Category: Alumni & Friends

Chowan University Honors Distinguished Alumnus Pastor Anthony M. Rawlings, Sr.

In a prestigious ceremony that marked a milestone in its 175-year history, Chowan University proudly presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to Pastor Anthony M. Rawlings, Sr., a 2011 graduate of the institution. The award was presented by M. Christopher White, Former President and Chancellor of Chowan University, who served from 2003 to 2020. Pastor Anthony […]

Chowan University Honors Distinguished Alumna Theresa Paige Myers, Class of 1988

Chowan University proudly recognized Theresa Paige Myers, a 1988 graduate, for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the fields of textile conservation and costume design. The prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Ms. Myers at a special ceremony held on October 7, celebrating her remarkable career and her deep connection to Chowan University. Born […]

Chowan University Honors Distinguished Alumnus Freddie Havana Davis, Class of 1981

Freddie Davis

Chowan University proudly celebrated the remarkable achievements of one of its esteemed alumni, Mr. Freddie Havana Davis, a 1981 graduate of the institution. The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Mr. Davis in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his community, his remarkable career, and his unwavering commitment to excellence. The prestigious award ceremony took […]

Chowan University Recognizes Outstanding Community Service with the Presentation to Patricia “Pat” L. Byrd

Pat Byrd

Chowan University proudly recognized and celebrated the outstanding contributions of Ms. Patricia “Pat” L. Byrd by presenting her with the prestigious Outstanding Community Service Award. This award, bestowed upon individuals who exemplify exceptional dedication to community service and a commitment to enriching the lives of others, was presented to Ms. Byrd in honor of her […]

Chowan University Celebrates 175th Anniversary Gala with Unforgettable Evening

On a night filled with history, nostalgia, and excitement, Chowan University marked its 175th Anniversary in a gala style with a memorable celebration that brought together generations of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. The event, held on October 7, 2023, at the university’s historic campus, was a grand testament to the institution’s enduring legacy. The […]

Office of Alumni Relations Hosts Successful Second Annual Executive Partners Forum

Executive Partners

The Office of Alumni Relations at Chowan University hosted the second annual Executive Partners Forum on Friday, October 6. The event, established by the Alumni Council, brought together a near-capacity crowd of students, alumni, and faculty members. The panelists for this year’s forum included distinguished Chowan alumni: Barry Bradberry, class of 1973; Misty Buren, class […]

Chowan University Homecoming 2023: A Spectacular Celebration of Alumni and Students

Chowan University, nestled in the heart of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, celebrated its Homecoming with a thrilling mix of festivities, bringing together alumni and current students in a grand celebration of the institution’s rich history and promising future. The Homecoming, held from Monday, October 2, through Sunday, October 8, 2023, featured a series of events and […]

Chowan University Commemorates 175th Anniversary with Historical Exhibit

In celebration of its rich history and enduring legacy, Chowan University proudly marked its 175th Anniversary with a captivating historical exhibit and a poignant Time Capsule ceremony. Founded in 1848, the institution has played a vital role in shaping the lives of countless students over the years, and this milestone event was a testament to […]

Chowan University Commemorates the Opening of the Chowan Chapel: A Service of Thanksgiving

Chapel Doors

In a poignant ceremony that echoed with faith, unity, and gratitude, Chowan University celebrated the inauguration of the Chowan Chapel on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. This momentous event, known as the “Chowan Chapel: Service of Thanksgiving,” marked a significant milestone in the institution’s history. The Chowan Chapel, situated within the serene confines […]

Chowan University Welcomes New Academic Year with 175th Anniversary Convocation and Ringing of the Bell Ceremony

Convocation 2023

On September 6, Chowan University ushered in the new academic year with the 175th Anniversary Convocation and Ringing of the Bell Ceremony. Donned in academic regalia, the platform party and faculty marched into Handel’s Bouree played by University Pianist Dejuan Lee.   After the procession, University President Charles E. Taylor welcomed the class of 2027 to […]