DUE WEST, S.C. (courtesy erskine.edu) — Erskine Homecoming 2021, with a packed schedule of events, was celebrated in person Oct. 1-2. A pep rally, a color run, a carnival, and numerous other events in Due West—plus a Fleet Football victory in J.W. Babb Stadium—generated excitement and enthusiasm.
“The spirit of the crowd was exuberant, especially among members of the classes of 1970 and 1971 who were finally able to hold their reunions,” Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations Paul Bell ’84 said.
“From the color run to the vendor fair to a Fleet Football win to the carnival, it was all great,” Alumni Affairs Coordinator Hope Crenshaw Seymour ’19 said. “We had graduates ranging from the Class of 1951 all the way up to the Class of 2021. It was great to see all of them come back to celebrate with us!”
Bell was pleased to see strong student participation. “While the focus of Homecoming is typically on alumni, they would be very disappointed, and our events would seem empty, if they weren’t able to interact with students.”
Students supported Homecoming not only by taking part in events but also by assisting staff members during the celebration. “We had an awesome group of students help with the color run, football game, stories at the student cabin, pep rally, and so much more,” Seymour said. “Words cannot express how truly wonderful our students are!”