Category: Alumni & Friends

2023 Graduating Students Honored at Senior Banquet

 On Thursday, April 27th, in an effort to recognize, honor, and celebrate its graduates, the Office of Advancement hosted the annual Senior Banquet. To celebrate the class, the Office of the Provost selects five seniors to deliver student perspective speeches each year. This year Bricen Andreasen, Shania Black, Hamilton Darden, Rebekah Lucas, and Destiny Vaughan […]

Chowan University has Historic Chowan Gives Event 

Chowan University’s third annual day of giving was the most successful fundraising event of its kind in Chowan history and commemorated the 175th anniversary of the institution.  This year’s day of giving inspired 748 donors to give, totaling $332,284, surpassing the event’s fundraising goal of $175,000 to support various university areas. Alumni, friends, faculty, staff, […]

James Cameron Named Head Swim Coach At Chowan

James Cameron

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Chowan Athletics and Vice President of Athletics, Patrick Mashuda, announced on Wednesday the hiring of alumnus James Cameron as the Men’s and Women’s Swimming Head Coach. “It means the world to me to be back at Chowan,” stated Cameron.  “After graduating, it was a dream of mine to become a head coach of an NCAA […]

Duke Askew Honored with 2023 NC Baptist Heritage Award

At an event held at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, Koury Convention Center on Tuesday, April 4th, on behalf of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Chowan University honored Addison Duke Askew with the NC Baptist Heritage Award for 2023.  Mr. Askew was one of thirteen individuals […]

Chowan University Announces Official Name for New Chapel 

Worship Center Redering

 In 2020, amid the unknown of a pandemic, Chowan University and its supporters launched a campaign for the university’s first free-standing chapel. From the words in Jeremiah 29:11, the family of Bucky ‘74 and Jan Glover made a lead gift to launch the fundraising efforts for a new chapel at Chowan University. Chowan was founded […]

Malek Leach ‘18 Served as Visiting Executive  

Chowan University Business Students photographed with Mr. Malek Leach

On Thursday, March 30, 2023, the Department of Business at Chowan University continued its esteemed Visiting Executive Program with the visit of alumnus Malek Leach. Having graduated from Chowan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2018, Leach now serves as a financial contractor for the United States Government within the Department of Commerce. […]

Chowan University Names Charles “Chuck” Taylor Interim President

Interim President Chuck Taylor

Chairman Kemper Baker announced to faculty and staff today that the Board of Trustees has named Charles “Chuck” Taylor as interim president of the University, effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 30, 2023.   Charles E. Taylor, “Chuck,” has spent the last 54 years serving higher education institutions in North Carolina. A native of Rocky Mount, NC, he […]

Values Education | How Chowan University Infuses Christian Faith into Everyday Life

Chapel pulpit

Chowan University is known for having “Faith in your future.” Much more than a tagline, our mission is to provide an education that transforms ordinary students into extraordinary graduates. We do this in good faith and optimism for each student’s success, offering opportunities for students to encounter God in different ways, such as worship, service, […]

Chowan University SeniorFEST features Pepper Choplin

Guests at Chowan University's SeniorFEST participate in the “Mind and Body Fitness” breakout session hosted by ECU Health Wellness Center Ahoskie Coaches Jason Jenkins and Lisa Lane.

Chowan University was pleased to return to an in-person SeniorFEST on Tuesday, March 21st. This day designed for senior adults, was full of entertainment and education. Humorist, composer, and conductor Pepper Choplin was the featured guest.  Choplin, a Raleigh native, is well known in the church music world for his prolific published works of anthems […]

Chowan University Selects Dr. Harold Babb as Acting President

Dr. Babb, Acting President

Dr. Harold W. Babb of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, has been appointed acting President of Chowan University by the Board of Trustees, effective March 2, 2023. Dr. Babb is a 1970 graduate of Chowan University with an A.S. in Accounting. He continued his education, receiving a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond, an M.S. in […]