Month: August 2023

Chowan University Announces Guest Speaker Pastor James D. Gailliard for 175th Anniversary Convocation 

Pastor Gailliard

Chowan University will proudly celebrate 175 years of higher education at its University Convocation on Wednesday, September 6th, at eleven o’clock in the morning.  Each fall, Chowan University’s freshman class fills Turner Auditorium for the annual Founders’ Day Convocation, followed by the Ringing of the Bell Ceremony to mark the beginning of their higher education […]

Chowan Unveils Bold Vision for University’s Future

Chowan University

Chowan University’s leadership announces a new vision for the institution’s future. As a life skills university, Chowan will empower students for success with a whole new approach to the academic experience. Following a monumental Board of Trustees Retreat and then called business meeting on Thursday, June 29th, university leadership has worked vigorously to pivot the […]

Chowan University Partners with Rise Against Hunger at Annual Missions Event

Rise Against Hunger

On Thursday, August 24, Chowan Campus Ministry hosted Rise Against Hunger as a service event for the campus. In less than a couple of hours, 196 students, employees, and family members packed over 13,123 meals. Engaging students to become Gospel Global Citizens is the aim of Minister to the University Rev. Mari E. Wiles who […]

Chowan Welcomes Danielle Murphy as an Admissions Counselor 

Danielle Murphy

On Friday, August 20, Chowan University welcomed Danielle Murphy as Admissions Counselor. The Glen Allen, VA native recently relocated and now calls Pendleton, NC home. She graduated from Longwood University with a double major in criminal justice and sociology.  In her role as Admissions Counselor at Chowan, Murphy shared she is “excited to get to […]

Dr. Alan Scott Appointed as Director of Career and Professional Development

Dr. Scott

 Following a short stint away from the University, Dr. Alan Scott has returned to Chowan as the Director of Career and Professional Development. Dr. Scott will provide career direction, assistance in job searches, and preparation for professional life to students. Previously, Dr. Scott has undertaken roles such as Assistant Director of Residence Life and Title […]

Chowan Chapel Progress

As summer is fading into the fall semester, the work in the Chowan Chapel is not as noticeable on the webcams. Most of the work from now until completion will occur inside the chapel. With the dedication of the building set for September 28th, crews are hard at work inside. Below are some sneak peeks […]

Shane Rademacher Signs With San Francisco Giants


Growing up, every child has someone that they idolize.  It could be a family member, celebrity, professional athlete, or several other occupations.  For most little boys the dream is to play a professional sport. As for Shane Rademacher, that dream was no different.  On August 4, 2023, Shane signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.  The six-foot […]

Chowan Music Donates Band Equipment to Lake Taylor High School 

Lake Taylor HS Music

Contributed by Dr. Mary Hellmann, Professor of Music Chowan University has a long-standing tradition of service to its community and the region. Monday marked another opportunity for Chowan to step in to assist a program that is working diligently to bring music to its community. Chowan University’s Dr. Mary Hellmann and Dr. Christopher Cook delivered […]

Chowan Welcomes Shonna Lassiter as Admissions Counselor 

shonna Lassiter

Chowan University welcomed Shonna Lassiter on August 1 as Admissions Counselor. The Windsor, NC resident graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  Before joining Chowan Admissions, Lassiter worked at West Bertie Elementary School in Kelford, NC.   In her role as Admissions Counselor at Chowan, Lassiter shared she looks forward […]