Converse Tower

Converse’s Creativity, Community, and Cultural Enrichment Grants celebrate the creative solutions that result from thinking in new ways and across disciplines, backgrounds and cultures. The grants range from $500 to $5,000 each and are awarded to members of the Converse community who develop ways to stretch the boundaries of what we know, who search for…
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Dr. McDaniel holds his ninth book

Dr. Tom McDaniel, former dean and Emeritus Professor of Education, has just produced his ninth book. The New Dean’s Survival Guide is published by Magna Publishers and available now. Learn more about Dr. McDaniel…

Photo of the Converse tower

A degree in Education from Converse is recognized throughout the southeast as the mark of a quality educator. Our graduates have earned honors including Presidential Educator of the Year, National Marine Educator of the Year, and the Order of the Palmetto. See where our recent graduates are teaching: Lauren Anderson — Shoally Creek Elementary School…
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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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Abney Scholars Converse College

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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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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SCASA Jones McDaniel

Dr. Julie Jones and Professor Emeritus, Dr. Tom McDaniel, published “Developing Teacher-Leaders – The Rugby Way! How Technological Innovation Is Empowering a New Breed of Educators,” in the Spring issue of Palmetto Administrator, the online publication by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). The article discusses the collaboration of teacher-leaders as a result…
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Julie Jones Jed Dearybury

K-12 classrooms are a changing entity. Pen pals now come in the form of face-to-face video conferences. Shared Google docs are commonplace, extending learning beyond the traditional classroom schedule. Field trips occur in virtual reality, allowing students to visit places they could never have experienced before. Today’s learning is an engaging experience, rather than a…
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Students create a tableau for Julie Jones social studies class

Dr. Julie Jones’ ‘Social Studies for the Child’ class recently used arts-integrated tableaus, an innovative teaching tool, as part of an in-class activity. For this technique students depict scenes and recreate illustrations to help break down a story, identify the significant characters, and bring it to life. Teachers use this strategy to illustrate history, literature,…
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Kishni Neville is awarded Spirit of Ruth Patrick award

Kishni Neville ‘08 was recently honored with the Spirit of Ruth Patrick Award. Dr. Ruth Patrick was a world-renowned scientist who studied the South Carolina waterways for more than sixty years and pioneered the scientific groundwork for modern pollution control efforts. Kishni is a sixth-grade science teacher at Jackson STEM Middle School. Explore Elementary Education…
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