Category: Academics

Chowan University Alumna Donna Phillips Askew Returns with Visiting Executive Program

Visiting Executives

Chowan University alumna Donna Phillips Askew recently visited her alma mater as part of the prestigious visiting executive program. Askew, a business major and native of Murfreesboro, shared her insights and experiences with current students, emphasizing the significance of professionalism in today’s competitive job market. Currently employed at Duke Energy, Askew holds a special place in […]

Colleen R. Cloutier Shares Insights on Criminal Justice Work with Chowan University Students 

Criminal Justice class listens to Colleen R. Cloutier

Zoë R. BealeUniversity RelationsOctober 18th, 2023 MURFREESBORO, NC –  Colleen R. Cloutier, a distinguished member of the Northeastern District of the NC State Bureau of Investigation, visited Chowan University on Tuesday, October 17th, to engage with students in the Criminal Justice Department. During her visit, Cloutier provided valuable insights into her work and shared her […]

Syble Shellito Retires After Twenty-Five Years of Service 

Syble's retirement

After a Chowan journey that has spanned over 25 years, Syble Shellito retires from Chowan University. Having been the Director of Academic Success since 2005, Shellito has influenced countless lives in both an academic and personal sense. After graduating with the class of ‘98 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in […]

Chowan University Inducts Thirty-Eight into Honors College

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On September 21, 2023, Vaughan Auditorium, Marks Hall, hosted the induction of thirty-eight students into the Chowan University Honors College Association. Prior to the pinning ceremony, attendees were treated to an extremely personal account by University Registrar Richard Todd on the importance of adaptation.  The Honors College is a curriculum designed for talented and extremely […]

Chowan University Chapter of Alpha Chi Taps New Members


The Chowan University chapter of Alpha Chi, a general honor society, will hold its induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 24, at 7 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium. The ceremony will recognize the academic achievements of 22 students who have been tapped for membership. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed 24 hours of class […]

Chowan University Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu Taps Students for Membership


The Chowan University chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society in Social Sciences, has announced the tapping of eleven students for membership. The students who have been selected for membership are Zyanna K Amaker, Dauquann Damarrie Capers, Grace McKenzie Crawford, Ebony Kianna Gaither, Haley Lenay Jensen, Selene Willa Jean Kentish, Haley Rebekah Lowe, […]

Honors College Set to Induct 35 New Members

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The Honors College at Chowan University is proud to announce that 35 new members will be inducted into its prestigious program. The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 21, at 7 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium. The Honors College is a curriculum designed for talented and extremely motivated students who want to gain the […]

Dr. Christopher Cook Brings International Glamour to Chowan University 

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Associate Professor of Music at Chowan University, Dr. Christopher Cook, has been voted by the Board of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) to represent the society at the 41st International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music General Assembly (HELMCA). Dr. Cook’s electronic musical composition, Motor, has been selected by SEAMUS membership to […]

Chowan University Welcomes New Academic Year with 175th Anniversary Convocation and Ringing of the Bell Ceremony

Convocation 2023

On September 6, Chowan University ushered in the new academic year with the 175th Anniversary Convocation and Ringing of the Bell Ceremony. Donned in academic regalia, the platform party and faculty marched into Handel’s Bouree played by University Pianist Dejuan Lee.   After the procession, University President Charles E. Taylor welcomed the class of 2027 to […]

Chowan University Announces Guest Speaker Pastor James D. Gailliard for 175th Anniversary Convocation 

Pastor Gailliard

Chowan University will proudly celebrate 175 years of higher education at its University Convocation on Wednesday, September 6th, at eleven o’clock in the morning.  Each fall, Chowan University’s freshman class fills Turner Auditorium for the annual Founders’ Day Convocation, followed by the Ringing of the Bell Ceremony to mark the beginning of their higher education […]