Category: Alumni & Friends

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 […]

Standing on the Word of God

Standing on the Word of God Ceremony at Chowan

On Tuesday, February 21st, a small group of Board of Trustee Members gathered to lay God’s word in the foundation of the Chapel.  Held at the Kerr Gazebo, adjacent to the site of the Chowan University Chapel, eight Trustees gathered for a brief ceremony while construction remained steady on what has been dubbed the most […]

WMU Focus Sunday at Ross Baptist Church features Chowan University

Chowan University Gospel Choir with Ross Baptist Members

On February 19, Chowan University was featured at Ross Baptist Church for WMU Focus Sunday. Director of Church and Community Relations, Lou Ann Gilliam, and the University Gospel Choir led the worship service. Gilliam gave greetings on behalf of the University and shared how Chowan ministers to and with students through Chowan Campus Ministry. She […]

Chowan University Hosts “Saving Our Wildflowers” Exhibit 

Wildflowers Exhibit

Celebrating North Carolina’s Native Wildflowers: “Saving our Wildflowers” will be on display on the Main Floor of Whitaker Library at Chowan University from February 13, 2023, to May 10, 2023.  This event is on loan from the North Carolina Botanical Garden and is sponsored by the Friends of Whitaker Library.  This exhibit is a traveling […]

Alumna Allison Gupton Serves as Guest Speaker

Allison Gupton

On Thursday, January 26, alumna Allison Gupton ‘18 served as a guest speaker for the Department of History. Speaking for the series “Living History,” she shared about her work at the Historic Hope Plantation, where she serves as Historian and Senior Docent. Gupton’s talk was titled “A Step Towards Hope.” She shared with the audience […]

Rouson Memorial Lecture features Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine

Rev. Jonathan "Jay" Augustine gives Rouson Lecture

On February 1, Rev. Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Augustine was the guest speaker at the Rev. George T. and Mrs. Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture hosted by Chowan University and the Town of Murfreesboro.  The occasion began with a word of welcome from Minister to the University, Rev. Mari Wiles followed by an invocation by Rev. […]

Sarah B. Wood receives Minnie Wood Perkins Humanitarian Award at Rouson Memorial Lecture

Sarah B. Wood receives Minnie Wood Perkins Humanitarian Award at Rouson Memorial Lecture

On February 1, 2023, Sarah Bishop Wood was honored with the 2023 Minnie Wood Perkins Humanitarian Award at the Rev. George T. and Mrs.Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture in Turner Auditorium hosted by Chowan University and the Town of Murfreesboro. Sarah B. Wood is a matriarch to her family and community. A Hertford County native, […]

Chowan University Adds Four to Board of Visitors

Chowan gate

Chowan University is pleased to have welcomed four new members to the Chowan University Board of Visitors on January 1, 2023. Deborah “Debbie” Hill ‘71 of Murfreesboro, NC, graduated from Chowan with an associate degree in Secretarial Administration.  She has served as Director of Human Resources at Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie and  Director of Human […]

Join Chowan for the 2023 Rouson Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine

Jonathan C. Augustine

Join Chowan University for the Rev. George and Mrs. Luvenia Rouson Memorial Lecture featuring Rev. Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Augustine on Wednesday, February 1 at 11:00 am in Turner Auditorium, McDowell Columns Hall. This program was established by the Town of Murfreesboro, Chowan University, and local historian Alice Eley Jones to honor the contributions the Rousons […]