Category: Campus News

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 […]

Honors College Student Association Gives Back


Chowan University’s Honor College Student Association (HCSA) Co-Presidents Destiny Vaughan and Rachel Van Buren presented a check for $1,000 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house of the newly renamed Chowan University Murf’s Food Pantry on January 31. This donation came on behalf of 134 members who worked together to serve the community while raising […]

Chowan University Food Pantry Celebrates Grand Opening and New Name

Food Pantry

On Tuesday, January 31, the Chowan University Food Pantry celebrated its grand opening in its new location in Mark Hall. Along with the opening, its new name was unveiled: Chowan University Murf’s Food Pantry. In attendance to celebrate this accomplishment were Chowan faculty, staff, and students, along with Murfreesboro Mayor Hal Thomas and representatives from […]

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 […]

Andy Wilson Published in Monthly Journal

Andy Wilson, Vice President for Advancement, is featured in the February 2023 edition of Special Events Galore!, a monthly journal geared toward nonprofit professionals seeking tips on their events. Wilson contributed to the “Event Analytics Essentials” section titled “Event Formulas That Help Make Your Case.”  The article focuses on how to communicate with leadership and […]

Chowan Football Joins Gulf South, Conference Carolinas In 2025

Coach Paul Johnson

In an introductory press conference held in the Football Pond Center, the introduction of Head Coach Paul Johnson, along with the future of the Chowan Football program was announced on Thursday afternoon. For the 2023 and 2024 seasons, the Chowan Football program will compete in the Gulf South Conference (GSC).  This move guarantees the Hawks eight […]

Chowan University Hosts NERSHA Meeting

Chowan University hosted the monthly Northeast Regional Education Service Alliance (NERESA) meeting of superintendents from all over northeastern North Carolina. Over a dozen local superintendents joined to collaborate and work with a Department of Instruction (DPI) on current issues.  Hosting this event comes as “The President’s Partnership Initiative” continues to provide support and partnership opportunities […]

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 […]

Chowan University Holds Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

On Monday, January 16th, Chowan University Campus Ministry organized a Day of Service event in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and life serving others.  Over 200 faculty, staff, and students joined together to complete over 400 service hours.  The event began with the volunteers meeting in Chowan’s Thomas Dining Hall for lunch and […]

Chowan Well Represented at Annual NCICU Conferences

Jason Fowler NCICU Presentaiton

 The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) held their annual Communications & Marketing and Development conferences on January 10th and 11th, respectively. Chowan had six representatives at the conferences, and four presented.  The Marketing and Communications meeting was held at Elon University on Tuesday, January 10th. Kim Sherman Bailey, Assistant Vice President for Advancement […]