The Nisbet Honors Program

Although Converse has offered some honors courses in the past, the Nisbet Honors Program began in 2000 when Converse alumna Marian McGowan Nisbet ’62 and her husband Olin established an endowment to support a full honors program.

The mission of the Nisbet Honors Program is to offer academically gifted students the challenge and community in which they may grow to their full potential. The Honors Program includes opportunities to do independent research with faculty mentors, to take honors courses with other academically gifted students, to meet nationally known visiting scholars, to receive funding for study-travel and professional development, and to meet socially to discuss intellectually challenging topics. For further information concerning the Nisbet Honors Program, refer to the academic department section of the Undergraduate Catalog.