Month: August 2022

John Yancey Named Vice President of Enrollment Management

John Yancey

 Chowan University is pleased to announce John Yancey as Vice President for Enrollment Management. “The opportunity to serve Chowan University is exciting as I searched to find a small institution in a location that served its community,” shared Yancey. “I was familiar with Chowan and believe this is the right mutual fit and look forward […]

Chowan University Partners with Rise Against Hunger at Annual Missions Event

Students packing meals for Rise Against Hunger Event

On Thursday, August 25, Chowan Campus Ministry hosted Rise Against Hunger as a service event for the campus. In less than a couple of hours, 163 students, employees, and family members packed over 20,000 meals. Engaging students to become Gospel Global Citizens is the aim of Minister to the University Rev. Mari E. Wiles who […]

Dr. Mary Mitchell Joins Chowan University Psychology Department

Mary Mitchell

Dr. Mary Mitchell joins Chowan University as Assistant Professor of Psychology. A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dr. Mitchell received her PhD in educational psychology from the University of North Texas. She also holds a MA in counseling from Dallas Baptist University and a BA in psychology with a minor in child and adolescent development […]

Rev. Mari Wiles represents Chowan University at Baptist on Mission Region One Rally

Rev. Mari Wiles speaking at Baptist on Missions Rally

On Tuesday, August 23, Minister to the University, Rev. Mari E. Wiles was one of the guest speakers at the North Carolina Baptists on Missions Region One Rally held at Askewville Baptist Church in Askewville, NC.   Rev. Wiles shared about the two mission trips Chowan Campus Ministry has taken to the Door of Hope in […]

Chowan University Criminal Justice Partners with Guardian ad Litem Program 

Chowan University Criminal Justice Partners with Guardian ad Litem Program 

The Chowan University Criminal Justice Department established a partnership with the North Carolina District 6 Guardian ad Litem Program. Through this partnership, Chowan University students will have the opportunity to apply for, train, and become a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for internship credit.  The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem accepts and trains community volunteers to […]

Alumna Melanie Eddleman Joins Faculty in Sport Science Department

Melanie Eddleman

Melanie (Harris) Eddleman, a two-time graduate of Chowan University, joins the faculty as Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Sport Science Department.  Eddleman, a Belhaven, NC native, graduated from Chowan with a bachelor’s in exercise science and a minor in coaching, and a Master of Education in elementary education.  She received a second master’s […]

Chowan University Faithfully Begins New Academic Year

Student & Staff Leaders for Opening Worship Service

On Sunday, August 21 Chowan University Campus Ministry began the new academic year with a faithful start by hosting “Opening Worship.” University President Dr. Kirk Peterson welcomed all to the service and led a prayer of encouragement. Minister of Engagement Calvin Carter and members of the campus ministry praise team led students, faculty, and staff […]

Alumna Jasmine Basnight to Serve as Area Director for Residence Life

Jasmine Basnight

Chowan University welcomes 2022 graduate Jasmine Basnight as Area Director for Residence Life. In this role, Basnight is responsible for the oversight of residence halls on the north side of campus which includes Belk Hall, Simons Hall, and Dunn Hall. A native of Fayetteville, NC, Basnight graduated from Chowan with a bachelor’s degree in sport […]

Chowan University Welcomes Ashleé Perry as Director of Student Life

Ashlee Perry

Chowan University welcomes Ashleé Perry as Director of Student Life. In this role, Perry is responsible for the design, implementation, and facilitation of campus-wide student activities and events. Perry received her bachelor’s degree in biology from North Carolina State University and most recently served as Recreation and Wellness Supervisor at Easterseals UCP EMPOWER Ahoskie. She […]

Eric Carey Hired as Executive Chef for Chowan University

Eric Carey

Pioneer College Caterers and Chowan University welcome Eric Carey as the new Executive Chef. Better known as “Mr. E,” Carey is a Hertford County, North Carolina native, graduating from Hertford County High School and furthering his education at Elizabeth City State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business management.  He also completed a […]