Erskine hosts Homecoming and Family Day

Posted on October 20, 2015

Members of homecoming court, from left, Foster Krebs, Elinor Griffin, Aaron Brown, Kristen Craft, Ryan Lark, Mia Bloviak, Kyle Douglas

Members of homecoming court, from left: Foster Krebs, Elinor Griffin, Aaron Brown, Kristen Craft, Ryan Lark, Mia Blochaviak, Kyle Douglas

Seniors Foster Krebs of Columbia and Elinor Griffin of Greenville were crowned king and queen at Erskine College Oct. 17 as students, families, alumni, and friends gathered on the Due West campus for Homecoming 2015 and Family Day.

Preparations for homecoming included “Fleet-O-Rama,” Erskine’s traditional Friday evening of float-building behind Robinson Hall, with popcorn, cotton candy, and inflatable games on offer.

The homecoming parade, a Flying Fleet Hall of Fame ceremony, athletic contests capped by soccer matches against Pfeiffer University, and the homecoming court were all part of Saturday’s festivities. The theme for this year’s homecoming was “Our House.”

Eight new members of the Flying Fleet Hall of Fame were inducted Saturday, with 200 people attending the ceremony in Moffatt Dining Hall. See more about the inductees here.

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Elinor Griffin, left, and Foster Krebs

Family Day offerings, presented by the Parent and Family Association, included a screening of the Erskine documentary film Due West of Ordinary, a reception for parents with Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra, and a “Ghost Walk” through Due West led by longtime staff member Ruth Burton.

Trent Payne, coordinator of student transitions in the Student Services office, said the documentary film was well received. “As I watched, I noticed that people laughed, especially at some of the old customs from previous generations,” he said. “They teared up at certain moments as the film triggered memories.”

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The Kooistras chat with parents.

At the afternoon reception, Kooistra gave parents an update on Erskine’s progress, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions.

Burton, who served for many years as resident director of Carnegie Hall, closed out the day with her Ghost Walk, telling stories from Erskine’s past.

More photos can be seen here.

Homecoming & Fleetorama 2015