Year: 2024

Chowan Gives 2024 Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Raising Over $212,000 to Support Students’ Future

Give back to the future!

Chowan University surpassed its iconic goal of $175,000 for the 2024 Chowan Gives event while continuing to celebrate its 175th anniversary. In the 1,848 minutes of fundraising, 664 generous donors came together to surpass the goal, and $212,647 was raised. The campaign ended with a total funding percentage of 121% and encompassed a variety of […]

Chowan University Business Department Hosts Sara Crowder for Visiting Executive Event

Visitng Executive

On April 4th, the Chowan University Business Department welcomed Sara J. Crowder, a financial advisor for Edward Jones, as the featured speaker for their Visiting Executive event. Crowder, who resides in Newsoms, VA, shared her valuable insights and experiences with the students, emphasizing the dedication required to pursue a successful career in the financial industry. […]

Mary Jo Thomas Establishes Scholarship in honor of President Rosemary M. Thomas

President Thomas

On Tuesday, April 2, Mary Jo Thomas, the mother of President Thomas, along with family and friends, announced the establishment of a scholarship in honor of Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas. This scholarship, a testament to President Thomas’ groundbreaking tenure as the first female President in Chowan University’s history, aims to support young women in their […]

Join us for Chowan Gives 2024 on April 10th and 11th 

Give back to the future!

The Chowan Gives 2024 campaign is set to launch next Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00 am, and will continue until 2:48 pm on April 11th. This annual giving campaign aims to inspire students, alumni, and staff to Give Back to the Future, ensuring that current and future Chowan students can reap the maximum benefits. The […]

2024 Hobson Lecture Honors 30th Author, De’Shawn Charles Winslow


The 30th annual Hobson Lecture, held at Chowan University, celebrated the literary achievements of De’Shawn Charles Winslow, an esteemed author from Elizabeth City. Winslow, known for his novels ‘Decent People’ and ‘In West Mills’, captivated the audience with his insightful storytelling and profound exploration of family connections. The day commenced with an engaging Q&A session […]

Chowan University Earns 2024-2025 Military Friendly® Gold Status

Military Friendly School 24-25

Chowan University was recognized nationally for its support of military students, earning the status of a Military Friendly® university with a gold-level ranking for the 2024-25 academic year.  This designation by VIQTORY, a service-disabled veteran-owned publication focusing on post-military education and employment. Institutions earning the designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from […]

Chowan University Celebrates Easter with Holy Week Revival


Chowan University recently concluded its annual Holy Week Revival, a four day event filled with worship, testimonies, and spiritual growth. The campus community came together to celebrate the Easter season and deepen their faith through various religious activities. The Holy Week Revival commenced with a powerful worship service led by Senior Erica Mock at the […]

Chowan University Criminal Justice Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Local Law Enforcement Partnerships

Criminal justice

Chowan University’s Criminal Justice 305 class recently had the opportunity to visit the Franklin Police Department (FPD) and gain firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of law enforcement. The visit included a tour of the 911 dispatch area, where the students were able to witness the crucial role played by dispatchers in emergency situations. During […]

Chowan University Business Students partner with Nucor Hertford for Business Strategy Course


 Last week, students in the Chowan University Business Department had the unique opportunity to tour the mill at Nucor Hertford and engage with Nucor teammates over lunch. In the days following the tour, they put their newfound knowledge to the test by participating in Nucor’s Dollars & Tons simulation, where they had the chance to […]