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Erskine College and Seminary commencement set for May 21

Posted on May 3, 2016 by

Erskine College and Erskine Theological Seminary will mark the end of the 2015-16 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. under the towers of the Erskine Building. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Kent McElhattan, chairman and co-founder of Industrial Scientific Corporation, which he served as chief executive officer […]

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Athletic victories add spark to Alumni Day 2016

Posted on April 25, 2016 by

Perfect weather and exciting athletic successes for the baseball, men’s volleyball, and women’s tennis teams marked Alumni Day 2016 at Erskine College, as several hundred alumni and family members gathered on the Due West campus Saturday, April 23, for class reunions and the renewal of friendships. Dr. Clifton Earl Linderman ’59 and Harriet Elizabeth Smith […]

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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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Seminary sponsors roundtable on racial reconciliation

Posted on August 13, 2015 by

A roundtable discussion on “Racial Reconciliation and Christian Unity” at Erskine Seminary’s Columbia campus August 10 was so well attended that a larger venue than initially reserved was needed to accommodate the crowd. “The response in the Erskine family to the importance of practicing racial unity in the Christian community was remarkable and encouraging,” Erskine […]

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Seminary receives gift to establish Emanuel AME Church scholarship

Posted on July 15, 2015 by

A gift of $10,000 to establish a scholarship for African Methodist Episcopal (AME) students in honor of Mother Emanuel AME Church was presented to Erskine Theological Seminary (ETS) July 7 by IBelieveSC.net, the organization that sponsors a South Carolina DMV license plate of the same name. At a news conference in the rotunda of the […]

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Erskine College and Seminary graduates honored

Posted on May 23, 2015 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary marked the end of the 2014-15 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony May 23 honoring both college and seminary graduates. Dr. George W. Robertson, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, Ga., and an adjunct professor at Erskine Theological Seminary, delivered the commencement address, entitled “Play Like You’re Loved.” […]

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