Chowan Admissions Welcomes New Hire
Chowan University welcomes its newest addition to the Admissions’ staff, Vera Landrum, as the Assistant Director of Admissions Communication (Marketing). The Butler, Alabama native received her BS in Communication Studies from Troy University and furthered her education at The University of Southern Mississippi, earning her MA in Communication Studies.
Apart from her hobbies, which include roller skating, writing, and bingeing old sci-fi shows, Landrum truly enjoys working in Admissions and acknowledges how vital clear communication with students empowers them to make informed decisions. Chowan’s Admissions staff garnered Landrum’s special consideration as she appreciated “being able to share the Chowan story, mission, and values with prospective students.” Upon visiting campus, Landrum was drawn to scenic spots like Lake Vann, and enchanted by Chowan’s strong sense of community and dedication to upholding its mission and values. Additionally, she recognized how the University’s prerogatives aligned with her own, that every student is a valued individual who deserves to receive the guidance needed to help them have a successful future.
Reflecting on her own college experience, Landrum fondly recalls the memories she made with fellow students during late-night study sessions. She described it as “an opportunity to build community and share feedback with people who understood what you were going through and trying to accomplish.” Knowing how impactful it is for students to build strong relationships with peers, faculty, and staff alike, Landrum strives to create and portray this same experience for new and prospective students. Her most treasured advice for trepidatious newcomers is to not be afraid to ask for help. No one is perfect, and no one has their life together all the time. Landrum adds on encouragingly, “Your professors, your classmates, your friends; they’re all here for you. No one wants to see you fail. Try your best but remember that you’re not in this alone; all you have to do is reach out.”