with Departmental Honors in both majors and a minor in chemistry. Seminary awards announced by Provost of the Seminary Dr. R. Leslie Holmes in-

given to Assistant Professor of Psychol- ogy Dr. Briana Van Scoy, and the Younts Excellence in Teaching Award, given to Assistant Professor of English Dr. Chris- tine Schott.

Student awards were the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, given to Zach- ary Stephen Morgan of Greenville, S.C., a magna cum laude graduate who majored in biology and minored in chemistry and psychology; the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award, given to AnnaTaylor Rae Hy- drick of St. Matthews, S.C., a summa cum laude graduate who completed a double major in American studies and biology, with Departmental Honors in biology and minors in chemistry and healthcare management; and the H.M. Young Ring, the highest honor for a member of the senior class, given to Elizabeth Rebecca Bishop of Greenwood, S.C., a summa cum laude graduate who completed a double major in biology and English,

cluded recognition of Dr. Toney Parks and Dr. Max Rogland, both of whom are stepping down from their full-time work at the seminary but will continue teaching as adjunct faculty members. Student awards included the Ray A. King Church History Award, given to Teresa Dawn Reed; the Zondervan Award in Biblical Greek, which went to Kyle Jay Keesling, Jr. of Greenville, S.C.; the Zondervan Award in Theology, given to Daniel Edward My- ers of Columbia, S.C.; and the Bruce G. Pierce Award for Christian Leadership, given to John Craig Williams IV of Dacusville, S.C. An honorary Doctor of Divinity degree was conferred on the speaker by John M. Bell

Professor of New Testament Dr. Loyd Melton, who taught Brunson during his time as a seminary student.

Serving as faculty marshals were Dr. Howard Thomas, crucifer, and Dr. Loyd Melton, mace bearer. The Rev. Paul Patrick, chaplain, offered the invocation and bene- diction.

Herb Jordan ’68, president of the Alumni Association, inducted the graduates into the association. Hope Noelle Crenshaw of Columbia, S.C., president of the Erskine College Class of 2019, thanked Jordan on behalf of the class and announced that the class gift is a con- tribution toward renovation of the gazebo on Bonner Circle. The gazebo was originally given by the Class of 1986. Kyle J. Keesling, Jr., of Greenville, S.C., senior class representative of the Erskine Seminary Class of 2019, responded to Jordan on behalf of seminary graduates. The Erskine College Choraleers, directed by Dr. Keith Timms and accompanied by

Prof. Tobi Otekayi, pianist, offered special music. Erskine College Sinfonia, conducted by Prof. Kory Vrieze, played processional and recessional music. Senior Katherine I. Deak of Norfolk, Va., a summa cum laude graduate, led the singing of the alma mater.

Sisterly Love

Natalia Hernandez Toro, of Bogota, Colombia, a magna cum laude gradu- ate in psychology and a member of the Chi Little Sisters, knew her parents  literary society sisters knew better. Contributions from the Little Sisters and other Erskine students, as well as from Irene’s Cuisine in Due West, made it possible to purchase airline tickets for Natalia’s parents. Watch the video to see how the Chi Little Sisters surprised Natalia!

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