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Irma takes a tree in campus garden

Posted on September 15, 2017 by

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma, Professor Emerita of Biology Dr. Janice Haldeman reported the loss of a large slash pine on the Erskine campus. Nathan Guyette of Aramark Facilities said the tree, which was growing in Erskine’s Pressly Family Heritage Garden across from the science center, measures 95 feet in length and is […]

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Former Greenville ARP pastor directing seminary extension site

Posted on September 4, 2017 by

“I see my role as that of introducing Erskine Seminary to the city of Greenville, and the city of Greenville to Erskine Seminary.” That’s how the former senior pastor of Greenville ARP Church, the Rev. Matthew Miller, describes his new job as director of the Erskine Theological Seminary extension site in Greenville, S.C. “I believe […]

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President delivers address at Formal Opening

Posted on September 1, 2017 by

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Robert E. Gustafson spoke to students, faculty, staff, and community members Aug. 31 during a Formal Opening Convocation marking the 179th year of the college and the 181st year of the seminary. Gustafson was named president by the Erskine Board of Trustees in May, several months after becoming interim […]

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Trustees meet on move-in day

Posted on August 17, 2017 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees gathered on the campus Thursday, August 17, conducting committee meetings in the morning as students were moving into residence halls for the fall semester. The main board meeting began in the afternoon. “It was a very positive meeting. The board found much to be thankful for—above all, seeing nearly 200 […]

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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 celebrates Alumni Day

Posted on April 24, 2017 by

Alumni Day 2017 at Erskine brought alumni and friends back to a spring-green campus April 22 for festivities that included family fun, good food, athletic events, and musical entertainment. Following a brief concert by the Erskine Choraleers, the Class of 1967 presented its 50th reunion gift, a check for $50,000. Half the amount is designated […]

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