Category: Alumni & Friends

Chowan University Holds Nineteenth Annual Scholarship Luncheon

A packed J. M. Jenkins Center was home to the nineteenth annual Scholarship Luncheon on the 3rd of November, as over 100 scholarship donors joined students, faculty and staff in an afternoon of celebration and gratitude. Key speakers on the subject of scholarships were students Cristina Flores and Jaylon Boyd, and Trustee Cecil S. Hollomon, […]

Chowan Chapel Service features Alumna Rev. Elizabeth Miller Villegas

Rev. Elizabeth Villegas

Rev. Elizabeth Miller Villegas, a 2012 psychology major, was the guest proclaimer at the Chowan University Chapel Service on Wednesday, October 26. She shares a unique relationship with Chowan in that she is the 5x great-granddaughter of Godwin Cotton Moore, Chowan’s founding father. While at Chowan, Villegas came to Christian faith and explored her calling […]

Homecoming Reunions | 25 years and Half Century

As a part of the 2022 Homecoming, alumni from the classes of 1971 and 1972 were invited to attend the Half Century Circle recognition and reception. The event was hosted by President and Mrs. Kirk E. Peterson at the Ella Cobb Camp President’s Home on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. Inductees into the Half […]

Chowan Featured at Harrellsville Baptist Church’s Homecoming Service

Gospel Choir at Harrellsville Baptist Church

On Sunday, October 16, Chowan University joined Harrellsville Baptist Church for their Homecoming Celebration. Director of Church and Community Relations, Lou Ann Gilliam brought greetings on behalf of the Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) and the University Gospel Choir led a portion of the worship service. The worship service featured a special homecoming message by […]

Chowan Announces The 2022 Distinguished Alumni and Community Service Award Recipients

On Friday, October 14th, the 2022 Community Service Award and Distinguished Alumni recipients were recognized at a dinner event. Walter Gardner ‘74 and Barbara Leonard Dickinson ‘76 received Distinguished Alumni Award, Christina Joe Charity ‘11 received the Young Alumnus Award, and Jamie Johnson received the Community Service Award.  Gathering at a reception in the Wayland […]

Inaugural Alumni Executive Partners Forum 

Alumni Forum

On Friday, October  14, the Office of Alumni Relations hosted the first Executive Partners Forum, established by the Alumni Council. This year’s panelists were: Dr. Harold Babb, ‘70, Zack Cooper, ‘17, Debra Maingi, ‘12, Angela Felton Salerno, ‘88, and Antenette Stokes, ‘11. The forum brought a near-capacity crowd to Vaughan Auditorium. Dr. Pamela Woodard, Chair […]

Chowan University Celebrates 174th Year


On Tuesday, October 11, Chowan University celebrated its 174th anniversary. A “birthday celebration” organized by the Office of Alumni Relations took place at the historic McDowell Columns Building. University officials, employees, students, friends, and supporters gathered to celebrate Founder’s Day and what was the start of the 175th-year celebration. President Kirk E. Peterson brought greetings […]

Chowan Christian Service Association Fall Meeting features Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief Coordinator Tom Beam

CCSA students with Mari Wiles and Tom Beam

On Tuesday, September 20, Chowan University hosted the annual Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) Fall Dinner. Baptists on Mission (BOM) Disaster Relief Coordinator Tom Beam was the keynote speaker. The evening also highlighted CCSA student leaders and the donors that support them.  The meeting was opened with a welcome from CCSA President, Rev. Robbie Parker.  […]

Chowan Ministerial Board Recognizes Local Pastors and Hosts Baptists on Mission Leaders

Wayne Proctor and Cody Brinley accept CCSA Awards

Chowan University’s Ministerial Board of Associates met Monday, September 19, in conjunction with the Taylor Religious Heritage Lectures. After participating in the lecture featuring Baptists on Mission (BOM) Executive Director-Treasurer Richard Brunson the members transitioned to the Chowan Room for an opportunity for fellowship and further discussion with Brunson.   At the beginning of the meeting, […]