Dr. Bill Kimball

Dr. William (Bill) Kimball, professor emeritus of English, passed away on June 24, 2020, at the age of 97. For 23 years Dr. Kimball could be seen riding his bicycle to Converse’s campus; this was nothing out of the ordinary, as he took incredible care of himself and his physical health. Despite the daily 20-mile…
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Award-winning alumna Caroline DuBois ‘93 has written her debut, middle-grade, novel-in-verse, The Places We Sleep. The coming of age story, written in poetic verse, is published by Holiday House and will be released in August 2020. Caroline credits Converse’s English department for helping to set her path toward authorship. Read more about her here. Explore…
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English Creative Writing Converse Susan Tekulve

Professor Susan Tekulve had her first photo essay, “White Blossoms: A Collection of Photographs and Words” published in the twelfth issue of KYSO FLASH. Selected photos from this collection were reprinted as illustrations in the 2019 KYSO Print Anthology, which was launched in December 2019. Profesor Tekulve’s flash essay, “The Graves at Poor Clare Monastery,…
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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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