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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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Krysta Schaus ’16 is amateur golf champion in Canada

Posted on August 15, 2016 by

Krysta Lauren Schaus, a member of the Erskine College Class of 2016, was recently recognized for her performance as winner of the New Brunswick Ladies Provincial Championship July 10-12 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Schaus, whose hometown is Fredericton, graduated with a major in Sports Management and minors in Business Administration, Health, and Healthcare Management. […]

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Fueled by his Erskine experience, graduate moves forward

Posted on August 2, 2016 by

When Pete Savarese of Hilton Head Island marched in Erskine College Commencement exercises May 21, it was the end of one journey and the beginning of another, just as it was for all his classmates. But for Pete, a social studies major and soccer player who underwent seven surgeries during his undergraduate career, the college […]

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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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