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Erskine Annual Fund giving exceeds goal, tops $1.7 million

Posted on July 1, 2015 by

Alumni and friend generosity exceeded expectations The Erskine Advancement Office announced today that giving to the Erskine Annual Fund in 2014-15 exceeded the goal by more than $100,000. The final number will not be determined until July 6th, but as of June 30 (the last day of the fiscal year) the Erskine Annual Fund stood […]

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Trustees close out 2014-15

Posted on June 2, 2015 by

The Erskine College & Theological Seminary Board of Trustees held its final meetings for the 2014-15 fiscal year on Thursday and Friday, May 28-29. The trustees took up the following business items: A report from President Kooistra indicated that Erskine would meet or exceed all targets included in the first year of the two-year financial […]

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Erskine College and Seminary graduates honored

Posted on May 23, 2015 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary marked the end of the 2014-15 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony May 23 honoring both college and seminary graduates. Dr. George W. Robertson, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, Ga., and an adjunct professor at Erskine Theological Seminary, delivered the commencement address, entitled “Play Like You’re Loved.” […]

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Erskine and community volunteers restore Due West Depot

Posted on May 7, 2015 by

Honorary alumnus Richard Haldeman of Due West, who retired as Erskine’s director of public relations in 1995, contributed this story about the restoration of a landmark linked with Erskine’s history. Seventy-six years after the last passenger boarded the “Dinky” in Due West, the Due West Railroad Depot has been repaired and repainted and the interior […]

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Alumnus Joseph Gettys turns 108 with grace

Posted on April 29, 2015 by

On Thursday, April 23, not long before many Erskine alumni were preparing to travel to Due West for Alumni Weekend, Dr. Joseph M. Gettys ’30 marked his 108th birthday with a celebration at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton. Director of Alumni Affairs Buddy Ferguson went to visit Gettys that day. Meanwhile, Gettys had tapped out […]

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Alumni Day draws friends and classmates to Due West

Posted on April 28, 2015 by

Dr. Richard G. Taylor, Jr. ’69 of Greenville, who has served on Erskine’s Alumni Board, Flying Fleet Board, and Board of Trustees, received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award as part of the Alumni Day celebration at Erskine College and Seminary April 25. Awards were presented to alumni and friends of the institution during a meeting […]

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Erskine welcomes Mackay Smith ’06 as chapel speaker

Posted on April 16, 2015 by

Mackay Smith is probably the only Student Government Association president in the history of Erskine College whose campaign for office was conducted from overseas. He made a video in lieu of returning to campus to deliver a campaign speech, and he was still studying in Scotland when his win was announced. The 2006 graduate returned […]

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Greenwood educator speaks at Women’s Leadership Gathering

Posted on March 26, 2015 by

The third Women’s Leadership Gathering celebrating Women’s History Month at Erskine was led March 24 by Greenwood District 50 Director for Secondary Education Dr. Beth Larkin Taylor ’78. She told students, “I came from poverty and I came from divorce.” Coming from that background “gave me the grit and tenacity to go after what I […]

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Newberry attorney addresses Women’s Leadership Gathering

Posted on March 13, 2015 by

The second Women’s Leadership Gathering celebrating Women’s History Month at Erskine was led by Newberry attorney and Erskine trustee Lisa Robinson Senn ’81 Tuesday, March 10. “I really like the way that Mrs. Senn encouraged us to deal with misogyny,” freshman Rebecca Reiter of Anderson said. “Rather than using forceful words or witty arguments to […]

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