Year: 2020

Honors College Awards 2020

The Honors College held its annual awards program on Thursday, November 19. Honors College Faculty Award The Honors College Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member for exceptional dedication to Honors College students through teaching, advising, and mentoring. This year's award is presented to Robbin Buller, Assistant Professor of Art. Recognition of Honors College Student Association Executive […]

2020 McDowell Columns Scholar Prize

The 2020 Chowan University McDowell Columns Scholar Prize was presented to Dr. Kyung-Hoon Lee, Professor of Chemistry.  Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the McDowell Columns Scholar Prize is presented to a faculty member for his or her scholarly and/or creative activities during the previous academic year. The prize consists of a cash award and a book […]

Chowan Celebrates Four English Majors’ Participation in the Virtual SNCURCS Conference

Four Chowan University English majors participated in the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) on November 7, 2020. The virtual event, hosted by East Carolina University and Elizabeth City State University, had pre-approved students submit ten-minute video presentations in lieu of the annual in-person symposium.  Seniors Otis Hunter, Kayla Gates, and […]

COVID19 Update XXXIII – November 13, 2:25 pm

Message to students, faculty and staff: In this email: Update on precautionary isolation  Preparations to depart campus for break On-campus testing (for departure and spring semester) Post precautionary isolation form  Information for the spring semester Thank you for your continued cooperation during this period of precautionary isolation. With your continued cooperation, we plan to resume […]

Chowan University Recognized by Business View North America Magazine in Feature Article

Chowan University was recently featured in the October 2020 edition of Business View North America Magazine. The article shares Chowan’s story of growth, resilience, and perseverance. Business View’s goal for the section is to showcase the best practices of American colleges and universities.  The renowned publication interviewed Chowan President, Dr. Kirk E. Peterson, and John […]

Stallings Introduced As Chowan Women’s Basketball Coach

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Chowan University appoints Lenise Stallings as its sixth NCAA head women's basketball coach, Vice President of Athletics Patrick Mashuda announced Thursday morning. "We are excited to welcome Lenise to the Hawks family as our next Women's Basketball coach," said Mashuda.  "I believe she will not only be a great leader, but an outstanding mentor for the young […]


North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, announced that North Carolina’s indoor mass gathering limit will be lowered to 10 people in an effort to drive down North Carolina’s key COVID-19 metrics. This state decision will go into effect on Friday, November 13, and will be in place through Friday, December 4. See the full announcement here. 

Simshauser Joins Chowan Men’s Lacrosse Staff

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Athletic Department and Head Men's Lacrosse coach, Josh Seese, announced on Monday the hiring of Philip "P.R." Simshauser as Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach. P.R. comes to Chowan after spending a season at DIII Maine Maritime Academy as the Defensive Coordinator.  P.R. worked with goalies and faceoff men while with the Mariners.  Before the […]

Chowan Business Department Welcomes Dannemiller to Visiting Executive Program

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the Chowan Business Department welcomed Katie Dannemiller, Vice President of Baseball Operations with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, as she virtually addressed students as part of the Visiting Executive Program. In her lecture, Dannemiller delivered her personal narrative of how she became a happy, successful businesswoman, pausing at significant moments to give […]

Chowan Cares Week: Serving Where We Are

An annual tradition for Chowan Campus Ministry is Chowan Cares Week which promotes ministry through service. Creatively, Campus Ministry staff has given students, faculty, and staff a safe way to serve amid the pandemic. The emphasis of each of the days was to serve locally or to places where Chowan has been on mission trips.  […]