Category: Academics

Department of Education waives most FAFSA verification requirements

Department of Education waives most FAFSA verification requirements

In an effort to provide relief to millions of students and colleges facing barriers resulting from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Education is focusing 2021-2022 verification efforts on select criteria. As a result, the department has waived most FAFSA verification requirements, excluding Identity/Statement of Education Purpose and High School Completion Status. Chowan University […]

Board of Trustees Freeze Undergraduate Tuition for 2021-2022

McDowell Columns Hall

Chowan University continues to support students from the uncertainties they face in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Board of Trustees has set tuition and fees so there is no increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2021-2022 school year. Dr. Kirk Peterson, University President shared, “Many of our new and returning students encounter challenges […]

Chowan Hosts Graphics Summer Camp

Graphics Camp 2021

The Graphic Communications faculty hosted a Graphics Summer Camp June 14-18. Campers were provided instruction in the offset press, screen printing, 3-D printing, photography, structural design, and a flatbed inkjet printer. Campers also had the opportunity to design and print their own notepad, t-shirt, poster, and postcard.  Throughout the week campers spent time on campus photographing images for their […]

Chowan’s Department of Communication Arts offers new Mass Communication Major


Starting in August 2021, Chowan’s Department of Communication Arts will begin offering a Mass Communication major. This major, which offers concentrations in Communication Studies and Sports Media, will prepare students for employment in a variety of careers in communication. The program will be headed by Dr. Samuel Miller, who holds a Ph.D. in Communication and […]

Graphic Communications Host Virtual Field trip for Alumna and Students

Chowan Graphic Communications alumna, Suzanna Christian ‘04 teaches Commercial Photography and Visual Arts at King William High School in King William, VA. She hurt for her students as they missed so many rites and rituals in their junior and senior years. Christian said that she “was pleased when her level four photography students came up […]

Hunter S. Taylor receives Chowan University Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Hunter Taylor

On Sunday, May 9 at the 162nd Chowan University Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Hunter S. Taylor was honored as the recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for 2020-21. Dr. Taylor joined the University in 2015 and is the Dean of the School of Business and Design. Selection for this award is based on such […]

Book Talk on Central Prison with author Dr. Gregory S. Taylor


Please join Dr. Gregory S. Taylor, Distinguished Professor of History at Chowan University, for a Book Talk, on his latest publication, Central Prison. This virtual event will be held Thursday, May 2021 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm on zoom at Join Dr. Taylor as he discusses North Carolina as seen through its State Penitentiary: four centuries of politics, […]

Chowan Announces 2020- 2021 Faculty Award Finalists

Chowan University announced the 2020-2021 finalists for several esteemed faculty awards. The Excellence in Teaching Award is an especially noteworthy honor as it is bestowed on a faculty member chosen by his or her university colleagues. This year’s finalists are Robbin Buller, Assistant Professor of Art; Edward Snyder, Associate Professor of History; Hunter Taylor, Assistant […]

Chowan University Plans for Fall 2021 In-person Instruction

Chowan University announced today, March 15, 2021, that it is planning for a return to primarily in-person instruction for fall 2021, enabling prospective and current students and their families to know our target in advance amid the uncertainties of the pandemic. With advancements in technology/understanding of the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccines becoming available to students, […]

Chowan University Recognizes Winners of the 51st Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition

On March 5, 2021, Chowan University’s Department of Communication Arts announced the award winners for the 51st Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition. A virtual slideshow was sent to the Chowan community via email as well as posted on University social media platforms and the website.  The following is a list of the 2020- […]