Interior design degree students present creative process

A springtime Thursday afternoon finds two state administrators in the Montgomery Student Center, where converse interior design students lead them through a series of sophisticated plans for the lobby of a Spartanburg facility. The administrators ask questions of the students as they navigate large, colorful, computer-printed designs pinned to a wall of the Piedmont Natural…
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Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the 2020 Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition. All women in South Carolina in grades 9 through 12 are invited to submit entries to the exhibition. The Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary artworks of young women in…
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International Furnishings and Design Association logo

Logan Stevens ’20 was given the Rising Star award by the International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA) at the organization’s 2019 Night of Luminaries event. The IFDA Rising Star awards honor the best design student in undergraduate programs from colleges and universities throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and southern Virginia. The mission of IFDA is…
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Professor Goldhour's students present their remodel designs

Assistant Professor of Interior Design Meirav Goldhour worked with students to complete a design project for a Jewish Community Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Chabad Rabbi Kesselman purchased an old BBT bank in Greenville to serve as a multi-purpose space for Jewish community events. Professor Goldhour saw a learning opportunity for her upcoming fall class…
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Photo of interior design classroom

All our interior design majors have the opportunity to participate in a professional design work experience with interior design or architectural firms. See where some of our interior design students are building their professional skills and resumes this summer! Logan Stevens ’20 – Lauren Heather Design Studio Nomi Pratt ’21 – Michele Johnson Interiors Allison…
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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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Photo of grads wearing mortar boards

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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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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Interior design classroom at Converse

By Courtney Hammett ’19 Converse’s Interior Design students had a productive and fun summer with a variety of internships at firms including CBI, Milliken and Fowler Interiors. All Converse College Interior Design students have the opportunity to participate in a professional internship with an interior design or architectural firm. Many of our interior design graduates are…
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View from Milliken Art Building

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Meirav Goldhour, has been conducting ongoing, collaborative research with Greenville Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Department. Professor Goldhour’s research focuses on the effects of the interior design environment and mental health. She is examining the exposure of simulated daylight and nature visualization’s impacts on patients and their caregiver’s mental wellbeing. Professor…
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