Group photo of Sorry, Peach

The Converse Creative Music Ensemble Sorry, Peach had more than 14,400 streams of their original song “Solitude.” The song is currently featured on more than 500 playlists. Sorry, Peach is comprised of Tyerra Clayborne ’20, D’Irene Mason ’20, Daylee Pruitt ’22, Kira Saini ’20 and Sara Grace Young ’21. Explore Undergraduate Music programs at Converse……
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Group photo of students in 2019 summer intensive

Converse’s Milliken studios have been full of creativity and activity during the 2019 two-week Art Educators Summer Intensive. Sixteen Art Educators took classes in Ceramics or Drawing, along with the course ‘Contemporary Problems in Art Education.’ They also had the opportunity to participate in a service learning project for Hub City Empty Bowls. The Art…
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Arts management students in class

Our Arts Management students are spending their summer gaining work experience in their field of interest, and making connections with potential future employers! See where our Arts Managements students are interning this summer: Allison Benton ’22 – Rutherford County Visual Arts Lillie Kieken ’21 – GLOW Lyric Theatre Elizabeth McCaw ’20 – 701 Center for…
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Psychology Conference

Dr. Shannon Martin and Bethany Spencer ’19 created a poster, “Investigating Tourette’s Disorder: Comorbid Symptoms, Personality Features, and Tic Severity.” Dr. Martin and Bethany presented the poster at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn More! Dr. Shannon Martin Psychology at Converse Research at Converse

South Carolina Academy of Science logo

Courtney Dziewior ’21 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded first place in chemistry poster presentations at the annual South Carolina Academy of Science meeting at Francis Marion University. Courtney researched her poster, “Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Programmable Polymers: Will Ethyl Acrylate, Maleic Acid, or Heat Work?” with her mentor Dr. Sheri Strickland. Courtney also presented a poster at…
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Students process for Founder's Day

Our 2019 graduating class boats an impressive lineup of potential employers from local businesses including Cleveland Leadership Academy and Glow Lyric Theatre, all the way to Nashville, TN at Ford Motor Credit and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. See where some of our 2019 grads have received job offers from: Alexis Turner – Ford Motor Credit…
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Photo of West Main Artists co-op building

Professor Mary Carlisle’s Arts Management class developed a collaborative workshop with West Main Artists Cooperative. “Jury Ready: Preparing to Enter a Juried Show” covered all aspects of entering work into a juried show, from photographing and packaging to pricing and mounting the art. Professor Carlisle said, “Our goal in the Department of Art and Design…
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Presentation boards at research conference

Biology major Brittany Leonard ’20 (Nisbet Honors) presented a poster on “The Effect of Juglone and Ailanthone on Kudzu Growth” at the South Carolina Academy of Science meeting and did an oral presentation at the 15th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Her research mentor was Dr. Edna Steele….
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Converse Tower

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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Photo of Cynthia Hall with art work

Cynthia Hall ’19 was awarded “Best In Show” for her screen-print “Busy” at the 7th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition at the Library Headquarters in Downtown Spartanburg. Cynthia finished her coursework early during Jan term and earned a BA in Art Education. In 2018, Cynthia won First Place/Best in Show at this exhibition as well….
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