Category: Campus News

Delayed Accolades | 2021 Hall of Fame Induction

Hall of Fame 2021

It took a bit longer than anticipated, but the five newest members of the Chowan University / Jim Garrison Sports Hall of Fame were formally inducted here Friday evening. This year’s class features Dr. Scott Colclough (Coach/Department Chair), Jack Goldberg (Coach/Administrator), Nick Hagler (Baseball), Kara Jackson (Women’s Basketball), and Frank Rose (Patron). They were introduced […]

Chowan University Singers Perform at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Months of rehearsal and anticipation finally paid off for members of the Chowan University Singers who traveled to New York City in March to perform at Carnegie Hall.  Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, Carnegie Hall is one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world. […]

Chowan University Adds Cybersecurity Minor

Cybersecurity minor

Beginning Fall 2022, Chowan University will offer a cybersecurity minor. The 18-credit minor will be delivered through a collaboration between the Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Business.  This minor is intended for students in any program who desire to learn more about cybersecurity and pursue a career in the field. Students who […]

Criminal Justice Department’s Guest Speaker List Keeps Growing

Officer Foster

Dr. Pamela Woodard, Chowan University alumnae, professor, and chair of the Criminal Justice Department is passionate about her students and feels that real-life experiences are vital to their education.  While she cannot always take her students to opportunities, she can bring the opportunities to them.  Dr. Woodard is eager to provide learning opportunities for her […]

Campus Worship features Educator & Coach Darren O. Parker, Sr.


On Sunday evening, March 27, Chowan Campus Ministry hosted Campus Worship, featuring speaker Mr. Darren Oliver Parker, Sr. principal of Conway Middle School. Before coming to Conway Middle, Mr. Parker was the principal of a middle school in Franklin, VA. Additionally, he was the head football coach for fourteen years where he led the team […]

Religion Club Hosts Field Trip to Islamic Association of Raleigh


Paul Gilliam, Director of the Chowan University Religion Program, and Lou Ann Gilliam, Chowan University Director of Church and Community Relations, led a group of twelve students to the Islamic Association of Raleigh on Saturday, March 19. The group was met with warm hospitality, and a member of the Islamic community, Fiaz Fareed, led a […]

Chowan Admissions Welcomes Two New Hires

Melton and Blore

by Brooke Woods-Pennel, University Relations Intern Chowan University is pleased to announce the hiring of Alisha Melton and Zachery Blore to the Admissions staff. Melton graduated from Chowan in 2015 and is excited to return as an Admissions Counselor. Blore is looking to further his career as a Campus Visit Coordinator and Admissions Counselor.  Originally […]

Chowan University Welcomes Valeria Day as the University’s Director of Residence Life

Valeria L Day

Valeria Day, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, joined the Chowan University staff on March 14, 2022, as the new Director of Residence Life. As director, Day will oversee the staff of Residence Life and all services provided by the department and provide leadership in the implementation of the opening and closing of all housing […]

Chowan University Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly ® School Designation

Military Friendly Seal

Chowan University announced today that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard. The 2022-2023 […]

Giving Day Challenges Announced

All Together Chowan Giving Day 2022

On Giving Day, April 13th, it’s not just how much you give, it’s how far your gift will go!  Match or challenge incentives give donors the opportunity to match or “unlock” extra funds for their designated gift. We are pleased to have inspiring challenges this year that will increase the value and importance of gifts […]