Month: March 2023

Chowan University Names Charles “Chuck” Taylor Interim President

Interim President Chuck Taylor

Chairman Kemper Baker announced to faculty and staff today that the Board of Trustees has named Charles “Chuck” Taylor as interim president of the University, effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 30, 2023.   Charles E. Taylor, “Chuck,” has spent the last 54 years serving higher education institutions in North Carolina. A native of Rocky Mount, NC, he […]

2023 Taylor Religious Heritage Lecturer Announced

Rev. Dr. Carolyn L. Gordon

Rev. Dr. Carolyn L. Gordon will deliver this year’s Taylor Religious Heritage Lectures on Monday, September 18th, and Wednesday, September 20th, at 11:00 a.m. in Turner Auditorium within Chowan’s historic McDowell Columns Hall. She is the Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Acting Chair and Coordinator of the Convergent Media Graduate Program at Mississippi Valley State […]

Dr. Gill Served as Guest Scientist at Ridgecroft’s Science Day

Dr Gill at Ridgecroft School

On Thursday, March 23rd, Dr. Torrence Gill, Assistant Professor of Biology at Chowan University, served as a guest scientist during Ridgecroft School’s Science Day.  He was a guest alongside Zach Holder, chief meteorologist of WITN 7 out of Washington, NC. Dr. Gill shared a presentation with the 3rd and 5th-grade students called “what is an […]

Local Authors Talk with Criminal Justice Students

Click, Click, Click Event

On Friday, March 24th, Dr. Pamela Woodard’s Criminal Justice 410 Senior Seminar class had a Zoom event with the authors of “Click, Click, Click,” Anne Varner and Karen DeVanie. The authors, who are sisters from nearby Franklin, VA, started a Podcast called “Sugar Coated Murder.”  The event had over 25 attendees, including some residents of Franklin, […]

Values Education | How Chowan University Infuses Christian Faith into Everyday Life

Chapel pulpit

Chowan University is known for having “Faith in your future.” Much more than a tagline, our mission is to provide an education that transforms ordinary students into extraordinary graduates. We do this in good faith and optimism for each student’s success, offering opportunities for students to encounter God in different ways, such as worship, service, […]

Chowan University SeniorFEST features Pepper Choplin

Guests at Chowan University's SeniorFEST participate in the “Mind and Body Fitness” breakout session hosted by ECU Health Wellness Center Ahoskie Coaches Jason Jenkins and Lisa Lane.

Chowan University was pleased to return to an in-person SeniorFEST on Tuesday, March 21st. This day designed for senior adults, was full of entertainment and education. Humorist, composer, and conductor Pepper Choplin was the featured guest.  Choplin, a Raleigh native, is well known in the church music world for his prolific published works of anthems […]

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 […]