Alumni return, Erskine families visit campus during Homecoming 2022
Alumni, friends, students, and families celebrated Erskine Homecoming 2022 Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5.
Friday’s events included the Erskine Open Golf Tournament in the morning; “Dinner with Dr. Adamson and Seminary Professors” as well as an Erskine music concert in the evening; and a meeting of the Erskine Alumni Board in the afternoon.
An Inflatable Fun Run kicked off Saturday’s activities, which took place in conjunction with Family Day. Later in the afternoon, Erskine fans went to Greenwood for a Fleet Football match at J.W. Babb Stadium, where the homecoming court was presented during halftime.
This year’s homecoming court included seniors Dante Alexander Garrido and Rebecca Jane Claxton, king and queen; juniors Rashad Luckey and Amelia Victoria Heichel, prince and princess; sophomores Caleb Gleason and Iliana Moore, duke and duchess; and freshmen Nicholas Jefferson and Miracle Splan, lord and lady.
Coordinator for Alumni Relations Hope Crenshaw Seymour ’19 said she was thrilled with the turnout for Homecoming 2022. She noted that several events featured or honored alumni. Fred Engler ’99 and his band provided entertainment; Mary Elizabeth Land ’90, director of the Abbeville County Public Library and a member of the Alumni Board, led Storytime in Java City; the Alumni House was dedicated; alumni gathered for class reunions; and James “Jimmy” Rambo ’62 received a special award at the football game. “It was great to see everyone come together,” she said.
“Homecoming is just that—coming home and experiencing the joy of reconnecting,” said Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations Paul Bell ’84. “That joy was evident throughout the weekend, whether alumni were reveling in the sunshine at Friday’s Erskine Open or huddling under umbrellas on Saturday.”
Director of Student Engagement and Leadership Sarah Stoffel, who headed up Family Day preparations, said, “Rain or shine, we’re always happy to see Erskine’s families on campus.”
Speaking about the fellowship among alumni attending this year’s festivities, Bell said, “So many conversations were about the blessing of friendships formed years ago and appreciation for the preparation for life provided by Erskine.”
Seymour expressed thanks to all who worked for the success of Homecoming 2022, including faculty and staff members as well as the Erskine facilities team. “I am sincerely grateful for everyone and their hard work.”