William “Buddy” Ferguson, who has served as Erskine’s alumni director since 2007, recently gained recognition for his service as a friend and mentor to many students. He has been chosen as the Conference Carolinas Faculty Mentor of the Year and the conference’s nominee for the NCAA Division II Dr. Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award, which is being inaugurated this year.
Director of Athletics Mark Peeler praised Ferguson’s dedication.
“Buddy is an incredible mentor and friend to so many Erskine Students, not just student-athletes,” he said. “He has given tirelessly to athletics, serving as the ‘voice of the Fleet,’ a statistician for tames, on-campus recruiter, volunteer for athletic fund-raising activities, and it goes on and on.”
Head Cross Country Coach Tasha James recalled that Ferguson once talked with a homesick student-athlete, encouraging him to stay.
“This student is now a member and leader of a literary society, was selected captain on his sports team, and carries a 3.0-plus GPA,” she said.
Buddy Ferguson lives in Due West with his wife Kim, who joins him in many of his volunteer endeavors. They are the parents of two Erskine College graduates, Will Ferguson ’10 and Megan Ferguson Goodwin ’09.
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