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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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Fifth Annual Girardeau Lectures set for April 5-6

Posted on March 27, 2017 by

Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., will welcome Dr. Jarvis J. Williams as speaker for this year’s John L. Girardeau Lectures April 5-6. The theme chosen for the 2017 lectures is “Christ Died for Our Sins.” Williams serves as associate professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is […]

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Alumna visits writing class, offers reading

Posted on March 8, 2017 by

Deb Richardson-Moore, a 2005 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary and the author of two published books—with a third coming out this summer—read selections from her work March 2 in the Hangar, a small gathering place on the lower level of the Erskine Building. She was also a guest speaker in Assistant Professor of English Dr. […]

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Seminary names second Emanuel AME Scholarship recipient

Posted on March 2, 2017 by

Erskine Theological Seminary (ETS) student Rhonda Heyward has been chosen as the second recipient of the Emanuel AME Church Scholarship, established in honor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. “My first reaction was ‘Thank you, Lord!’—I was overwhelmed, elated, and filled with joy as I shared the news with my husband and family,” Heyward said. “It […]

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Greenville author to offer reading in Hangar

Posted on February 28, 2017 by

Deb Richardson-Moore, a 2005 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary who is pastor of Triune Mercy Center in Greenville and the author of two books (with a third in progress) will visit the Erskine campus Thursday, March 2. She will read passages from her work at 7 p.m. in the Hangar. Convocation credit is offered for […]

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