alpha lambda delta 2020 Converse inductees

Converse students were honored during the Alpha Lambda Delta induction ceremony. Congratulations to our new inductees: Anna Allen Sara Barrett Emma Baum Summer Baxter Morgan Berndt Rachel Black (Nisbet Honors) Megan Booty (Nisbet Honors) Aimee Boudreau Angela Brobson (Nisbet Honors) Kaitlin Brown Madison Buisch (Nisbet Honors) Delaney Coldren (Nisbet Honors) Sharon Cole Claudia Comer Brenda…
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Biochemistry degree SCICU Fangman Presentation

Isabel Fangman ’21 (Nisbet Honors) presented the results of her 2019 summer and fall research project at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) research symposium on February 20, 2020. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Jennifer Hawk served as her research mentor for this SCICU funded project. During the summer and fall of 2019,…
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Steffi Kong ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented her research with Ann Taylor Adams ‘19 and Dr. Marie LePage entitled “Psychological Characteristics of Individuals with Chiari Malformation and Ehlers-Danlos” at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in Atlanta. Steffi also presented a poster at the Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston, entitled “Investigation of Normal…
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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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Audrey Hamilton ’20, Victoria Heyworth ’20 and Abigail Rutherford ’20 (Nisbet Honors) attended the annual conference of the American Music Therapy Association in Minneapolis. They had the opportunity to meet folk singer and violinist Gaelynn Lea, winner of the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. The students attended various conference sessions, music-making gatherings and association business meetings….
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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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Courtney Dziewior ’21 (Nisbet Honors) and Dr. Sheri Strickland are coauthors of a research article entitled “Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Programmable Polymers Through Ring Opening–Metathesis Cross–Metathesis (ROM-CM)” that has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science. This research was completed in collaboration with Dr. Ken Shimizu’s group at…
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Class of 2019 students throw coins on the seal

Yeque Sun ’19 obtained a full-time job as a Veterinary Assistant at the Animal Medical Center in Spartanburg. Paige Johnson ’19 accepted a position as a Rehab Tech/Administrative Assistant at two nursing home facilities in Spartanburg. Anyah Preston ’19 started work at the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards. She is part of the trail crew traveling…
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Map of Rwanda

Biochemistry grad Melissa Brock Erkens ’18 (Nisbet Honors) spent the summer working with Emory University’s Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group in Kigali, Rwanda. She conducted qualitative and quantitative research into the barriers that are faced by female sex workers as they enroll in health insurance. Melissa drafted discussion guides, analyzed the responses from focus groups,…
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