Kelly Ferguson ’20 (Nisbet Honors) attended the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) annual conference in New Orleans as part of the editorial team for the NCHC’s national undergraduate journal, UReCA. Kelly, a first-generation student, said, “The conference was a great opportunity to build on my friendships and professional relationships, as I was able to forge…
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Hispanic Studies students Jhazmin Gomez-Reyes ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) and María Martinez ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented research at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta. They took part in Dr. Stefania Licata’s undergraduate panel titled “Voices and Narratives of Migration: Movements and Crossings from Latin America to United States.” Jhazmin presented a paper…
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Aliyah Hancock ’21, Marisa Daquil Kawabe ’20 (Nisbet Honors) and Jhazmin Gomez-Reyes ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) have been invited to join Stanford University’s Innovation Fellows program. This global program empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking. Only 360 students internationally have been named University Innovation Fellows. Learn more about…
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Spanish language writing center in Mickel library

Dr. Stefania Licata officially opened the Spanish Writing and Language Center on September 2, 2019, in Mickel Library after a pilot program in Spring 2019. This center provides our students with one-on-one consultations on a variety of Spanish oral and writing language needs. Dr. Licata spoke about her motivation to provide this resource to Converse…
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Maria Martinez ’20, a Psychology, Politics and Hispanic Studies major, was awarded a 2019 Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship. Recipients of this highly-competitive, national scholarship are determined based upon criteria including maintaining a 3.5-grade point average, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, as well as campus and community service activities. Only 37 scholarships are awarded…
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Kelly Ferguson ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) was selected to be an associate editor of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) undergraduate journal, UReCA: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Converse’s Nisbet Honors Program is a member of the NCHC, a national network of honors programs and honors colleges. This national editing position will allow…
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Biology alumnae Jordan Taylor ’14 accepted a full-time essential fish habitat management position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Charleston, South Carolina. She is also the assistant lacrosse coach for Pinewood Prep Varsity Team as well as head coach of the Junior Varsity Team. Psychology and Biology alumnae Kandace Griffin ’14 (Nisbet Honors)…
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Dr. Stefania Licata officially opened the Spanish Writing and Language Center on September 2, 2019, in Mickel Library after a pilot program in Spring 2019. This center provides our students with one-on-one consultations on a variety of Spanish oral and writing language needs. Dr. Licata spoke about her motivation to provide this resource to Converse…
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Portion of Capturing Mariposas book cover

Dr. Doug Bush’s first book, Capturing Mariposas: Reading Cultural Schema in Gay Chicano Literature, was recently published by the Ohio State University Press. His book explores the work of twenty-first-century writers including Manuel Muñoz, Rigoberto González, and Alex Espinoza. Bush explores how these authors challenge and transform commonly held experiences of gay Chicanos. Learn More! Dr….
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Dr. Rafael E. Hernández presented his research paper, “Recordando a Rodó: Valores universales para un continente multicultural” (Remembering Rodó: Universal Values for a Multicultural Continent) at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also chaired the panel on Latin American Studies V: Discourses of…
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