Category: Alumni & Friends

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 […]

Destiny Vaughan ‘23, Continues Chowan Journey as Learning Center Coordinator

Destiny Vaughan

Having graduated from Chowan University in the class of 2023, Destiny Vaughan has returned to Murfreesboro, NC, to serve as the Learning Center Coordinator. After double majoring in graphic design and studio art, Destiny brings a wealth of technical experience to an interactive student support position.  The mission of Accessibility Services and the Learning Center […]

Chowan Unveils Bold Vision for University’s Future

Chowan University

Chowan University’s leadership announces a new vision for the institution’s future. As a life skills university, Chowan will empower students for success with a whole new approach to the academic experience. Following a monumental Board of Trustees Retreat and then called business meeting on Thursday, June 29th, university leadership has worked vigorously to pivot the […]

Chowan Chapel Progress

As summer is fading into the fall semester, the work in the Chowan Chapel is not as noticeable on the webcams. Most of the work from now until completion will occur inside the chapel. With the dedication of the building set for September 28th, crews are hard at work inside. Below are some sneak peeks […]

Shane Rademacher Signs With San Francisco Giants


Growing up, every child has someone that they idolize.  It could be a family member, celebrity, professional athlete, or several other occupations.  For most little boys the dream is to play a professional sport. As for Shane Rademacher, that dream was no different.  On August 4, 2023, Shane signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.  The six-foot […]

Alumna Kela Tillery Hired as Admissions Counselor 

Kela Tillery at Admissions House

Chowan University welcomes back Kela Tillery ‘14 to serve as Admissions Counselor. Tillery, a native of Roanoke Rapids, NC, is a Chowan graduate with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.  As a Chowan University Admissions Counselor, Tillery will recruit prospective students to Chowan. As an alumna of the university and someone who […]