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Erskine board gets report from Gustafson

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees met on Thursday, Feb. 2 for their first session of the calendar year. This was also their first meeting since Interim President Dr. Robert Gustafson took office Nov. 1, 2016. The mostly informational meeting provided a time for the president to review his first three months on the job and […]

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Moderator stresses God’s sovereign purpose: ‘not…the accomplishment, but the journey’

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

Phil Williams, Moderator of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, spoke to Erskine faculty, staff, and students Feb. 7 at the first convocation of the spring semester, focusing on providence, praise, and trust in an address entitled “A New Song.” Williams, whose career with Sara Lee Knit Products has taken him all […]

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Closing of famed circus inspires tribute to professor

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

In a reflection occasioned by the planned closing of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, David Lauderdale, a 1975 graduate of Erskine College, has written movingly in the Island Packet about his uncle, Dr. Jack Heinsohn, a circus performer who became a minister and taught at Erskine Theological Seminary for many years. Heinsohn, […]

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Interim president explains his perspective on leadership

Posted on December 7, 2016 by

Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr. began his service as interim president of Erskine College and Theological Seminary Oct. 31, 2016. He lives in Greenville with his wife Marjorie Graham Gustafson and is the father of two adult children. He and his wife attend Greenville ARP Church. Educated at the University of Virginia, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, […]

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Kooistras surprised at farewell gathering

Posted on October 31, 2016 by

Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra and his wife Sandi hosted a farewell party Thursday in Moffatt Dining Hall, welcoming students and providing lunch for faculty and staff members. During the gathering, which the Kooistras had planned as an expression of their appreciation to the Erskine community, they were surprised by three presentations. Mike LeFever, president […]

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Interim president selected by Erskine Board of Trustees

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr. as interim president. Gustafson will begin his service Nov. 1, immediately following the retirement of Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra Oct. 31. Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Dr. Tom Hellams of Prospect, Ky., chair of the search committee, describes Gustafson […]

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Trustees prepare for leadership transition

Posted on October 7, 2016 by

The Trustees of Erskine College and Theological Seminary met earlier this week to address several transitional issues facing the institution. Dr. Tom Hellams, who became acting chairman in August upon the resignation of the previous chair, presided over the meeting. Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra, who retires at the end of October, briefly addressed the […]

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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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President preaches, bids farewell at formal opening

Posted on September 5, 2016 by

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra addressed an assembly of students, faculty, staff, and community members Sept. 1 in the Due West ARP Church during a formal opening convocation marking the 178th year of the college and the 180th year of the seminary. The president, who has announced his intention to retire by […]

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