Archive for the Alumni Category

Alumni couple prepares for service with Greater Europe Mission

Posted on April 1, 2014 by

Tina and Jodie Gaston report that they have been accepted as missionaries with Greater Europe Mission (GEM) and hope to serve with church planters in England following a time of intercultural training in Canada this summer. Tina, a 1999 Erskine College sports medicine graduate, said she and husband Jodie, a pastor and 2003 Erskine Seminary […]

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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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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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175 Years: Celebrate with us!

Posted on February 27, 2014 by

Can you say “dodransbicentennial”?  (That’s why we stuck with numbers) No matter how you say it, 175 years is a long time to do anything consistently. These days, labels like “small-batch,” “microbrewed,” or “artisanal” are used to describe everything from beer and baked goods to whiskey and women’s handbags. Marketers use it to distance their […]

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Weekend events showcase students’ talents, enthusiasm

Posted on February 24, 2014 by

Erskine students examined serious issues in performances of a student-directed musical Friday night and Saturday afternoon, then gathered to raise funds for children’s hospitals in a family-friendly DanceMarathon celebration Saturday evening. Directed by senior Hannah Collins and junior Nathan Holben and presented by the Music Department, Next to Normal (music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian […]

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Alumna pursues dual passions for wildlife biology and aviation

Posted on February 10, 2014 by

Kimberly Kanapeckas began living her dream well before she completed her biology major and lined up for commencement exercises with the Erskine College Class of 2007. Her dream included developing a focus on wildlife biology, moving to Africa, and homing in on African wildlife biology. There her dream expanded to include an interest in natural […]

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Erskine community turns out for Homecoming, Family Day, Fall Fest

Posted on October 29, 2013 by

Erskine students, alumni, families and friends joined to celebrate Homecoming 2013 as well as Family Day and Fall Fest Saturday, Oct. 26. A full day of activities was highlighted by a Family Day Silent Auction in support of student life, the induction of six new members into the Flying Fleet Hall of Fame, and the […]

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Digitization of yearbooks under way at McCain Library

Posted on October 24, 2013 by

McCain Library Director John Kennerly has announced that Erskine College has recently digitized and made available on the Internet Archive a number of early volumes of yearbooks related to the College. The announcement comes at a time of heightened interest in Erskine’s history, as the institution begins the buildup to its 175th anniversary festivities, set […]

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Macaulay makes conference presentation in UK

Posted on October 14, 2013 by

Assistant Professor of History Dr. John Macaulay presented “Urban Unitarians, Rural Trinitarians: Town Liberals in a Planter Culture” last month at an international interdisciplinary conference at the University of Southhampton in the United Kingdom. The conference,“Uneasy Neighbours: Rural-Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Century,” featured presenters from the Czech Republic, Japan, Poland, Spain, and throughout the […]

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