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Chowan’s First Semester Benefiting from NCICU Faculty-Student STEM Mentoring Program

A cohort of 40 Chowan University students has completed the first semester as part of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ (NCICU) Faculty-Student STEM Mentoring program. The three-year program, sponsored by a grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, was implemented on 12 private college campuses in North Carolina to improve student retention and graduation.

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Jonathan C. Augustine
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Join Chowan for the 2023 Rouson Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine

Join Chowan University for the Rev. George and Mrs. Luvenia Rouson Memorial Lecture featuring Rev. Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Augustine on Wednesday, February 1 at 11:00 am in Turner Auditorium, McDowell Columns Hall. This program was established by the Town of Murfreesboro, Chowan University, and local historian Alice Eley Jones to honor the contributions the Rousons.

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Fall 2022 President’s List

To earn a place on the President’s List, a student must complete 12 or more credit hours during the semester and earn a semester GPA of 3.8 or higher. The following students have been designated President’s List honorees for Fall 2022: Christian AllenJustin AndersonDesiree AskewRasheed BaldwinMika BatesMadeline BellAlexandra BishopJordan BrownHarrison BuckmanJade BurnetteDauquann CapersDavid ClarkLydia CollinsGrace.

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Brenda Tinkham
Dr. Brenda Tinkham Associate Provost for External Relations; Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies 252-398-6304

Message from the Dean

The School of Education and Professional Studies is committed to academic excellence in teaching, guiding, and learning. Students enter Chowan as a community of learners. They are connected through internships, study abroad, community engagement, and leadership opportunities.

Because of Chowan’s intimate size and family-like atmosphere, students find that our four departments of Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sport Science, and Teacher Education have professors that are accessible to them, before, during, and after class.

Criminal Justice students will gain vital skills and knowledge in criminology while evaluating the moral and ethical issues of public servants. Interdisciplinary Studies is uniquely designed to allow students the freedom to establish a specialized major that is devoted to their individual interests and needs. Students graduating from the Sport Science program are prepared to pursue career opportunities and connect their classroom knowledge with real-world experience. Teacher education is dedicated to graduate students who are equipped with instructional strategies and pedagogy capable of educating all learners n a continuously changing world.