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Erskine College and Seminary commencement set for May 23

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

Erskine College and Erskine Theological Seminary will mark the end of the 2014-15 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony Saturday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. under the towers of the Erskine Building. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. George W. Robertson, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, Ga., where he has served since […]

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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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For Tripp Boykin, Erskine is ‘a living entity’

Posted on March 5, 2015 by

Tripp Boykin, English teacher and assistant headmaster at Laurence Manning Academy (LMA) in Manning, S.C., and a member of the Erskine College Class of 1992, says of his alma mater, “Erskine is not buildings, degrees, and logos—it is a living entity that does not stop living when we all graduate and move on.”   Sharing […]

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Kooistra reports solid progress on financial plan to trustees

Posted on February 25, 2015 by

Erskine trustees heard an optimistic report of progress on the two-year financial stability plan from President Paul Kooistra when they convened last week for their first meeting of 2015. A record pace in Erskine Annual Fund giving and success in reclassifying permanently restricted net assets to unrestricted net assets within the endowment lead the list […]

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