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Erskine trustees plan for future leadership transition

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

This article has been updated.

The Erskine Board of Trustees today adopted a motion proposed by Chairman Ron Vigus to establish a presidential search committee that will begin the process of seeking a successor to Dr. Paul Kooistra.

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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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Erskine trustees close out 2015-16

Posted on June 7, 2016 by

The Erskine College and Theological Seminary Board of Trustees gathered for their final meeting of the 2015-16 fiscal and academic year Friday, May 27. The board began the day with a prayer meeting and committee meetings followed by a training session which included a presentation by David Cathcart ’71 of Merrill Lynch and Chip Smith […]

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Memorial service for Hughes Oliphant Old set for May 31

Posted on May 25, 2016 by

Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old, 83, who formerly served as John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship and Dean of the Institute for Reformed Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Mary McCaw Old, and his children, Hannah and Issac. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, […]

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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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Seminary to add Chaplain Ministries emphasis

Posted on February 26, 2016 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra has announced that the Erskine Seminary faculty recently voted to add a new Chaplain Ministries emphasis for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree beginning in Fall 2016. “This professional degree will prepare ministers of all denominations for ordination and service in the Armed Forces and in […]

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Fourth Annual Girardeau Lectures set for March 16-17

Posted on February 25, 2016 by

Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., will welcome the Rev. H.B. Charles, Jr. as speaker for the Fourth Annual John L. Girardeau Lectures March 16-17. The theme for this year’s lectures is “The Unchanging Christ.” The Rev. H.B. Charles, Jr. is senior pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla. His most […]

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Seminary names first Emanuel AME Scholarship recipient

Posted on February 8, 2016 by

Chaunté McClure, an Erskine Theological Seminary (ETS) student from Britton’s Neck, S.C., has been chosen as the first recipient of the newly established Emanuel AME Church Scholarship at ETS, established in honor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. So far, McClure’s seminary experience has been “a constant juggle,” she said. “Seminary is demanding, and having responsibilities […]

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Trustees briefed on progress of two-year financial plan

Posted on October 26, 2015 by

The Erskine College and Theological Seminary Board of Trustees met last Thursday for their second meeting of the 2015-16 fiscal year. The agenda for this meeting had two primary items according to Board Chairman Ron Vigus. First, trustees heard a report and reviewed the 2014-15 financial audit, which was completed in late August after the […]

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