Category: Campus News

Alumna Jessica Drake Joins Chowan Board of Trustees

Jessica Drake

Chowan University is pleased to announce that Jessica Kiser Drake ‘95 joined the Chowan University Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2023, after serving on the Chowan University Board of Visitors since 2018. She served most recently as the Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors. Chowan Trustees serve overlapping terms of four years and […]

Elizabeth Hedrick Named Human Resources Director

Elizabeth Hedrick

Elizabeth Hedrick joins the Chowan University staff as Director of Human Resources. In this role, she reports directly to the President and oversees the Human Resources Department.  A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Hedrick has over fifteen years of experience in Human Resources in the corporate sector. “I am delighted to have Elizabeth join Chowan […]

Chris Whaley Joins Chowan University Staff

Chris Whaley

Christopher “Chris” Whaley joined the Chowan University staff following the recent completion of his bachelor’s degree in Business and Design. The Morgantown, NC native transferred to Chowan University following the completion of this associate’s degree at Piedmont Community College.   Serving as the University Communications Graphic Designer, Whaley works with both the Advancement and Admissions Offices, […]

Welcome To Chowan: Wrexham’s Harri Lovett is The Definition of a True Student-Athlete

By: Conference Carolinas This is the continuation of a series of Body, Mind & Soul stories that highlights member student-athletes, coaches and administrators of Conference Carolinas. WREXHAM, Wales–Now this is a dateline you never expected to see on the Conference Carolinas website.  Understandably.  Be patient and let us explain. Welcome to Wrexham, the hit FX show […]

Department of Business Clinch Academic Bowl Success in Enthralling Final  

Without a seat left sat on, a bursting Vaughan Auditorium, Marks Hall, was the venue for the final of the 2022 Brown Lady Academic Bowl Championship. The Department of Business was victorious over an outstanding Criminal Justice team, in a battle that went right to wire. Student and faculty all-stars were also announced, which concluded […]

Chowan University Hosts the Inaugural Legacy Society Luncheon 

On December 4, 2022, the Office of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at Chowan University hosted the Inaugural Legacy Society Luncheon. The luncheon celebrated members of the Legacy Society who have made commitments to Chowan through estate planning. The event, which preceded the Christmas at Chowan concert, was held in the Chowan Room. Executive Director […]

Dr. Thorburn Receives Choral Impact and Artistry Award

Dr Benjamin Thorburn

Dr. Benjamin Thorburn was awarded the Choral Impact and Artistry Award at the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association fall luncheon during the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference in Winston-Salem. This award honors the work of educators in the state that are making an impact on their community through choral arts. […]

Lou Ann Gilliam Serves as Guest Proclaimer at Advent Chapel

Lou Ann Gilliam

Lou Ann Gilliam, Director of Church and Community Relations, was the guest proclaimer for the Chowan University Chapel service on Wednesday, November 30. Her message focused on the special relationship between Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, which is recorded in the first chapter of Luke’s gospel. In […]

Chowan University Holds Nineteenth Annual Scholarship Luncheon

A packed J. M. Jenkins Center was home to the nineteenth annual Scholarship Luncheon on the 3rd of November, as over 100 scholarship donors joined students, faculty and staff in an afternoon of celebration and gratitude. Key speakers on the subject of scholarships were students Cristina Flores and Jaylon Boyd, and Trustee Cecil S. Hollomon, […]

Annual Christmas at Chowan Event Announced

A decorated Columns building at night, with Christmas at Chowan Event in front

The Chowan University Department of Music will present its annual Christmas at Chowan concert on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 pm in Turner Auditorium of the historic McDowell Columns Hall.  The seasonal event is a community favorite as it celebrates the birth of Christ and rings in the holidays with the Chowan Winds and the […]