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Chowan University Enrollment Breaks 1300
Community Comes Out to Welcome Freshman Class

University Relations
September 6, 2011

MURFREESBORO, NC – The official numbers are in, and once again Chowan University is proud to report another record enrollment for the fall semester with this year’s final headcount at 1324!

This is an increase of 110 students over last year’s enrollment of 1214, and the largest total enrollment that Chowan has seen since in forty years.

“Chowan University's reputation for academic quality, Christian integrity, and individual attention continues to bring students here in record numbers,” explained Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions Chad Holt.

This fall’s Check-in Day on August 20th also saw a major turnout from the community in support of the incoming freshman. Churches, businesses and organizations came out in mass to Squirrel Park at the heart of the historic campus to provide much-needed refreshments, snacks and lunches.

“Chowan University and Campus Ministry are indebted to the generous spirit of our local congregations and businesses that partner with us to truly offer hospitality to our incoming freshmen and their families,” said Minister to the University Mari Wiles of the 3,800 plates served out that day. “We could not do this event without the willingness and hard work of our neighbors. Thank you for helping us offer kindness and a good meal in the middle of a stressful day for many families.”

Special thanks go out to the participating members from Second Baptist Creeksville, Meherrin Baptist, First Baptist Ahoskie, Conway Baptist, Murfreesboro United Methodist, New Jerusalem Church of God in Woodland, Galatia Baptist, Murfreesboro Baptist, Ahoskie Christian Center, Ace Hardware, Whitley's Barbecue, Verizon, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the Colony of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Chowan University would like to thank all those who helped make this important day such a big success!

Chowan University, a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1848, enrolls more than 1300 students each year and is located in the Historic Inner Banks community of Murfreesboro in Northeastern North Carolina. The university is in close proximity to the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads Virginia. Chowan’s park-like campus features 300 acres including Lake Vann, the beloved “Squirrel Park” and the original McDowell Columns Building, erected in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Chowan offers over 80 undergraduate academic programs among The School of Arts and Sciences, The School of Education and The School of Business, and offers Masters Degrees through the School of Graduate Studies. Several departments are also individually accredited, such as Teacher Education Program’s accreditation by NCDPI and NCATE, as well as the Music program’s institutional accreditation by NASM. Chowan offers 13 varsity sports, as well as co-ed cheerleading, with 11 programs in the CIAA conference and all with dual-affiliation in the NCAA D-II and NCCAA.


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