Category: Academics

Chowan University Honors Retirement of “Coach” Jim Hammond

Coach Hammond Retires

Chowan University announces the retirement of esteemed basketball coach and professor Jim Hammond. After 16 years of dedicated service to the university, Coach Hammond will be transitioning into the next chapter of his life, leaving behind a legacy of mentorship and inspiration. Coach Hammond’s journey at Chowan University began as a basketball coach, where he […]

Chowan Recognizes Students at 2024 Awards Day Convocation 

Student Awards

Chowan University held its 2024 Awards Day Convocation on April 17, 2024, in Turner Auditorium, McDowell Columns Hall. This momentous occasion served as a platform to honor and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of students throughout the 2023-24 academic year bringing together students, faculty, and staff, and highlighting the profound purpose of a university.  President Rosemary […]

Chowan University Business Department Hosts Sara Crowder for Visiting Executive Event

Visitng Executive

On April 4th, the Chowan University Business Department welcomed Sara J. Crowder, a financial advisor for Edward Jones, as the featured speaker for their Visiting Executive event. Crowder, who resides in Newsoms, VA, shared her valuable insights and experiences with the students, emphasizing the dedication required to pursue a successful career in the financial industry. […]

Mary Jo Thomas Establishes Scholarship in honor of President Rosemary M. Thomas

President Thomas

On Tuesday, April 2, Mary Jo Thomas, the mother of President Thomas, along with family and friends, announced the establishment of a scholarship in honor of Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas. This scholarship, a testament to President Thomas’ groundbreaking tenure as the first female President in Chowan University’s history, aims to support young women in their […]

2024 Hobson Lecture Honors 30th Author,¬†De’Shawn Charles Winslow


The 30th annual Hobson Lecture, held at Chowan University, celebrated the literary achievements of De’Shawn Charles Winslow, an esteemed author from Elizabeth City. Winslow, known for his novels ‘Decent People’ and ‘In West Mills’, captivated the audience with his insightful storytelling and profound exploration of family connections. The day commenced with an engaging Q&A session […]

Chowan University Criminal Justice Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Local Law Enforcement Partnerships

Criminal justice

Chowan University’s Criminal Justice 305 class recently had the opportunity to visit the Franklin Police Department (FPD) and gain firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of law enforcement. The visit included a tour of the 911 dispatch area, where the students were able to witness the crucial role played by dispatchers in emergency situations. During […]

Chowan University Business Students partner with Nucor Hertford for Business Strategy Course


 Last week, students in the Chowan University Business Department had the unique opportunity to tour the mill at Nucor Hertford and engage with Nucor teammates over lunch. In the days following the tour, they put their newfound knowledge to the test by participating in Nucor’s Dollars & Tons simulation, where they had the chance to […]

Gregg Hecimovich Delivers Lecture on Hannah Crafts, the first female African American Novelist

Gregg Hechimovich

On Monday, March 25th, Chowan University had the privilege of hosting Gregg Hecimovich, a professor of English at Furman University. Hecimovich delivered a captivating lecture on his highly acclaimed biography, “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of the Bondwoman’s Narrative.” This remarkable work has garnered significant recognition, including being selected as […]

Chowan University Welcomes Caleb Riggleman as Interim VP for Business Affairs

Chowan University is pleased to announce the appointment of Caleb Riggleman as the Interim Vice President for Business Affairs. Riggleman brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, and the university is excited to have him on board. A native of Beverly, West Virginia, Riggleman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in […]

Biology Graduate Dorian Mitchell Shares Journey from Chowan University to Campbell University Medical School

Stem Mentoring

Alumni Dorian Mitchell recently spoke about his educational journey, from completing his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Chowan University to pursuing a medical degree at Campbell University. Mitchell, who graduated from Chowan in 2020, earned his master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Campbell in 2023. Since then, he has been actively engaged in his […]