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Erskine celebrates Alumni Day

Posted on April 24, 2017 by

Alumni Day 2017 at Erskine brought alumni and friends back to a spring-green campus April 22 for festivities that included family fun, good food, athletic events, and musical entertainment. Following a brief concert by the Erskine Choraleers, the Class of 1967 presented its 50th reunion gift, a check for $50,000. Half the amount is designated […]

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Alumna advises students to mirror mercy they receive

Posted on April 4, 2017 by

Elinor Townsend Griffin, a 2016 magna cum laude graduate of Erskine College and the recipient of last year’s H.M. Young Ring, the highest award given to a senior, returned to her alma mater March 23 to speak about her job as Refugee Ministry Coordinator for Outreach North America—and “to challenge the idea that success has […]

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Alumna visits writing class, offers reading

Posted on March 8, 2017 by

Deb Richardson-Moore, a 2005 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary and the author of two published books—with a third coming out this summer—read selections from her work March 2 in the Hangar, a small gathering place on the lower level of the Erskine Building. She was also a guest speaker in Assistant Professor of English Dr. […]

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Greenville author to offer reading in Hangar

Posted on February 28, 2017 by

Deb Richardson-Moore, a 2005 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary who is pastor of Triune Mercy Center in Greenville and the author of two books (with a third in progress) will visit the Erskine campus Thursday, March 2. She will read passages from her work at 7 p.m. in the Hangar. Convocation credit is offered for […]

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Upgraded pool facility will be named in honor of Winnie Phillips

Posted on February 28, 2017 by

A joint effort aimed at raising funds to repair, renovate, and reopen the Erskine swimming pool, undertaken by Erskine College and the Town of Due West just after Christmas, is moving forward quickly. Due West Mayor Charles Angel said that shortly after he was elected mayor, he began receiving inquiries from town residents “about what […]

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Closing of famed circus inspires tribute to professor

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

In a reflection occasioned by the planned closing of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, David Lauderdale, a 1975 graduate of Erskine College, has written movingly in the Island Packet about his uncle, Dr. Jack Heinsohn, a circus performer who became a minister and taught at Erskine Theological Seminary for many years. Heinsohn, […]

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‘For the Kids’ raises more than $1,000 for Children’s Hospital

Posted on November 7, 2016 by

“For the Kids,” formerly known as “Dance Marathon,” hosted a silent auction at this year’s homecoming Oct. 15, raising $507 for Greenville Children’s Hospital. The Erskine student organization also won the first place prize of $500 for their float in the homecoming parade, and donated their prize proceeds, raising their homecoming total to $1,007. Ashley […]

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Bell trust to benefit established scholarships

Posted on September 22, 2016 by

Back in 1995, the Rev. Dr. James Murphy Bell, Sr., a graduate of Erskine College as well as Erskine Theological Seminary, and his wife Lois Alexander Bell, a graduate of Erskine College, created a charitable remainder trust, generously designating Erskine College as trustee. Dr. James Bell served as an ordained ARP minister for more than […]

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Graduate Tom Suiter featured in North Carolina magazine

Posted on August 22, 2016 by

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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