Month: January 2024

2024 FAFSA Update from Chowan Financial AId


On January 30, 2024, the Department of Education announced an updated timeline for the 2024-2025 FAFSA delivery to schools. In order to update the formula and tables used to calculate FAFSA results, all FAFSAs that have been submitted are in a holding stage. This holding pattern may result in additional financial resources for some students, […]

Gregg Hecimovich to Deliver Lecture on the Life and Times of Hannah Crafts on March 25


Gregg Hecimovich, a professor of English at Furman University, will deliver a lecture on his biography, The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of the Bondwoman’s Narrative, on Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium, Robert Marks Hall. The Washington Post selected the biography as “One of the 10 Best […]

Honors College Cultural Enrichment Trip


First-year students from the Honors College embarked on a trip to Raleigh where they engaged in an escape room experience. This immersive activity provided them with the chance to collaborate in solving puzzles and overcoming challenges within a set timeframe. The experience served as a valuable opportunity for the development of essential life skills. It […]

Alpha Phi Sigma Spring Induction


Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society, tapped two students for membership. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium. The invitees include: Emalee Jones, Jackson, NC Grace Walker, Bristow, VA Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you at the induction ceremony in April.

Fifty-Three First Year Students Tapped for Alpha Lambda Delta Induction


The Chowan University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, the honor society for first-year students, is pleased to announce that 53 outstanding individuals have been invited to join the prestigious organization. These students have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement by maintaining a remarkable 3.5 or higher GPA during their first semester. The invitees include: Darrick Badley Kaylee […]

Thirtieth Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters

DeShawn Charles Winslow

Chowan University is pleased to announce that De’Shawn Charles Winslow is the recipient of the 2024 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. His novels, In West Mills and Decent People, are explorations of a small African American community in northeastern North Carolina. In making the announcement, theHobson Prize Selection Committee noted, “Winslow is known for […]

Chowan University 2024 Spring Convocation Welcomes New Ideas and New Leadership


Chowan University held its highly anticipated 2024 University Convocation on Wednesday, January 17th, to mark the beginning of a new academic year. The event served as a platform to introduce the university’s new life skills model to current students. Additionally, the convocation provided an opportunity to present the esteemed Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas as the […]

Chowan Students Tapped for Spring Alpha Chi Induction

AX Induction

The North Carolina Phi Chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society tapped five students for membership on Friday, January 19. The students tapped for membership are: Skyler Davies, Wilmington, NC | Integrative Studies  Manuela Jimenez, Floridablanca, OT | Mathematics Haley Lowe, Franklin, VA  | Elementary Education (K-6) Mary Orletsky, Elizabeth City, NC | Studio Art […]

Austine Evans Named Chowan University’s Board of Trustees Chair

Austine Evans

Austine Evans, a distinguished alumna of Wake Forest University, has been named chair of Chowan University’s Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2024. With an impressive background in education and a deep commitment to student success, Evans brings a wealth of experience and passion to her new role. Having served previously as a Board of […]