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Behind the Scenes: ‘Due West of Ordinary’

Posted on November 3, 2014 by

In February 2012 a conversation began about how to commemorate Erskine’s 175th anniversary in a special way. That conversation resulted in a plan to create Erskine’s first full-length documentary film chronicling its past and looking prayerfully toward its future. Will Frampton ’03, an Emmy-winning television news reporter with CBS46 in Atlanta, Georgia, took the lead […]

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‘Most Traveled Alumnus’ continues his journeys

Posted on November 3, 2014 by

Dr. Russell Benton ’61 claims the title of Erskine’s “Most Traveled Alumnus,” having visited 193 foreign destinations on seven continents. Benton began his travels in the summer of 1964 when Alumni Director Winnie Phillips took a group of students and alumni to Scotland and Scandinavia. His love for travel is “all Winnie’s fault,” he says. […]

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Erskine’s 175th birthday party draws a crowd to Due West

Posted on October 22, 2014 by

Alumni, students, families, and friends came together “Under the Towers” of the Erskine Building Saturday, Oct. 18 for Erskine’s 175th anniversary celebration, with food, music, and fun beginning at noon and continuing into the evening. “Erskinefest” included traditional Homecoming and Family Day activities, special displays in Reid Hall by Archivist Edith Brawley ’58, and a […]

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Trip McGill looks back with gratitude

Posted on October 15, 2014 by

Norman F. “Trip” McGill III, a member of the Erskine College Class of 1982, has commissioned a setting of Psalm 89 in recognition of Erskine’s 175th anniversary. He attributes much of his success in music to the education and opportunities he gained during his four years in Due West. Here, he talks about why he […]

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Film celebrating Erskine’s 175th anniversary premieres Oct. 17

Posted on October 8, 2014 by

The first public screening of “Due West of Ordinary: 175 Years of Erskine College,” a documentary film by Erskine College alumnus Will Frampton, is set for Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall at Erskine College. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve a seat online. Two other showings of the film […]

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Know Your Alumni: Tom Ervin ’74

Posted on October 7, 2014 by

Tom Ervin, a 1974 history graduate, is seeking to make a difference in his home state of South Carolina by running for governor. Ervin recently returned to his alma mater as speaker for the 2014 Constitution Day Convocation. When Tom Ervin came to Erskine his major interest was journalism. His mother, a feature writer and […]

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La Bohème chorus at Peace Center includes Erskine alumni

Posted on July 30, 2014 by

Several Erskine alumni will join other talented singers on the stage of the Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center in Greenville beginning July 31 as members of the chorus in the Glow Lyric Theatre production of Puccini’s La Bohème. College graduates Elizabeth De Vault ’11 and Claire Parnell Duffle ’08, sopranos, Aimee Dumouchel Gans ’12, […]

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Erskine Open set for May 16

Posted on May 5, 2014 by

The 40th annual Erskine Open is set for Friday, May 16, at Hunter’s Creek Golf and Country Club in Greenwood. The tournament is a fund-raiser to help cover the costs of the Erskine Athletic Hall of Fame banquet, scheduled every other year at homecoming. The Erskine Open features a Captain’s Choice format, and each foursome […]

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Alumni Weekend 2014 begins countdown to Erskine’s 175th celebration

Posted on April 28, 2014 by

Dr. Joab Mauldin “Joe” Lesesne, Jr. ’59 of Spartanburg received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award as part of Alumni Weekend activities at Erskine College and Seminary April 26, the 175th day before Erskine’s planned celebration of its 175th anniversary Oct. 18. Awards were presented to alumni and friends of the institution during a meeting led […]

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