Advancement

together we soar

Every day at Chowan is an opportunity for students to thrive. We believe there’s no limit to how far they can climb and no measure for how far they can fly. At Chowan, each student’s education is personalized—but they’re never on their own. Will you join us in preparing the next generation of students soar to new heights?

alumni relations

Your Alumni Association is comprised of over 15,000 members. Some of Chowan’s alumni may have an associate’s degree while others have a bachelor’s degree or a terminal degree (Masters). This massive membership is a network of professional contacts who all have the same background – Chowan. This is your opportunity to build long-term relationships through a variety of programs and services, the Alumni Association works with alumni around the world to ensure you carry Chowan pride wherever you go. As a graduate of Chowan, we want to hear how you are making an impact in your community and in your part of the world.

Invest in Chowan

The heart of Chowan is to provide our students an exceptional Christian education—a mission that would not be possible without the help of our generous donors. When you give to Chowan, you’re creating a lifetime of possibility for students.

However you choose to give, you’ll make a difference. Options include giving to a specific cause, establish a scholarship in honor or memoriam of a loved one, give outright to the Chowan Fund, set up planned giving, and more. Our Advancement team is happy to talk with you anytime to create a plan that works best for you.

Major Gifts and Planned Giving

The purpose of the Major Gifts Program is to promote defined priorities of the university ranging from academic, athletic, student affairs, campus ministry, endowment, facility expansion, and beyond. With Planned Giving, your legacy begins today. At Chowan, we prepare students of promise for tomorrow, with faith that this is where their future begins. Through planned giving, you can help ensure that each future is filled with abundant possibilities.

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church and community relations

The Office of Church and Community Relation works to promote and support the work of Campus Ministry, organizes the work of the Chowan Christian Service Association, Board, membership, and scholarship recipients, serves as a liaison with local ministers, churches, and denominational entities, and represents the University with local community organizations

university relations and communications

University Relations builds and strengthens the Chowan University community of alumni, parents, friends, and students. Operating under the Office of Advancement, University Relations manages news stories, publications, promotion, advertising, and brand identity for the University.


WAYS TO GIVE

Online

Make a gift online with our secure online giving portal.

Phone

Make your gift over the phone by calling 252-398-1233 any business day between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mail

To make a gift by mail send your check or money order to:

Chowan University
Office of Advancement
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

In Person

Visit us in person any business day between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m or by appointment at the Early-Meyers Development House.

Chowanoka magazine for Alumni & friends

Named after the longest-running series of Chowan yearbooks, The Chowanoka is the magazine for Alumni and Friends of Chowan University. It connects the brave roots of our past with the bright wings of our present, uniting all those who love Chowan under one banner. The Chowanoka launched in August of 2017 and is published by the Office of University Relations.


NEWS & EVENTS


News

Featured News

Dr. Bo Dame and Dr. Heather McGuire outside of the Hawks Athletic Center
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James K. “Bo” Dame II receives Chowan University Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Bo Dame is the 2022 Faculty Excellence In Teaching Award Recipient. Dr. Dame and..

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Chowan University’s 163rd Commencement Honored its Students

Chowan University held its 163rd Commencement on Saturday, May 7 at 10 am in the..



Meet Advancement

Kim Bailey
Kim Sherman Bailey
Assistant Vice President for Advancement; Director of University Relations and Communications
Meet Kim Sherman Bailey
Twyla Duke
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement
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Lou Ann Gilliam
Director of Church and Community Relations
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John Tayloe
Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving; Assistant to the President
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Kay Thomas
Senior Development Director; Director of Alumni Relations
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Andy Wilson
Vice President for Advancement
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