Dr. Anita Rose’s English class visited the archives at the University of North Carolina in Asheville to learn about the history of tourism in the southern Appalachians, specifically, Western North Carolina. The class, titled ‘Slow Violence: Eco-critical readings of Appalachian Literature,’ explores the ways that literature can influence thinking and action about the environment. The…
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Dr. Erin Templeton, Dean of the School of Humanities, Sciences, and Business, delivered a paper on Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me the Waltz at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society conference in Toulouse, France. Dr. Templeton is an internationally recognized Fitzgerald scholar thanks to her introduction to a new edition of Save Me the Waltz, published…
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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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Dr. Erin Templeton celebrated running her fifth marathon at the 2019 Boston Marathon. She has also run marathons in Big Sur, Paris, Los Angeles, and Richmond. Athletes wishing to participate in the Boston Marathon must meet strict qualifying times based on certified full marathon distances and not all qualifiers are accepted to run the Boston…
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Alumna Hattie Boyce

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 third in a series featuring our alumnae. By Courtney Hammett…
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Alumna Dot Grier

Dot Grier ’50 left Converse with her English degree in 1950, but in truth she never really left—her legacy lives on. Grier and her husband, Tom, created the Dorothy Ormond Grier ’50 and J. Thomas Grier Scholar Fund through Converse’s planned giving program, the Miss Gee Society, cementing their desire to benefit future generations of…
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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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Meg Tominaga teaches puppetry class

Last fall Dr. Anita Rose and Professor Meg Tominaga developed an idea for one of the most unique collaborations Converse has ever seen, blending the writings of Charles Dickens and Japanese puppetry. A conversation between the two faculty members sparked the idea. “We were discussing different ways that we engage students with our respective subjects…
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