Category: Academics

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 […]

Chowan University’s Harri Lovett Hosts First Business and Industry Coffee Event

Business and Industry

 The first Business and Industry Coffee Event was held at the Hawks Nest on February 21st, and was a resounding success. Harri Lovett, Director of Business and Industry Partnerships for Chowan University, hosted students, faculty, and local business professionals to network with current students. The event took place in the ideal setting of the Life Skills […]

Six Students Tapped for Kappa Delta Pi Induction

Chowan University Students in Squirrel Park

Kappa Delta Pi, the Honor Society in Education, tapped six students for membership on February 13 and 14. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Meiggs Auditorium. The students tapped for spring induction are: Shya Gambrell, Jacksonville, NCAaron James, Ocala, FLHaley Lowe, Franklin, VAMegan Roberts, Conway, NCKiyah Scott, Suffolk, […]

Cirrus Gundlach Leads Faculty Workshop on Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom

Cirrus Gundlach

On Thursday, February 8th, Cirrus Gundlach, the Coordinator of Library Services from Camp Community College, conducted a comprehensive workshop for faculty and staff, shedding light on the utilization of Generative AI (GAI) as an educational tool. The workshop aimed to explore the advantages, disadvantages, ethical considerations, and ease of implementing AI in the classroom, while […]

Dr. Alan Scott Empowers Students to Create Professional Profiles during Career Services Workshop

Alan Scott

Dr. Alan Scott, Chowan’s Career Services expert and mentor, recently conducted an interactive session with students, guiding them on the art of crafting a professional profile. The session, held in Marks Hall, focused on optimizing resumes to enhance job prospects. During the session, Dr. Scott emphasized the significance of maintaining a clean and professional online […]

Students Tapped for Spring Beta Beta Beta Honor Society Induction

Chowan gate

Chowan University’s Pi Upsilon Chapter of Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), a national honor society for students in the biological sciences, is pleased to announce the induction of seven outstanding students into its esteemed membership. The induction ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Meiggs Auditorium. The following students have been […]

Gregg Hecimovich to Deliver Lecture on the Life and Times of Hannah Crafts on March 25


Gregg Hecimovich, a professor of English at Furman University, will deliver a lecture on his biography, The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of the Bondwoman’s Narrative, on Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Vaughan Auditorium, Robert Marks Hall. The Washington Post selected the biography as “One of the 10 Best […]

Honors College Cultural Enrichment Trip


First-year students from the Honors College embarked on a trip to Raleigh where they engaged in an escape room experience. This immersive activity provided them with the chance to collaborate in solving puzzles and overcoming challenges within a set timeframe. The experience served as a valuable opportunity for the development of essential life skills. It […]