Archive for the Alumni Category

Former Fleet golfer qualifies for Carolinas Amateur

Posted on July 14, 2016 by

Ford Blanchard ’15, a summa cum laude graduate in Business Administration and former member of the Flying Fleet Men’s Golf Team, will be playing in the 102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship in Charleston July 14-17. Blanchard, who served as SGA treasurer and was one of two recipients of Erskine’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award, was recently interviewed […]

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Erskine Seminary grad leads Emanuel AME as church marks sad anniversary

Posted on June 15, 2016 by

One year since the shock of a mass shooting in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, an Erskine Theological Seminary graduate is ministering to the bereaved congregation. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, who completed a Master of Divinity degree in 1998 and went on to earn a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2006, was appointed pastor at Emanuel […]

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Graduates honored at Erskine College and Seminary

Posted on May 24, 2016 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary celebrated the completion of the 2015-16 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony Saturday honoring college and seminary graduates. Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra welcomed family members and guests gathered under the towers of the Erskine Building, and Chairman Ron Vigus brought greetings from the Erskine Board of Trustees. Dr. […]

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Frierson honored at Gospel Choir concert

Posted on May 13, 2016 by

The Erskine Gospel Choir presented its spring concert Sunday, May 8 in Bowie Chapel on the Erskine campus. Tobe Frierson, founder and director of the choir and a member of the Erskine College Class of 2002, made her final appearance as director and was honored by choir members with flowers and a framed photo inscribed […]

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Professor spends sabbatical at Emory lab

Posted on May 3, 2016 by

Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Anna Blenda recently served for eight months as a visiting associate professor at Emory University, working full-time in Dr. Sean Stowell’s laboratory, which operates under the umbrella of Emory’s Antibiotic Resistance Center. In a departure from the typical process, in which professors direct their students toward graduate school or internship […]

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Spring play to be staged May 6-7

Posted on May 2, 2016 by

The Erskine Players will stage You Can’t Take it With You in a reader’s theater format Friday, May 6, at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. Both performances are in Lesesne Auditorium and admission is free. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart in 1936 and released as a film directed […]

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Athletic victories add spark to Alumni Day 2016

Posted on April 25, 2016 by

Perfect weather and exciting athletic successes for the baseball, men’s volleyball, and women’s tennis teams marked Alumni Day 2016 at Erskine College, as several hundred alumni and family members gathered on the Due West campus Saturday, April 23, for class reunions and the renewal of friendships. Dr. Clifton Earl Linderman ’59 and Harriet Elizabeth Smith […]

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Alumni Day set for April 23

Posted on April 6, 2016 by

Alumni Weekend 2016 at Erskine College will offer alumni a chance to reconnect with friends and classmates on the Due West campus Saturday, April 23. “We’re looking for a fun-filled day for alumni and their families,” Director of Alumni Affairs Buddy Ferguson said. For the first time in recent years, alumni will be able to […]

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Bagpiper returns to Erskine campus to teach

Posted on January 6, 2016 by

Many alumni, students, and others who spend time on the Erskine College website have seen there an image of alumna Grace Washam playing the bagpipes. Now a visiting instructor of history at Erskine, Grace was a freshman when the photograph was taken from the towers of the Erskine Building, “the highest off the ground that […]

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