Category: Alumni & Friends

Will Gurganus ’16 Criminal Justice 


“Chowan helped prepare me for my career in many ways. I majored in Criminal Justice and during my time in this program, I was able to obtain the skills I needed in the workplace through the intriguing course content and hands-on coursework opportunities, along with the support and guidance from my Chowan family. The close […]

Gerlisa Shipman ’15 | Psychology 

Gerlisha Shipman

“Working in Chicago addressing social issues and switching careers to teach started with the passion I found at Chowan.  Chowan prepared me for my career by providing me with opportunities to be a servant leader in the classroom and outside of the classroom. Being involved in various capacities of the university shaped my heart, perspective, […]

David Cross ’19 Graphic Design

David Cross

“As a marketing professional, I interact with people from all over the world on a weekly basis. My time at Chowan University helped me develop the perspective and versatility that I need to succeed in this role. At Chowan, I met people from different cultures and backgrounds, which gave me a broader understanding of the […]

Mikayla Luskin ’22 | Biology

MIkayla Luskin

“Attending Chowan has been instrumental in preparing me for my future career in PA (Physician Assistant) school. Throughout my undergraduate journey, I acquired a strong foundation in science and healthcare-related subjects, which are essential prerequisites for PA programs. The challenging coursework and rigorous academic environment have honed my critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, crucial […]

Arrington Gavin ’17 | Recreation, Wellness & Sport

Arrington Gavin

“The benefit of being a graduate student of Chowan University is that I was prepared for life once graduating. I learned the importance of networking, time management, and creative skills. Being a resident of a small town for four years at Chowan, you learn a lot. Chowan’s professors and staff knew me by name and […]

James H. Cameron Jr. ’22 | Exercise Science

James Cameron

“Chowan University prepared me for my career through its amazing professors who not only taught me the necessary knowledge but showed me how to apply that knowledge in my desired field of work.  This helped me succeed and get my dream job of mine being the head coach of an NCAA swim program.” James H. […]

Nayson Tianga ’20 | Graphic Design

Nayson Tianga

“Chowan University played a significant role in preparing me for the design world. Through their program, I gained valuable insights into the importance of building a strong portfolio and understanding clients’ needs. The university also provided practical experiences, such as mock interviews, design-client interactions, and public critiques, which helped me develop real-world skills and confidence. […]

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Marie Stokes ’21 | Education | MOL

Lizzie Stokes

“Chowan provided me with knowledge and strength to understand that a great education can change anyone,  but a great teacher can change anything!”  Elizabeth Marie StokesElementary Education ’21 Masters of Organizational Leadership ’23Lead Teacher: 2nd Grade ESL Arlington Independent School DistrictArlington, Texas

Richard Whitted ’18 | Criminal Justice

Richard Whitted

“Professors worked with me and encouraged me, and that is why I am where I am today. No dream is too big, and I am the perfect example of that.” Criminal JusticeUnited States Secret Service Photos from his time at Chowan

Nick Khoury ’14 | Business Adminstration

Nick Khoury

“Chowan provided opportunities for me in and outside the classroom. Through my time on campus, I joined several student clubs where I held leadership positions, including the Honors College and the International Students Club. All helped me gain foundational skills that played vital roles in my success not only in my first job out of […]