Category: Campus News

University Recognizes Staff Members of the Year

At the annual Faculty-Staff Appreciation Recognition Day on Tuesday, April 28 Julie W. Emory and Kimberly S. Bailey received the Staff Members of the Year Awards.  The staff members of the year award was established in 2004 to recognize the most outstanding members of the staff. Selection is based on years of service, commitment to the […]

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 […]

Liverman and Matthews Join Chowan Business Office 

The Chowan University Business Office recently welcomed alumnus David Liverman as Accounts Receivable Associate and April Matthews as Manager of Business Services.  David Liverman, a 2023 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business and a minor in management, will serve as a point of contact for student accounts for the university. While a student, he […]

2023 Graduating Students Honored at Senior Banquet

 On Thursday, April 27th, in an effort to recognize, honor, and celebrate its graduates, the Office of Advancement hosted the annual Senior Banquet. To celebrate the class, the Office of the Provost selects five seniors to deliver student perspective speeches each year. This year Bricen Andreasen, Shania Black, Hamilton Darden, Rebekah Lucas, and Destiny Vaughan […]

Chowan University Announces 2023 Promotion and Tenure 

Chowan Clock and Seal

On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Chowan University Board of Trustees gathered for its annual spring meeting and voted on tenure and promotion. Tenure is defined as a permanence of position and is a multifaceted process that may take years for professors to achieve, if achieved at all. Requirements for tenure include but are not […]