Month: May 2023

University Recognizes Staff Members of the Year

At the annual Faculty-Staff Appreciation Recognition Day on Tuesday, April 28 Julie W. Emory and Kimberly S. Bailey received the Staff Members of the Year Awards.  The staff members of the year award was established in 2004 to recognize the most outstanding members of the staff. Selection is based on years of service, commitment to the […]

Chowan University Celebrates Faculty and Staff for their Service

Interim President and Georgia Williams

On Tuesday, April 28, Chowan University hosted the annual Faculty-Staff Appreciation Recognition Day in McDowell Columns Turner Auditorium.  A welcome was given by Director of Human Resources Elizabeth Hedrick, followed by an invocation by Minister to the University, Rev. Mari Wiles. Interim President Charles E. Taylor gave remarks praising the Chowan Community for their service.  […]

Campus Ministry in Cuba

Mission team in Cuba

On May 7, the Chowan Campus Ministry Mission team went to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba for their first international mission trip since the Covid-19 pandemic. Read Minister to the University Rev. Mari Wiles’s reflection on the experience.  I have a map of the World that I found in a flea market in Brooklyn, NY.  It […]

Chowan University Football Launches Locker Room Refresh Project 

Football Garrison Stadium

In March 2023, ahead of Chowan’s annual Chowan Gives event, a challenge gift was given by an anonymous donor to launch the Football Locker Room Refresh Project. The Bobby Gray Football Fieldhouse will undergo a much-anticipated upgrade with the purchase of new lockers. The upgrade to this facility began in October of 2022, with the […]

Studying Abroad in Spain and Portugal

Study Abroad Group

Story and photos by Zoe Beale ’18 Chowan University, English Professors Dr. Timothy Hayes and Catherine Vickers led 29 Chowan University students, staff, faculty, and friends to explore the countries of Portugal and Spain. The ten-day itinerary featured over a dozen historical landmarks in nine different cities. From stepping off the plane, the group embarked […]

A Century of Knowledge Retires from Chowan University

Jay Howell, Julie Emory and Sherry Duncan

On May 31, a century’s worth of knowledge and skills, but most of all, valued colleagues retire from Chowan University. Sherry Duncan, Julie Emory, and Jay Howell together have served the university collectively for 100 years in their respective roles. All three have helped the University navigate through major transitions. They were each recognized for […]

Bernard Vaughan Retires from Chowan after 38 Years of Service

John “Bernard” Vaughan is literally one of Chowan University’s most colorful characters. In fact, all of Chowan’s color palette can be found somewhere on his clothes as he has served as University’s designated painter for the last thirty-eight years.   For the first ten years of his employment, Vaughan worked as a painter by day and […]

Chowan Announces Retirement of Disabilities Services Coordinator, Deborah Hinton

Deborah Hinton receives retirement gifts from Chuck Taylor

On May 31, Deborah Hinton will retire from Chowan University. Hinton, an elementary education major, graduated from Chowan in 2000. She came to Chowan in 2017 in a full-time capacity as the Disabilities Services Coordinator after retiring as a teacher at Willis Hare Elementary in Northampton County. For several years, she worked during Chowan’s Upward […]

Chowan Congratulates Debbie Joyner on her Retirement

Debbie Joyner has faithfully served Chowan University for over twelve years in multiple departments and is now retiring as the Secretary to the Dean of the School of Business & Design and Administrative Assistant to the Department of Sport Science.  Joyner is known throughout campus for her patience, kindness, and attention to detail.   During the […]

Spring 2023 Dean’s List

To earn a place on the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more credit hours during the semester and earn a semester GPA of 3.25 to 3.79. The following students have been designated Dean’s List honorees for Spring 2023: Feidi Abreu Rodriguez A’Naya Adams Tasia Adams-Huntley Herbert Ademola Haydon Ahlers Christian Allen Jayden […]