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Erskine campus is on ‘path of totality’ for solar eclipse

Posted on August 17, 2017 by

The fall semester at Erskine College begins Monday, Aug. 21, the day on which all of North America will experience a solar eclipse. The “path of totality,” within which a total eclipse of the sun can be observed, stretches from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina and includes Due West, home of Erskine College. Associate […]

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Erskine establishes Charter Institute

Posted on July 27, 2017 by

Erskine President Dr. Robert Gustafson has announced the creation of the Charter Institute at Erskine, an initiative approved by the Erskine College Board of Trustees, which will enable Erskine to begin sponsoring South Carolina charter schools. Wayne Brazell, former superintendent of the South Carolina Public Charter School District and former South Carolina Association of School […]

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Erskine’s ACS chapter wins two national awards

Posted on July 11, 2017 by

The Erskine College chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is serious about service, and its members engage in serious research. The students’ efforts were recognized this spring when the chapter received an Outstanding Chapter Award as well as a Green Chemistry Award at the ACS National Meeting and Exposition April 2-6 in San Francisco. […]

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Renovated pool facility dedicated in honor of Winnie Phillips

Posted on June 12, 2017 by

Erskine’s renovated pool facility was dedicated in honor of Winnie Morrison Phillips, Erskine alumna and former alumni director, in an outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 10. Phillips, who graduated in 1941, and a number of her family members and friends were present for the occasion. Vice President for Alumni and Advancement Buddy Ferguson said Phillips was […]

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Trustees name president, complete fiscal year

Posted on June 5, 2017 by

The Board of Trustees of Erskine College and Seminary held meetings May 25-26, their last of the academic and fiscal year 2016-17. As was reported earlier, the trustees named Dr. Robert E. Gustafson president after his seven months as interim president. This was the first meeting at which Dr. John Basie, who became provost of […]

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Gustafson named Erskine’s 17th president

Posted on May 26, 2017 by

The Board of Trustees of Erskine College and Theological Seminary has announced the appointment of Interim President Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr. as 17th president of the institution. “The Presidential Search Committee is convinced, after observing Dr. Gustafson’s seven months as interim president, that his gifts and abilities perfectly fit Erskine’s current needs,” Board Chairman […]

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Emanuel AME pastor to Erskine graduates: ‘Love will carry you’

Posted on May 20, 2017 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary honored graduating students May 20 during a joint ceremony featuring as speaker the Rev. Eric Manning, pastor of historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Manning, an alumnus of Erskine Theological Seminary, offered a strong endorsement of the power of love over hate in a commencement speech entitled “Love Will Carry […]

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Reception given for Erskine faculty and staff members

Posted on May 9, 2017 by

Erskine College and Seminary faculty and staff members were honored May 4 at a Faculty and Staff Appreciation Reception in the Bowie Arts Center. Assistant Professor of Education Dale Smith, who began her service at Erskine in 2005, was recognized on the occasion of her retirement. Associate Professor of Education Dr. Joanne Jumper offered a […]

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Erskine partners with foundation for business plan competition

Posted on May 3, 2017 by

Students from several area high schools came to the Erskine campus May 2 for the second annual Business Plan Competition hosted by Erskine College and the Freshwater Coast Community Foundation (FCCF). Assistant Professor of Business Administration Tracy McCurry’s Business Strategy class participated in the planning and execution of the event, helping with timekeeping, greeting, monitoring […]

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