Gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin ’74 to speak Sept. 18

Posted on September 15, 2014

Tom Ervin, an Erskine College alumnus and a candidate for governor of South Carolina, will speak at Erskine College Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall in celebration of Constitution Day. The public is invited to attend. Ervin, a native of Honea Path, graduated cum laude from Erskine College with a degree in […]

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Newly appointed president speaks at Formal Opening

Posted on September 4, 2014

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra, who took office just a month ago, spoke about “A Call from God” to assembled students, faculty, staff, and community members at the Formal Opening Convocation in the Due West ARP Church Sept. 2. Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Brad Christie greeted those in attendance, including […]

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Following 91-year tradition, freshman women sign the book

Posted on August 27, 2014

Women of the Erskine College Class of 2018 gathered in the Bowie Arts Center August 24 for the 91st annual Signing of the Book, reciting the school’s honor pledge and adding their signatures to those of generations of freshman women. This year’s speaker was Paula Bigby Clarke ’88, mother of freshman Lydia Clarke. Married to […]

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Class of 2018 greeted by new president

Posted on August 20, 2014

The Class of 2018 came to the Erskine campus Wednesday, just a couple of weeks after the arrival of Erskine’s new president, Dr. Paul Kooistra. Kooistra was on hand to greet the freshmen and their families as they hauled their gear into residence halls—Carnegie for women, Grier for men— with help from staff members and […]

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Kathleen Watkins represents South Carolina at NCWSSL

Posted on August 20, 2014

Psychology major Kathleen Watkins of Greenwood attended the 2014 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) June 5-7 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. The Due West Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) nominated Watkins, who was selected from among nominees throughout South Carolina. “It’s the second year […]

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Erskine prepares to welcome new students for Orientation 2014

Posted on August 13, 2014

Erskine College staff and volunteers are busy preparing to offer several days of orientation activities for this year’s freshmen, who will arrive on campus Wednesday, August 20, ready to move into their residence halls and begin their college experience. Trent Payne, who serves as coordinator for student transitions in the Office of Student Services, said […]

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Erskine telescope among exhibits at state museum’s grand opening

Posted on August 11, 2014

The oldest surviving American-made observatory instrument, a telescope made by Henry Fitz for Erskine College in 1849, will be among the items on display at the upcoming grand opening celebration at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. The telescope was made just 10 years after the founding of Erskine College,  which is set to celebrate its […]

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La Bohème chorus at Peace Center includes Erskine alumni

Posted on July 30, 2014

Several Erskine alumni will join other talented singers on the stage of the Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center in Greenville beginning July 31 as members of the chorus in the Glow Lyric Theatre production of Puccini’s La Bohème. College graduates Elizabeth De Vault ’11 and Claire Parnell Duffle ’08, sopranos, Aimee Dumouchel Gans ’12, […]

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Erskine welcomes Paul Kooistra as president

Posted on July 18, 2014

The Rev. William S. Cain, chairman of the Erskine Board of Trustees, announced today that Dr. Paul Kooistra of Suwannee, Ga., has been appointed president of Erskine College and Theological Seminary. “I am thrilled to have Dr. Paul Kooistra as president and part of the Erskine family,” Cain said. “He is a time-tested leader who […]

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