Category: Alumni & Friends

Chowan University hosts its first Advent Service in the Chowan Chapel

Chowan Unviersity Advent Service

 The Chowan University campus gathered on Monday, December 4th, to celebrate the first Advent Service in the newly constructed Chowan Chapel. Led by Reverend Mari Wiles, the students and faculty came together to present an enchanting advent pageant, recounting the timeless story of the three wise men visiting the Baby Jesus. The service featured a […]

Board of Trustee Member and Alumna Jessica Drake Graduates from Virginia Rural Leadership Institute

Jessica Drake accepts award for completeing Virginia Rural Leadership Institute Program

Jessica Drake, a Board of Trustee Member and alumna of Chowan University was among the 28 graduates from the second cohort of the Virginia Rural Leadership Institute (VRLI). VRLI is a prestigious leadership program that aims to develop and support highly skilled leaders dedicated to revitalizing rural communities across Virginia. The graduation ceremony, held on […]

Briley-Weaver Piano Dedication Service led by Maja Rajković and Dennis Krasnokutsy

Maja Rajkovió and Dennis Krasnokutsy perform for a crowd

On Sunday, November 6th, 2023, the Chowan University community gathered in the Chowan Chapel to witness the dedication of the Briley-Weaver Steinway piano. The grand event featured a captivating concert by renowned pianist Maja Rajkoviċ, accompanied by the talented Dennis Krasnokutsy on the viola. The Briley-Weaver Steinway piano, a magnificent instrument of unparalleled beauty and […]

Chowan University Welcomes Wendy Blythe as Assistant VP for Accounting in the Business Office

Chowan University is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Assistant VP for Accounting in the Business Office, Wendy Blythe. Wendy is a Franklin, VA native with extensive experience in the field, the addition of this individual to the Chowan family is expected to bring a fresh perspective and valuable expertise. Having obtained both […]

Chowan University Criminal Justice Department Visits White House

Criminal Justice in White House Press Room

On Saturday, October 28th, a group of Chowan University students embarked on an unforgettable educational journey to the nation’s capital. Led by Dr. Pamela Woodard and John Tayloe, the students had the opportunity to explore Washington, DC, and engage in enriching experiences that will leave a lasting impact on their lives. The day began with […]

Benjamin Conrad Sutton, Sr. Honored with Spirit of Chowan Award 

Ben Sutton

During the 175th Anniversary Gala Celebration on October 7, 2023, President Charles E. Taylor honored Benjamin Conrad Sutton, Sr., with the Spirit of Chowan Award. President Taylor shared, “I first heard the name Ben Sutton when my father came home from work one evening and announced that he had gotten an order for a classroom […]

Chowan University Alumna Donna Phillips Askew Returns with Visiting Executive Program

Visiting Executives

Chowan University alumna Donna Phillips Askew recently visited her alma mater as part of the prestigious visiting executive program. Askew, a business major and native of Murfreesboro, shared her insights and experiences with current students, emphasizing the significance of professionalism in today’s competitive job market. Currently employed at Duke Energy, Askew holds a special place in […]

Chowan University Announces Zoe Beale as Interim Director of Public Relations

Zoe Beale stands in the Chowan Gazebo

Chowan University is pleased to announce the appointment of Zoe Beale as the Interim Director of Public Relations. Beale, who joined the University staff in July 2022 as an Admissions Counselor, has proven her multifaceted skills and dedication during her tenure. After serving as an Admissions Counselor for over a year, Beale transitioned to the […]

Chowan University Celebrates 175th Anniversary with Service and Time Capsule Ceremony

Time Capsule Ceremony

 On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, Chowan University proudly marked its 175th anniversary with a week-long celebration culminating in a memorable ceremony and time capsule burying. Founded in 1848 near the birthplace of American civilization and the early area of Baptist work in North Carolina, Chowan University has a rich history of providing quality education for […]

Chowan University Honors Young Alumnus, Zachary Andrew Cooper with Prestigious Award

Chowan University proudly recognized and presented the Young Alumnus Award to Zachary Andrew Cooper, a distinguished 2017 graduate of the institution, during a special ceremony held on October 7, 2023. The award was presented by Pamela C. Woodard, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Chowan University. Zack […]