Month: March 2023

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has Supported Chowan for Over Five Decades

Lettie Pate Whitehead portrait from

Trustees of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. recently announced a grant of $260,000 to Chowan University for the use of general scholarships during the 2023-24 academic year, which makes this the largest grant to Chowan since the partnership began in the early 1970s. For more than 50 years, the foundation has awarded in excess […]

Three Women and an Onion at Chowan University

Publicity Photo 2--Deborah Stanley-Lori Harders-Erin Messer--Three Women and an Onion--Chowan University

Chowan University Theatre will present Ryan Bultrowicz’s short comedy, Three Women and an Onion on March 31, April 1, and April 2 at Chowan University. A mysterious onion keeps reappearing in the kitchen of three middle-aged roommates. Sammie wants to throw it out, Kelli wants to chop it in half, and Erica kinda likes it. […]

Marielizabeth Rowe Joins the Office of Student Affairs

Mari Rowe

Marielizabeth “Mari” Rowe joins Chowan University as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs. Responsible for day-to-day operations for the Office for Student Affairs, Rowe will serve as the first point of contact for students when seeking advice from the Vice President, Dr. Montrose Streeter. A native of Chesapeake, VA, Rowe recently […]

Chowan University Signs Agreement with Weldon City Schools

Dr. Dannie Williams, Superintendent of Weldon City Schools (left) and John Tayloe, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving (right)

On March 9, 2023, Chowan University and Weldon City Schools leaders signed a partnership agreement that offers a framework for sharing resources to increase quality education and allow greater access to Chowan’s teacher education graduates. Dr. Dannie Williams, Superintendent of Weldon City Schools, signed the agreement for Weldon City Schools, and Mr. John Tayloe, Special […]

Chowan University Selects Dr. Harold Babb as Acting President

Dr. Babb, Acting President

Dr. Harold W. Babb of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, has been appointed acting President of Chowan University by the Board of Trustees, effective March 2, 2023. Dr. Babb is a 1970 graduate of Chowan University with an A.S. in Accounting. He continued his education, receiving a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond, an M.S. in […]

Chowan University Announces Resignation of Kirk Peterson

Chowan front gate

The Board of Trustees of Chowan University has accepted the resignation of Dr. Kirk Peterson as President, effective March 2, 2023. In a statement released to faculty and staff, Peterson shared, “During my tenure, the university has faced significant challenges, including the far-reaching effects of the covid-19 pandemic and shifting student demographics. These stressors have […]

NC Secretary of State Visits Chowan University

Students with the NC Secretary of State at Chowan University

On February 23rd and 24th, Elaine Marshall, the North Carolina Secretary of State, visited the region. She was the keynote speaker at the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and visited the Chowan University campus to meet with local business executives, faculty, staff, students, and members of the Hertford County community. The elected member, who […]