Archive for March, 2014

Alumna Beth Tuten named Teacher of the Year finalist

Posted on March 18, 2014 by

Beth Tuten, a 1996 graduate of Erskine College and a board-certified special education teacher, is one of five finalists for South Carolina Teacher of the Year announced by State Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais March 4. “They have been chosen from among nearly 50,000 classroom teachers and are being recognized for their hard work […]

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Women students honored as Due West AAUW celebrates 55th anniversary

Posted on March 12, 2014 by

The Due West Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recognized 32 outstanding young women from Erskine College and Abbeville County high schools March 10 at the 55th Annual Student Recognition Dinner in the Bell Conference Room of Watkins Student Center on the Erskine campus. The Due West Branch celebrated its 55th anniversary […]

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Actress Millie Ballinger ’48 honored at reception Friday

Posted on March 10, 2014 by

Actress Millie Ballinger, a member of the Erskine College Class of 1948, was honored March 7 with an exhibit, reception, and ceremony in the Bowie Arts Center. Ballinger, a native of Troy, S.C., who resides in Clemson, has performed in nearly every playhouse and theater in the state, and has also appeared in television and […]

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Hiking through Spain fuels friendships, allows introspection

Posted on March 10, 2014 by

A hardy group of Erskine College students made new friends, developed new strengths, and gained new insights during a Winter Term travel course in Spain in January. Led by Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Michael Burriss, the seven students—Cali Colbert, Sarah DeVos, Jordan Joseph, Kate Keukelaar, Meg Randall, Pete Savarese, and Kathleen Watkins— took a five-week, […]

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Author of ‘The Age of Lincoln’ says Civil War ‘is with us still’

Posted on March 6, 2014 by

Prolific author Dr. Orville Vernon Burton, professor of history and computer science at Clemson University, delivered this year’s Stukes Lecture March 4, entitled “Lincoln: From the Emancipation Proclamation to the March on Washington.” He told his audience, “Lincoln’s flexible mind enabled him to grow,” and cited ways in which his vision expanded over the course […]

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Erskine College announces top scholarship winners

Posted on March 3, 2014 by

Two Presidential Scholarship winners led a list of four high school seniors recently chosen to receive top scholarships at Erskine College. Brooklyn Faye Garrett of Westminster, S.C., a student at West-Oak High School, and Rachel Marie Lloyd of Chappells, S.C., a student at Clinton High School, have each been chosen to receive an Erskine College […]

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