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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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Dr. Joe Dunn delivered the keynote banquet address at the 199th Infantry Brigade (Redcatcher Association) convention held at Niagara Falls, NY. Dr. Dunn served in the 199th Infantry in Vietnam in 1969-1970 and his memoir, Desk Warrior, was judged by a recent bibliographic encyclopedia as one of the four best of the 2000+ Vietnam first-person…
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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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Alpha Lambda Delta awarded Emily Holbert ‘19 (Nisbet Honors) the Katharine Cater Graduate Fellowship, and Lily West ’19 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded the Dean Christine Conaway Graduate Fellowship. Emily Holbert was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2016. She is majoring in Business Administration and Politics. Lily West was also inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta…
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Three Converse seniors have been offered full-time positions with Ford Motor Company in Nashville, Tennessee and Tampa, Florida. McKayla Davis ‘19, Jacqueline Torres ‘19 (Nisbet Honors), and Alexis Turner ’19 (Nisbet Honors) were all offered positions in Ford Credit’s Leadership Development Program. Converse’s Career Development Office recently partnered with Ford and coordinated an information session…
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Politics and Religion grad Holly Jordan ’06 (Nisbet Honors) accepted a position at American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA, a non-profit celebrating 50 years of providing aid to Palestinians in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. At ANERA, she serves as the new business development manager and leads research efforts to identify potential funds and grant opportunities…
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Jacqueline Torres in the Arabian Desert

Politics major and Nisbet Honors student Jacqueline Torres ’19 spent nine days in Saudi Arabia thanks to a sponsorship from The King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. She spent those nine days exploring feminism in the Middle East, swimming in the Red Sea and riding a dune buggy through the Arabian Desert. Read…
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Claudia Coffin in Qatar

A month-long trip to Qatar has put life into a new perspective for Malone Fellow, Qatar Foundation Fellow and Nisbet Honors student, Claudia Coffin ’19.  Her participation in Converse’s Model Programs opened the door to this exclusive opportunity and she credits Converse faculty for giving her the confidence to take on this adventure. The trip,…
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Hilary Koss Neil deGrasse Tyson

The week I began talking with Hilary Koss about her time at Converse and her role at National Geographic was a hectic one for her. Her email response to my request for an interview was, “Of course! I’m a bit tied up this week…I need to mentally prepare myself to meet Neil deGrasse Tyson, like…
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