, participant-driven, learning experience created by educators, for educators. This was the second year we have welcomed EdCamp guests on campus. More than 300 educators attended this year’s event.

Intellectual Disabilities grad Lainie Sowell

Lainie Sowell ’13, double major in Intellectual Disabilities and Psychology, has been accepted at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling in Portland, OR. Lainie will begin classes this fall, working towards a Master’s Degree in Student Affair’s Administration. She will also be working in the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities as…
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Catching Criminals through Chemistry and Art:

Professor Andrea Elliott, Dr. Will Case, and Dr. Julie Jones co-presented their Converse Collaboration Grant project titled, “STEAM: Catching Criminals through Art,” at the South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA) conference in Greenville, SC. Their lecture included the process and implementation in regards to the partnership between a local school district and Converse College. They also…
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Top Educators are Converse Grads

Each year Upstate Parent magazine honors 10 local educators making a difference in the Upstate region. This year, 4 of these 10 honored are Converse grads! Read more about Melissa DeLoach, Aimee Price, Josh Rice, and Teresa Swiger. Learn more about our BA and Graduate degrees in Education…

Assistant Professor of Education Julie Jones

Dr. Julie Jones has been selected as the new editor for the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE)’s journal: Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina (TEJSC). The TEJSC publishes exemplary articles pertaining to relevant issues in higher education; its editors have a diverse background of skills and expertise, as well as extensive journal publications….
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Special Education major Amy Hinson

“My name is Amy Hinson. I am 35 years old and preparing to finally graduate college.”

EdCamp Sparkle

Dr. Julie Jones, adjunct Jed Dearybury, and alum Matt Johnson ‘05 are planning an EdCamp on the Converse campus on August 27th. This un-conference is a free, participant-driven, professional learning experience created by educators, for educators. The EdCamp, named EdCamp Sparkle, will be the first in the Upstate. Dr. Jones and her team have secured partners…
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