Valkyrie Steffi Kong tennis Murphy Osbourne award

Psychology major and women’s tennis student-athlete Steffi Kong ’20 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 of Singapore,…
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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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Theatre Converse’s recent devised theatre production, Growing Old, might be considered a mashup of oral history, dramatic improv, and reality tv, all about issues facing senior women. “I had to cast people who had good interpersonal skills because, in addition to being great actors, they had to be able to interview well and listen,” says…
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Petrie Music Lawson students competition

Converse singers from the School of Music and the Lawson Academy competed at the spring classical music South Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions held at Furman University. Three of our students won their respective categories, and five others also qualified to advance to the Mid-Atlantic Regional auditions. Congratulations to all our…
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Twenty Converse students and six faculty from the Petrie School of Music were the featured artists at a music festival, The Festwoche Classiker Musik, in Oppenau, Germany, in the Black Forest area. This was Converse’s third trip to the Festwoche Classiker Musik festival. Over the past three years, Converse music students and faculty have been...
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Music therapy majors volunteer with nursing home choir

Associate Professor of Music Therapy Dr. Carol Shultis joined music therapy students Daisy Myers ‘20, Hembree Poindexter ’20 and Maddie Satterfield ’20 for a concert at Mountainview Nursing Home in Spartanburg. The residents make up a choir of approximately 25. They have been practicing with Daisy Myers ‘20 and Dr. Carol Shultis since last fall…
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Kate Frost print titled 'The Kids Over There'

Kate Frost ’20 had two of her recent prints selected for this year’s Americas 2020: Paperworks exhibition at the Northwest Arts Center. Located on the campus of Minot State University in North Dakota, the Northwest Arts Center encourages and promotes artistic and multi-cultural expression with education and outreach through an interdisciplinary regional arts center. Kate’s…
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Chloe Griffin and Jessica Sorrells

Chloe Griffin ‘22 received the best poster presentation award in the bioengineering category at the South Carolina INBRE (Idea Networks in Biomedical Research Excellence) Research Symposium in Columbia, SC on January 25, 2020. She delivered a “3-minute madness” presentation as well as a poster presentation. She presented on research completed with Dr. Jessica Sorrells during…
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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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Lienne Medford 2020

Converse’s Doctorate in Professional Leadership program and Dr. Lienne Medford were recently featured in Greenville Business Magazine. The story spotlights current student Wanda Cody ’21 and Dr. Lienne Medford, the program director and Dean of Graduate Studies. Read the full story here… Learn More! Doctorate in Professional Leadership at Converse Dr. Lienne Medford