Archive for the Alumni Category

Legacy graduate says giving is about today’s students

Posted on October 5, 2015 by

Supporting “Our Erskine” might mean introducing prospective students to Erskine, serving as a volunteer on Erskine boards and committees, or contributing to the Annual Fund. Scott Mitchell ’99 has experienced all three as giver, receiver, or both. For Scott Mitchell of Alabama—whose family history includes a great-great-grandmother in the first graduating class of the Due […]

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Freshman women gather for Signing of the Book

Posted on August 31, 2015 by

Women of the Erskine College Class of 2019 met in the Bowie Arts Center August 24 for the 92nd 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 Schadell L. Brooks, an admissions counselor and member of the Class […]

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Alumni Board gives Kooistra vote of confidence

Posted on August 6, 2015 by

The Erskine Alumni Association Board of Directors gave Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra a unanimous vote of confidence Saturday, August 1, during a meeting marked by “positive information, honest discussion, and optimism for the future of Erskine,” Alumni Director Buddy Ferguson ’82 reported this week. Alumni Board members heard Kooistra’s presentation of plans for the […]

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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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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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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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