Month: March 2022

Chowan University Adds Cybersecurity Minor

Cybersecurity minor

Beginning Fall 2022, Chowan University will offer a cybersecurity minor. The 18-credit minor will be delivered through a collaboration between the Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Business.  This minor is intended for students in any program who desire to learn more about cybersecurity and pursue a career in the field. Students who […]

Criminal Justice Department’s Guest Speaker List Keeps Growing

Officer Foster

Dr. Pamela Woodard, Chowan University alumnae, professor, and chair of the Criminal Justice Department is passionate about her students and feels that real-life experiences are vital to their education.  While she cannot always take her students to opportunities, she can bring the opportunities to them.  Dr. Woodard is eager to provide learning opportunities for her […]

Campus Worship features Educator & Coach Darren O. Parker, Sr.


On Sunday evening, March 27, Chowan Campus Ministry hosted Campus Worship, featuring speaker Mr. Darren Oliver Parker, Sr. principal of Conway Middle School. Before coming to Conway Middle, Mr. Parker was the principal of a middle school in Franklin, VA. Additionally, he was the head football coach for fourteen years where he led the team […]

Religion Club Hosts Field Trip to Islamic Association of Raleigh


Paul Gilliam, Director of the Chowan University Religion Program, and Lou Ann Gilliam, Chowan University Director of Church and Community Relations, led a group of twelve students to the Islamic Association of Raleigh on Saturday, March 19. The group was met with warm hospitality, and a member of the Islamic community, Fiaz Fareed, led a […]

Chowan Admissions Welcomes Two New Hires

Melton and Blore

by Brooke Woods-Pennel, University Relations Intern Chowan University is pleased to announce the hiring of Alisha Melton and Zachery Blore to the Admissions staff. Melton graduated from Chowan in 2015 and is excited to return as an Admissions Counselor. Blore is looking to further his career as a Campus Visit Coordinator and Admissions Counselor.  Originally […]

Chowan University Welcomes Valeria Day as the University’s Director of Residence Life

Valeria L Day

Valeria Day, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, joined the Chowan University staff on March 14, 2022, as the new Director of Residence Life. As director, Day will oversee the staff of Residence Life and all services provided by the department and provide leadership in the implementation of the opening and closing of all housing […]

Chowan University Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly ® School Designation

Military Friendly Seal

Chowan University announced today that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard. The 2022-2023 […]

Giving Day Challenges Announced

All Together Chowan Giving Day 2022

On Giving Day, April 13th, it’s not just how much you give, it’s how far your gift will go!  Match or challenge incentives give donors the opportunity to match or “unlock” extra funds for their designated gift. We are pleased to have inspiring challenges this year that will increase the value and importance of gifts […]

Be a 2022 Chowan Champion

Giving Day 2022

Chowan’s second annual Day of Giving is right around the corner, being held on April 13th, 2022. Chowan marked a successful first year as alumni, students, faculty and friends came together to support our Christian higher education institution. This year, a goal is to increase the number of Chowan Champions to help make an impact […]

Blake Blythe Joins Chowan University Board of Trustees

Blake Blythe Joins Chowan University Board of Trustees

Chowan University is pleased to announce that Joseph “Blake” Blythe joined the Board of Trustees in 2022.  Trustees serve overlapping terms of four years and work as a policy-making body for the University. Blake will attend his first meeting at the spring meeting of the board on April 21, 2022.  Blake grew up working for […]