A prodigal daughter returns to Converse.
About the Conversation
Tasha Tucker interviews classmate Sheena Spencer in this reflection on Sheena's prodigal return to Converse after a taste of "the real world". Sheena Spencer has taught and led in the education field for over thirteen years. She is currently a second grade teacher with Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, FL. As a former program counselor for the Rollins College Upward Bound Program, she has mentored over 100 students to be the first generation in their family to attend and graduate from college. After graduating from Converse College, Sheena went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Sheena is proud to be the fourth generation in her family to have grown up in the historic town of Eatonville, Florida, where prized author Zora Neal Hurston is also from. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Sheena continues to serve her community through mentoring young ladies for college readiness.
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- Converse College
About the Project
In celebration of our 125th anniversary, Converse is recording conversations that capture the unique voice, value and vision of our College community. The project launched during Reunion Weekend 2014, with a team of student digital journalists interviewing alumni, students, faculty and staff. The resulting stories span decades of friendships, life experiences and careers. The Conversations project was funded by a gift from President Betsy Fleming in honor of the College's anniversary.