Category: Academics

More than Books: Whitaker Library offers Activities to Promote Student Wellness

University Librarian demonstrating crochet techniques to student

Freshman Sreshta Puducheri proudly holds up her first project to University Librarian, Georgia Williams. Williams then shows Sresta how to stitch the winding crocheted creation into a larger piece. Sresta along with other students participate in the CU Crochet and Knitting Group that meets weekly on the top floor of Whitaker Library. This activity is […]

Gates County High School GEAR UP Visits Chowan University 

Dr. Gill science experiment

On February 23, 2022, thirty GEAR UP students from Gates County High School visited Chowan University.  Anna Eure, Associate Director of Admissions Data and Operations, organized the visit with Dr. Brenda Tinkham, Associate Provost of External Relations as an Academic Outreach event.  The group toured the campus and ate in the dining hall with the […]

17th Annual Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

William Sturkey

Dr. William Sturkey will serve as the John H. Davis Keynote Lecturer for the Seventeenth Annual Faculty Interdisciplinary Symposium, which will be held on Monday, April 11. This year’s theme is “Echoes of Memory.” The keynote lecture is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium, Robert Marks Hall. Chowan faculty presentations are scheduled from 9:00 […]

2023 Hobson Prize Winner Announced

Chowan Scores High in National Survey

Chowan University is pleased to announce that David Sanchez is the recipient of the 2023 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. In making the announcement, the Hobson Prize Selection Committee noted, “David Sanchez’s All Day Is A Long Time, which is a lyrical, engaging, and hauntingly beautiful first novel, reminds […]

2022 Senior Banquet & Commencement Speakers and Gonfaloniers Named

2022 Speakers An important part of the annual Senior Banquet and Commencement Ceremony are the speeches delivered by members of the graduating class. By having studentsspeak, it acknowledges the centrality of students in the life of the University. The five-minute speeches provide an opportunity for the university community to hear thevoices of the students. Typically, […]

2021-22 Outstanding Student Awards

2021-22 Outstanding Student Awards

Each year, a select group of third- and fourth-year students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious honors the University community can bestow, the Outstanding Student Award. Selection is based on the student’s leadership, academic achievement, service to the community, contribution to the University, and good citizenship. On Thursday, February 24th the […]

Chowan University Recognizes Winners of the 52nd Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition


On February 10, 2022 Chowan University’s Department of Communication Arts announced the award winners for the 52nd Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition during the opening reception.  Destiny Vaughan won First Prize of $150.00 for her work, “Enigma” which is digital art based on a poem she wrote in her Creative Writing class. Ulyses Ortega-Espino, […]

2022 Hobson Prize Winner Announced

Daniel Wallace

Chowan University is pleased to announce that Daniel Wallace is the recipient of the 2022 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. In making the announcement, the Hobson Prize Selection Committee noted, “A Daniel Wallace novel lures readers quickly into the story and its magic holds on to their imagination until […]

Alumnus Calvin Carter hired as Inaugural Minster of Engagement

Calvin Carter

Calvin Carter, 2015 alumnus returned to Chowan University in January 2022 to fill the newly created position of Minister of Engagement.    The newly established role of the Minister of Engagement is to assist the Minister to the University in enhancing and supporting the ministry to students at Chowan University through creative areas of student lead […]

Board of Trustees Honors Two with Emeritus Status


The Chowan University Board of Trustees authorized emeritus status for two faculty members, John Davis and Amy Wethington. This honor is bestowed by the University to recognize a recently retired professor’s dedication and distinguished career at Chowan.  Professor John Davis, Distinguished Professor of English, had an impressive forty-year career teaching at Chowan before retiring in […]