Month: February 2023

Chowan University Hosts “Saving Our Wildflowers” Exhibit 

Wildflowers Exhibit

Celebrating North Carolina’s Native Wildflowers: “Saving our Wildflowers” will be on display on the Main Floor of Whitaker Library at Chowan University from February 13, 2023, to May 10, 2023.  This event is on loan from the North Carolina Botanical Garden and is sponsored by the Friends of Whitaker Library.  This exhibit is a traveling […]

Alumna Allison Gupton Serves as Guest Speaker

Allison Gupton

On Thursday, January 26, alumna Allison Gupton ‘18 served as a guest speaker for the Department of History. Speaking for the series “Living History,” she shared about her work at the Historic Hope Plantation, where she serves as Historian and Senior Docent. Gupton’s talk was titled “A Step Towards Hope.” She shared with the audience […]

Honors College Student Association Gives Back


Chowan University’s Honor College Student Association (HCSA) Co-Presidents Destiny Vaughan and Rachel Van Buren presented a check for $1,000 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house of the newly renamed Chowan University Murf’s Food Pantry on January 31. This donation came on behalf of 134 members who worked together to serve the community while raising […]

Rouson Memorial Lecture features Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine

Rev. Jonathan "Jay" Augustine gives Rouson Lecture

On February 1, Rev. Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Augustine was the guest speaker at the Rev. George T. and Mrs. Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture hosted by Chowan University and the Town of Murfreesboro.  The occasion began with a word of welcome from Minister to the University, Rev. Mari Wiles followed by an invocation by Rev. […]

Sarah B. Wood receives Minnie Wood Perkins Humanitarian Award at Rouson Memorial Lecture

Sarah B. Wood receives Minnie Wood Perkins Humanitarian Award at Rouson Memorial Lecture

On February 1, 2023, Sarah Bishop Wood was honored with the 2023 Minnie Wood Perkins Humanitarian Award at the Rev. George T. and Mrs.Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture in Turner Auditorium hosted by Chowan University and the Town of Murfreesboro. Sarah B. Wood is a matriarch to her family and community. A Hertford County native, […]

Chowan University Food Pantry Celebrates Grand Opening and New Name

Food Pantry

On Tuesday, January 31, the Chowan University Food Pantry celebrated its grand opening in its new location in Mark Hall. Along with the opening, its new name was unveiled: Chowan University Murf’s Food Pantry. In attendance to celebrate this accomplishment were Chowan faculty, staff, and students, along with Murfreesboro Mayor Hal Thomas and representatives from […]

Eure Baptist Church Highlights Chowan University during Sunday Service

Lou Ann Gilliam, Destiny Vaughan and Dr. Wayne Proctor at Eure Baptist Church

On Sunday, January 29, Eure Baptist Church highlighted Chowan University during their morning worship service. Pastor Dr.Wayne Proctor, a member of the Chowan Ministerial Board of Associates, shared that he has enjoyed being a liaison between the church and the University and warmly welcomed the Chowan guests.  Director of Church and Community Relations Lou Ann […]