Category: Campus News

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 […]

The Bridge Fund: Bridging the Gap for Chowan Students

Chowan University is committed to serving many students who might not have an opportunity to attain a college education elsewhere. Many of our students come from homes with limited financial support. Chowan seeks to meet the needs of these students through financial aid, yet sometimes the needs are greater than what the University can provide. A small and determined group of […]

Chowan University Welcomes Two to Board of Visitors

Chowan President Chris White and Chairman of the Board of Visitors Barry Bradberry ’73 welcomed two new members, Charles “Chip” Rose and Matthew Howell, into the Chowan University Board of Visitors. Matthew Howell is the City Executive for the Southern Bank in Murfreesboro. He is a native of Como and current Murfreesboro resident and is […]

Chowan Christian Service Association Honors Dr. and Mrs. R. Hargus Taylor

The Board members of the Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) at Chowan University held a special luncheon in the Chowan Room on April 15th to honor the achievements of one of their own, Dr. R. Hargus Taylor, and his life of dedicated service to others through higher education. “Through the years, I have admired Hargus […]

Chowan University Contributes $23.7 Million to Local Economy

A comprehensive study of the economic impact of higher education in North Carolina has found that Chowan University created $23.7 million of added economic value to the Roanoke-Chowan region during the 2012-13 fiscal year, the equivalent of creating 527 new jobs. “Chowan University is an economic anchor in Murfreesboro and Hertford County. Many local businesses […]

National Book Award Finalist to Receive Hobson Prize at Chowan University – Bastard Out of Carolina Author Dorothy Allison on Campus April 27th

Dorothy Allison has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters from Chowan University. The prize will be conferred on Monday, April 27th at 6:00 pm at a dinner in the Chowan Room. Following the dinner and conferral, Allison will deliver the Hobson Lecture […]