Twyla Duke Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement 252-398-1233

My favorite part of working for Chowan University is greeting visitors and being the curator for The Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center. Not only do I enjoy learning about the artists of the variety of works in the gallery when researching them, I also enjoy showing the Jenkins collection including the period furniture to the many guests and students who visit the gallery, and educating them about the collection



Alumni & Friends, Arts and Performance
Spring into Song at Suffolk Center April 24th!

Coastal, VA – The Chowan University Singers, the premier touring choral ensemble of Chowan University, will present..

Carnegie Hall
Academics, Alumni & Friends, Arts and Performance, Campus News, Featured
Chowan University Singers Perform at Carnegie Hall

Months of rehearsal and anticipation finally paid off for members of the Chowan University Singers..

Furry Tales Promo
Academics, Arts and Performance, Campus News, Student Life
Theatre@Chowan presents Furry Tails with a Twist!

Theatre@Chowan will present three performances of Jennifer Hickok DeFratis’s fast-moving funny play for kids Furry..

William Sturkey
Academics, Arts and Performance, Campus News
17th Annual Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

Dr. William Sturkey will serve as the John H. Davis Keynote Lecturer for the Seventeenth..

The Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center

Jenkins Center

Named for the philanthropist who donated his vast collection, The Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center at Chowan University features a permanent collection of original art and early 19th-century furniture. Consisting of almost 90 original works of art and more than seven noteworthy pieces of antique furniture, the new Fine Arts Center represents Mr. Jenkins’ talent as a collector and generosity as a supporter of Christian higher education at Chowan University. There is no other collection quite like this on exhibit in any museum or school in North Carolina. With this kind of collection, the variety in oils, watercolors, acrylics, and others, as well as period furniture, it’s an art gallery that’s a museum.

Virtual Tour of The Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center