Erskine trustees plan for future leadership transition

Posted on August 25, 2016

The Erskine Board of Trustees today adopted a motion proposed by Chairman Ron Vigus to establish a presidential search committee that will begin the process of seeking a successor to Dr. Paul Kooistra. Kooistra, who began his tenure in August 2014, will continue serving as president until the transition is complete. The process may take […]

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NetVUE renewal grant to assist Erskine examination of ‘calling’

Posted on August 25, 2016

Erskine College has received a $10,000 Vocation Exploration Grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). NetVUE is a special project of the Council of Independent Colleges. NetVUE previously funded a two- year project at Erskine, Flourishing and Vocational Excellence (FaVE). “This renewal grant builds upon some of the promising developments from Erskine’s […]

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Class of 2020 women ‘Sign the Book’

Posted on August 23, 2016

Incoming freshman women participated in the 93rd annual Signing of the Book ceremony August 20 as they gathered in the Bowie Arts Center, recited the school’s honor pledge, and added their signatures to those of generations of Erskine women. This year’s speaker for the event, Mary Parkinson Connor ’82, wife of former Erskine Board of […]

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Graduate Tom Suiter featured in North Carolina magazine

Posted on August 22, 2016

Tom Suiter, who began a 45-year sports broadcasting career with WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., just after his Erskine College commencement in 1971, was interviewed by Thad Mumau for the August issue of OutreachNC magazine. In the interview, Suiter, known for making “Football Friday” and the “Extra Effort Award” part of high school athletics coverage, explains […]

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Class of 2020 comes to campus

Posted on August 19, 2016

Erskine College welcomed some 246 new students to campus this week with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and transfer students as they moved into residence halls. Students new to Erskine College this year represent 17 states—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, […]

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Krysta Schaus ’16 is amateur golf champion in Canada

Posted on August 15, 2016

Krysta Lauren Schaus, a member of the Erskine College Class of 2016, was recently recognized for her performance as winner of the New Brunswick Ladies Provincial Championship July 10-12 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Schaus, whose hometown is Fredericton, graduated with a major in Sports Management and minors in Business Administration, Health, and Healthcare Management. […]

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Fueled by his Erskine experience, graduate moves forward

Posted on August 2, 2016

When Pete Savarese of Hilton Head Island marched in Erskine College Commencement exercises May 21, it was the end of one journey and the beginning of another, just as it was for all his classmates. But for Pete, a social studies major and soccer player who underwent seven surgeries during his undergraduate career, the college […]

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Former Fleet golfer qualifies for Carolinas Amateur

Posted on July 14, 2016

Ford Blanchard ’15, a summa cum laude graduate in Business Administration and former member of the Flying Fleet Men’s Golf Team, will be playing in the 102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship in Charleston July 14-17. Blanchard, who served as SGA treasurer and was one of two recipients of Erskine’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award, was recently interviewed […]

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Music education major to be offered

Posted on June 16, 2016

Generations of students have benefited from the Erskine College music program, receiving individual attention from expert faculty members. In recent years, an upgrade and expansion of the music facility has transformed spaces dedicated to instruction, rehearsal, and performance in historic Memorial Hall. Now, the music department is being strengthened by the addition of a music […]

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