Category: Alumni & Friends

Chowan University Celebrates Steeple Raising for the Chowan Chapel  


On Thursday, June 15, Chowan University observed a steeple raising for the Chowan Chapel. The Chowan Community was invited to the installation of this new campus icon. Many watched from Squirrel Park as the steeple made its way to its final destination on top of the Chowan Chapel.     The steeple arrived by truck from Campbellsville […]

Campus Ministry in Cuba

Mission team in Cuba

On May 7, the Chowan Campus Ministry Mission team went to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba for their first international mission trip since the Covid-19 pandemic. Read Minister to the University Rev. Mari Wiles’s reflection on the experience.  I have a map of the World that I found in a flea market in Brooklyn, NY.  It […]

Studying Abroad in Spain and Portugal

Study Abroad Group

Story and photos by Zoe Beale ’18 Chowan University, English Professors Dr. Timothy Hayes and Catherine Vickers led 29 Chowan University students, staff, faculty, and friends to explore the countries of Portugal and Spain. The ten-day itinerary featured over a dozen historical landmarks in nine different cities. From stepping off the plane, the group embarked […]

A Century of Knowledge Retires from Chowan University

Jay Howell, Julie Emory and Sherry Duncan

On May 31, a century’s worth of knowledge and skills, but most of all, valued colleagues retire from Chowan University. Sherry Duncan, Julie Emory, and Jay Howell together have served the university collectively for 100 years in their respective roles. All three have helped the University navigate through major transitions. They were each recognized for […]

Bernard Vaughan Retires from Chowan after 38 Years of Service

John “Bernard” Vaughan is literally one of Chowan University’s most colorful characters. In fact, all of Chowan’s color palette can be found somewhere on his clothes as he has served as University’s designated painter for the last thirty-eight years.   For the first ten years of his employment, Vaughan worked as a painter by day and […]

Chowan Announces Retirement of Disabilities Services Coordinator, Deborah Hinton

Deborah Hinton receives retirement gifts from Chuck Taylor

On May 31, Deborah Hinton will retire from Chowan University. Hinton, an elementary education major, graduated from Chowan in 2000. She came to Chowan in 2017 in a full-time capacity as the Disabilities Services Coordinator after retiring as a teacher at Willis Hare Elementary in Northampton County. For several years, she worked during Chowan’s Upward […]

Chowan Congratulates Debbie Joyner on her Retirement

Debbie Joyner has faithfully served Chowan University for over twelve years in multiple departments and is now retiring as the Secretary to the Dean of the School of Business & Design and Administrative Assistant to the Department of Sport Science.  Joyner is known throughout campus for her patience, kindness, and attention to detail.   During the […]

Johnson Returns as Director of Information Technology 

Kyle Johnson

 On May 1, 2023, Chowan University welcomed back alumnus Kyle Johnson as Director of Information Technology. Johnson returns to assume supervisory responsibility of the IT department as Jay Howell, AVP for Information Technology, prepares for retirement effective May 31st. As the Director of Information Technology, Johnson will direct and oversee the university’s academic and administrative […]

Chowan University’s 164th Commencement Highlighted Its Students

Chowan University held its 164th Commencement on Saturday, May 6, at 10 am in the Hawks Athletic Center. The ceremony was led by chief faculty marshal James “Bo” K. Dame II, Professor of Physical Sciences and 2021-2022 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. Each school was led by its chosen gonfalonier and candidates for graduation in […]