Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017-2018 Weisiger Outstanding Scholars-Athletes Scholarship: Claudia Coffin ‘18 Elizabeth Gilbert ‘21 Moriah Gomez ‘21 Paige Johnson ‘21 Brittni Jones ‘18 The Weisiger Scholarship honors Converse College’s commitment to women in science and supports our athletic program which prioritizes academic excellence. Agnes Weisiger ‘63 and her husband, Ed, have been…
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Claudia Coffin

Nisbet Honors student Claudia Coffin ’19 talks about kindness, culture and speaking Arabic with the locals in a recent story on GoUpstate.com. The article highlights Claudia’s month-long trip to Qatar as part of her experience as Qatar Foundation Fellow for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Learn More! Model Programs at Converse Nisbet Honors Program…
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Converse II grad Veressa Ree Holmes Monserrate

Veressa “Ree” Holmes Monserrate ’11 may have a degree in Psychology, but she’s serving up her therapy in the kitchen these days. Her seafood restaurant, DC Style Seafood Restaurant & Sweet Shoppe, was one of three Gaffney Main Street Challenge winners this year. Here’s what Ree said on Facebook moments after winning: “I saw a…
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Margaret Moore

Professor Margaret Moore presented a paper, “The Ride of the Valkyries: The Evolution of Athletics and Sport at a Southern Women’s College,” co-authored with Dr. Joe Dunn, at the South Carolina Historical Association Conference. Learn More! Professor Margaret Moore Athletics at Converse

Spenser Robinson

Spenser Robinson ‘12 is a clinical specialist at the Cardiac Rhythm Device Management Division at Medtronic. She provides products and technical skills during the implantation of pacemaker, defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization devices. Spenser works primarily at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee with some of the best electrophysiologists in the United States. Learn More! Biology at…
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SCICU Students and Faculty Mentors 2017

Imagine being paid all summer just to learn about a topic that truly fascinates you, then presenting what you learned to a gathering of peers, professors, and professionals from across the state – sometimes across the nation. This year, four Converse students earned money through a South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) grant to…
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Dr. LePage Discusses FitBits, Body Image and Obesity in NYC

Dr. Marie LePage presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies convention in New York. She discussed a project co-conducted with Dr. Monica McCoy, exploring the outcomes of their course on body image. Dr. LePage also presented “The effects of FitBits combined with motivational coaching on physical activity in undergraduate…
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Psychology and Art Therapy Grad Amy McCarthy

Amy McCarthy ‘04 didn’t take the career path you might expect from a Psychology and Art Therapy grad. She’s a crime analyst for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center. Amy spends her days predicting crime trends via a ‘mapping’ technique so the police department can increase their presence in…
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Nisbet Honors student Paige Broadhead

Nisbet Honors student Paige Broadhead ’17 has accepted a position as an Assistant Editor Board Member at Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal. Paige is a triple major in Philosophy, Creative and Professional Writing, and Psychology! Learn More! Creative and Professional Writing at Converse Philosophy at Converse

Double major, Tibitha Ferrell, ’16 presented an original research paper on moral relativism and ethical commitment at the 12th annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Learn More! Psychology at Converse Philosophy at Converse Research at Converse