Category: Campus News

COVID19 Update XXV – August 17, 5:15 pm

As part of our comprehensive strategy for controlling the spread of COVID-19 on campus, we are deploying #CampusClear, a daily self-screening application. Everyone in our learning community is required to use #CampusClear to gain access to campus. It only takes a few seconds to self-screen, and your participation helps to keep our campus safe for […]

COVID19 Update XXIV – August 5, 4:30 pm

Today NC Governor Roy Cooper “announced that North Carolina will remain paused in Safer At Home Phase 2 for another 5 weeks as students and staff return to schools, colleges and universities and the state doubles down on efforts to decrease COVID-19 numbers.” The full release can be found here. 

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Receive Hobson

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. Initiated in 1995 by the Hobson Family Foundation of San Francisco, the award serves as a memorial to Mary Frances Hobson (1912-1993), a journalist and poet, who was the first woman to […]

Chowan to Dedicate Bob Burke Court January 30th

Chowan University will honor long-time men’s basketball coach Bob Burke on Saturday, January 30th as the Helms Center court will be formally named “Bob Burke Court”.  The dedication will be held at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Virginia Union University with former players, coaches, and fans in attendance.  Tip-off is slated for 4:05pm. Burke spent […]

Scholarship Established to Honor Dr. Garth D. Faile

A science scholarship has been established in honor of Dr. Garth D. Faile, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a medical doctor who was taught and mentored by Dr. Faile. The scholarship expresses the donor’s love and appreciation for Dr. Faile as a professor and mentor and her […]

Chowan University Enrollment Exceeds 1,500

The official numbers are in and Chowan University’s Fall 2015 enrollment of 1,532 is the largest in school history since returning to four-year status in 1992. This growth represents an increase of 3.2 percent over the previous record of 1,484 in the fall of 2014. “It is the eighth consecutive year of undergraduate student growth […]

Chowan University Establishes New Million Dollar Giving Club, The 1848 Society

As Chowan University attracts a growing number of investors, through successful capital projects, increasing scholarship support and other popular development activities catered to investors’ individual interests, donor recognition levels for the university need to grow in stride. Now Chowan University is proud to announce a newly established million dollar donor club, The 1848 Society, named […]

Recently Discovered Documents Date to School’s 1848 Founding

“I went down to the vault behind the Registrar’s Office to assess storage for some files that needed to be relocated down there.  Most cabinets were labeled as to their contents, but one at the bottom did not have a label.  I opened that drawer and saw some really old stuff (I could tell by […]

Hargus and Doris Taylor Receive Spirit of Chowan Award

To show recognition of their dedicated support, Chowan University has bestowed its highest honor upon Hargus and Doris Taylor of Murfreesboro, NC. In a heartfelt ceremony, Chowan President Chris White presented the deserving couple with the esteemed Spirit of Chowan Award. “Hargus has been the confidant of several presidents, and a leader of spiritual life on […]

Seeds of Generosity: One Man Inspires a Generation to Give Back

Certain individuals leave a legacy that seems larger than life itself. So it was with James “Jim” T. Johnson, Sr. of Ahoskie, North Carolina. The provisions he left behind recently allowed his children to make a record-breaking gift to Chowan University toward the scholarship in his name. His true legacy, however, comes from the life he led. The lessons etched deeply […]