Converse grant science program NIH

Converse College has been awarded grants of over $750,000 to support its faculty-led biomedical research and expand research opportunities for students. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the grants are a portion of the $18.9 million that has been awarded to South Carolina institutions…
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Commitment to hard work and determination are qualities alumna Mallory Begley ‘09 (Nisbet Scholar) is no stranger to. Begley saw these characteristics personified in her father, a New York Firefighter, a first responder on 9/11 and someone she has always looked up to. “I’ve always admired my dad,” Begley says. “He’s a great dad and…
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Students research psychology

Dr. Marie LePage presented research she completed with Psychology students Michelle Cardona ‘20 and Dani Varquez ’20 at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in Atlanta last November. This research was entitled “The Climb: The Highs and Lows of Mental Health on the Appalachian Trail.” Learn More! Psychology at Converse Dr. Marie LePage

Valkyrie Steffi Kong tennis Murphy Osbourne award

Psychology major and women’s tennis student-athlete Steffi Kong ’20 (Nisbet Honors) has been chosen as the 2019-20 Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete Award winner. She is the first Valkyrie to earn this prestigious award. The Murphy Osborne Award goes to an outstanding senior student-athlete and it is the highest academic award presented by Conference Carolinas. A native…
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Marisa Daquil Kawabe Converse golf

Marisa Daquil Kawabe ’20, a member of the Converse golf team and a Music and Psychology double major, hails from Fayetteville, N.C. Although she played tennis and ran track in her earlier years, Marisa was drawn to golf at just three years old…

Steffi kong Converse Tennis

Psychology and Biochemistry major, and tennis player Steffi Kong ’20 (Nisbet Honors) has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. The conference office made the official announcement on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A senior from Singapore, Kong won both of her singles matches at No. 1 singles last week in straight…
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PLOS journal bees Chris Varnon Converse

Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Varnon published a paper titled “Conspecific and interspecific stimuli reduce initial performance in an aversive learning task in honey bees (Apis mellifera)” in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE. PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal featuring primary research from any discipline within science and medicine….
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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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Dr. Mirko Hall delivered a paper on the history of punkademia in German Studies at the annual conference of the German Studies Association in Portland, Oregon. He also provided the response to a panel on the political aesthetics of German punk in a global perspective. Dr. Hall and Professor Margaret Moore led a delegation of…
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Converse Tower

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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