Category: Alumni & Friends

Rawls Museum Arts Hosts Opening Reception for Chris Whaley’s Exhibition ‘Liminal’

Chris Whaley

The Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland, VA, celebrated the opening of two new exhibitions on Saturday, June 15th. One of them showcased the remarkable talent of Chris Whaley, a Chowan alumnus, and the University’s Graphic Designer. Whaley’s first solo exhibition, titled ‘Liminal,’ is currently on display in the Francis Gallery of the Rawls Museum. His […]

CU’s Skyler Davies Selected Recipient of Conference Carolinas All-Sportsmanship Award

Skyler Davies

GREENVILLE, S.C. –Skyler Davies of Chowan has been selected the recipient of the Conference Carolinas All-Sportsmanship Award. This is the first Conference Carolinas All-Sportsmanship Award that a student-athlete from Chowan University has garnered since entering the league as a full member four years ago.  In a February contest at Belmont Abbey, Davies acted when a member […]

Chowan University Awards Charles Taylor Honorary Doctorate

The 165th commencement ceremony for Chowan University on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, was a momentous occasion. In addition to awarding degrees to 174 students, a unique honor was bestowed upon Charles “Chuck” E. Taylor. Chowan University awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration to former interim president Taylor for his exemplary service to the institution […]

President Thomas Speaks at Murfreesboro Chamber Banquet

Chamber of Commerce

On the 30th of April 2024, Chowan University was strongly represented at the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet by staff, alumni, trustees, and students. Chowan University was one of the many entities celebrated as economic powerhouses in the town and region. University President Dr. Rosemary Thomas provided remarks focusing on the importance of Chowan’s […]

Alumna Qeashaunda Johnson ‘18 Returns to Campus to Inspire Accounting Students

Qeashaunda Johnson

Chowan University welcomed back Qeashaunda Johnson, a member of the class of 2018, on April 18th. Johnson, currently serving as a Senior Consultant/Forensic Accountant within Risk & Financial Advisory at Deloitte, spoke to accounting students and shared her journey at Chowan and beyond. From the uncertainty in choosing a major to the invaluable support she […]

Chowan Gives 2024 Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Raising Over $212,000 to Support Students’ Future

Give back to the future!

Chowan University surpassed its iconic goal of $175,000 for the 2024 Chowan Gives event while continuing to celebrate its 175th anniversary. In the 1,848 minutes of fundraising, 664 generous donors came together to surpass the goal, and $212,647 was raised. The campaign ended with a total funding percentage of 121% and encompassed a variety of […]

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. […]

Join us for Chowan Gives 2024 on April 10th and 11th 

Give back to the future!

The Chowan Gives 2024 campaign is set to launch next Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00 am, and will continue until 2:48 pm on April 11th. This annual giving campaign aims to inspire students, alumni, and staff to Give Back to the Future, ensuring that current and future Chowan students can reap the maximum benefits. The […]

Chowan University Celebrates Easter with Holy Week Revival


Chowan University recently concluded its annual Holy Week Revival, a four day event filled with worship, testimonies, and spiritual growth. The campus community came together to celebrate the Easter season and deepen their faith through various religious activities. The Holy Week Revival commenced with a powerful worship service led by Senior Erica Mock at the […]

Noel Engebretson Performs Concert at Chowan University Chapel

Noel Engbretson

On Sunday afternoon, renowned pianist Noel Engebretson graced the stage of Chowan University Chapel, captivating the audience with his exceptional musical talent. The concert, organized by the Friends of Music and the Music Department, showcased Engebretson’s extraordinary skills on the Steinway piano generously donated by Linda Briley Weaver. As a Steinway artist since 2014, Engebretson’s […]