Category: Academics

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

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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

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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 […]

Dr. Gregory S. Taylor Receives Highest Prize for North Carolina Historian

Dr. Gregory S. Taylor Receives Highest Prize for North Carolina Historian Dr. Gregory S. Taylor Distinguished Professor of History at Chowan University has received recognition by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association (NCLHA). His most recent work, Central Prison: A History of North Carolina’s State Penitentiary was named the winner of the 2021 Ragan Old North […]

Two Chowan University Students Present at North Carolina Symposium

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On Saturday, November 13 Asuntha Fleming and Glenn Jordan, two English majors at Chowan, presented at this year’s State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS). The symposium was held virtually again this year with 320 presentations from over 30 institutions.  Asuntha Fleming, a junior majoring in English with a minor in psychology, […]

Chowan Establishes Alumni Executive Partners to Prepare Students for Careers

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Chowan Establishes Alumni Executive Partners to Prepare Students for Careers Alumni often ask how they can “give back” to their alma mater besides the traditional financial donations.  The Chowan University Alumni Council has discovered the answer – alumni are encouraged to become Executive Partners. Executive Partners are Chowan alumni who connect with current students for […]

Chowan University Student Receives UPS Scholarship

Chowan University Student Receives UPS Scholarship RALEIGH, NC – LaGrange native, Ulyses Ortega-Espino, a sophomore at Chowan University majoring in Graphic Design, has received a $3,200 UPS Scholarship for the current academic year. The scholarship is provided by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) through its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) […]

New Galleries Celebrated with NostalgiaVision Opening at Chowan University

New Galleries Celebrated with NostalgiaVision Opening at Chowan University The Chowan University community celebrated the newly remodeled Juanita Kelly Pond and Charles & Frances Hinnant Galleries in Green Hall on Thursday, October 14. The celebration was held as a part of the opening of the NostalgiaVision exhibit featuring the work of graphic designers Owen Cassidy […]