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Gallery of Distinguished Alumni

Since 1848, Chowan University has educated thousands of young people from all parts of the globe. Many of these graduates have gone on to distinguish themselves in their chosen careers and in service to their communities.

In addition to being featured online, The Distinguished Gallery of Graduates is located on the ground floor of the historic McDowell Columns Building at the heart of the Chowan University campus. This display recognizes those graduates who have set the standard for all Chowan alumni. We are honored to recognize them for their outstanding accomplishments.  

Barry A. Bradberry
Barry A. BradberryCollegiate Administration
Elon , NC

  • Class of 1973, Chowan University, Associates Degree
  • 1975, Elon University, BA Degree
  • 1983, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.Ed
  • 1975 – Admissions Counselor for Elon University (traveled in Virginia)
  • 1983 to present – Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Planning, Elon University
  • Administrative Staff Member of the Year, Elon University, 1997
  • Chair of the Southern Region of the College Board in Atlanta, GA, 2003
  • Southern Association of Admissions Counselor Recipient of the 2010 William Bill Starling Mentorship Award in memory of Bill Starling, former Dean of Admissions ,Wake Forest University
  • Inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Elon University, 2014
  • Native of Virginia Beach, VA; graduate of Kellam High School, 1971
  • Married to Martha Bradberry

LaDonna Cooper
LaDonna CooperPsychologist
Roanoke Rapids, NC

  • Class of 2001, Chowan University, BS History/Criminal Justice
  • Class of 2006, Phoenix University, MA in Psychology
  • Current student, Walden University,
    Doctorate in Psychology
  • Former Admissions Counselor, Chowan University
  • Current, President/Owner at Creative Horizons, Inc.
    (services for at risk youth)
  • Author: Breakthrough: An Inspirational Guide for Singles and Spoken For: Embracing God’s Will for Life
  • To be published in 2014:
    He Waited . . Waited on the Very Best God Has for You

Donald A. Cuff
Donald A. CuffPublic Safety
Cary, NC

  • Class of 2007, Chowan University, BS Criminal Justice
  • Patrol Sgt.; Ahoskie (NC) Police Department
  • Police Officer; Murfreesboro (NC) Police Department
  • Graduated February, 2014, North Carolina Highway Patrol, Class Speaker at Graduation
  • Currently, Trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, assigned to C/3, Wake County

Tracey Martin Jones
Tracey Martin JonesEducator
Ahoskie, NC

  • Class of 1996, Chowan University, BAS
  • M.Ed Masters of Education, Chowan University, 2012
  • Recognized as a North Carolina Nationally Board Certified Teacher in 2010
  • Pre-K Teacher at Bearfield Primary School,
    Ahoskie, NC
  • Member, North Carolina Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Member, Kappa Delta Pi-International Honor Society in Education
  • Member, Bearfield Primary School Improvement Team/Student Support Team
  • Member, North Carolina Teach Advisory Board
    (appointed by NC Gov. Pat McCrory)
  • Married to Charles B. Jones; one son, Martin; member, Winton Baptist Church

Ron Lane
Ron LaneEducation
Woodland, NC

  • Chowan University, Class of 1980,
    Associate Arts Degree
  • East Carolina University, Class of 1982, Bachelors Degree of Arts Education K-12; Masters Degree of Administration and Supervision
  • 12 years, classroom teacher at Hertford County High School, Ahoskie, NC; developed successful arts education program
  • Roanoke Rapids (NC) High School – Assistant Principal
  • Principal, Ahoskie Elementary School
  • Recipient of numerous academic recognitions and awards throughout his career for his educational contributions and leadership at the district, state, and national levels
  • Currently, Hertford County School’s Director of Teaching Accountability
  • Member, Woodland, NC Town Council
  • Married to Lynn Lane, a son, Trevor, and a grandson, Winn

Kerry A. Litzsey
Kerry A. LitzseyBusiness
Washington, NC

  • Class of 1990, Chowan University; AA, Office Systems Management
  • Class of 2011, Colorado Technical University; BS in Business Administration Summa Cum Laude
  • Lifetime member of Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration
  • Finance/Benefits Clerk, Beaufort County Board of Education, 1991 to present
  • NC Association of School Business Officials, Certified School Business Specialist
  • Member of St. John Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ, Washington, NC
  • One daughter, Nichele C. Litzsey

Pam Owens
Pam OwensMedicine
Ocean Isle Beach, NC

  • Class of 1978, Chowan University, Photography/Arts
  • Southern Illinois University, BA Degree/Arts
  • 1989, Logan Chiropractic College/University in St. Louis, MO
  • Certified Chiropractic Physician/Doctor of Chiropractic and Naturopathic Doctor
  • Doctor of Chiropractic in North Carolina, South Carolina, Missouri, Indiana
  • Certified for Manipulation Under Anesthesia and Spinal Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Acupuncture, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • 2002 – present, At The Beach Chiropractic Practice, Functional Medicine Specialist, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Drew Praster
Drew PrasterBusiness
Charlotte, NC

  • Class of 2008, Chowan University, BS Sports Management
  • Uplifting Athletes, Volunteer Director of Special Projects, 2008
  • Sales Representative, Harrisburg Senators, 2000-09
  • Inside Sales Consultant, Charlotte Bobcats, 2009-10
  • Account Executive, Premium Sales, Charlotte Bobcats, 2011-12
  • Manager, Inside Sales, Charlotte Bobcats, 2012-13
  • Premium Sales Manager, Charlotte Bobcats, April, 2013 – Present
  • Married to Christina Eteuati Praster, Class of 2007, Chowan University

Jason Robert Villegas
Jason Robert Villegas
Rose Hill, NC

  • Class of 2010, Chowan University, BS, Religion
  • Chowan Christian Service Association Scholar
  • 2013 Recipient of the Vera Parker Womble Christian Service Award
  • Class of 2013, Duke University Divinity School
  • Youth Pastor, Creedmoor United Methodist Church, Creedmoor, NC
  • Pastor, Rose Hill United Methodist Church, Rose Hill, NC
  • Married to Elizabeth Miller, Chowan University, Class of 2011



Doug Warren
Doug WarrenEducation
Greenville, NC

  • Chowan University, Class of 2002, Physical Education/Teacher Education
  • Member, Chowan University Baseball Team
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher, Grades 6 – 8, Wellcome Middle School, Greenville, NC
  • Athletic Director, Head Football, Basketball and Softball Coach, Wellcome Middle School, Greenville, NC
  • 2010 Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC Newspaper)
    “My Teacher, My Hero” award
  • Married to Lauren Warren, two-year old son, Cannon, lives in Winterville, NC

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The campus display was made possible by generous gifts from:
Kate Mackie Allen, '29 The Chowan University Alumni Board Kemper W. Baker, Jr., '66 Beverly Baker John M. Tayloe, '94

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