Michel Stone

Alumna and nationally acclaimed author Michel Stone of Spartanburg was the keynote speaker for Converse College’s 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14. The graduating class began and ended their Converse experience with Stone, having read her award-winning novel, The Iguana Tree, the summer before their freshman year began. They arrived on campus armed with…
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author Michel Stone

Coming full circle from their first learning experience as Converse students, the senior class will welcome alumna Michel Stone ’99 MEd as their commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14. The class read the author’s award-winning novel, The Iguana Tree, during the summer before their freshman year began. Arriving on campus armed with thoughts, questions, and…
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Dr. Kelly Harrison Maguire served as liaison between Converse and the Institutions of Higher Education at the State Department of Education.  Converse collaborates with the Spartanburg County School District Six in our Teacher-to-Teacher program in which student teachers interview and are selected for year-long student teaching internship through which they receive specialized mentoring. Learn More! Education…
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Kappy Derrick Cannon ‘83, a former education major and current principal at Forest Lake Technology Magnet School in Columbia, SC, believes in the value of an education. In an NBC Nightly News interview, she discussed how technology is revolutionizing the way her students learn.

Starting this summer, Converse College students can earn their master’s degree in gifted education without leaving the comforts of their homes. The school will begin offering the degree as an online graduate program, with an aim at attracting teachers from the farthest reaches of the state. It will be the third program to be offered…
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Converse education professor Dr. Wayne Cheser is passionate about advancing elementary school children’s awareness of energy and climate change issues – so much so that he spent two years researching and filming a set of DVDs for teachers that provide models of best practices for teaching the concepts. The DVDs are a centerpiece of his graduate-level…
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Converse College’s first fully-online graduate degree programs will begin February 1, 2012, along with courses for teacher recertification. The Educational Specialist in Literacy and the Educational Specialist in Leadership & Administration are the first degree programs slated to be offered fully online, with plans to expand the number of programs in the future. Converse’s online…
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Enroll now for two new online graduate courses at Converse College that begin Wednesday, October 19 and conclude Friday, December 9, 2011.  Each course carries 3 graduate credit hours, will apply to advanced degree programs at the college and is appropriate for teacher recertification. Course Descriptions EDU 555 – Diversity in the Classroom Dr. Terrell…
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