Category: Campus News

Board of Trustees Freeze Undergraduate Tuition for 2021-2022

McDowell Columns Hall

Chowan University continues to support students from the uncertainties they face in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Board of Trustees has set tuition and fees so there is no increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2021-2022 school year. Dr. Kirk Peterson, University President shared, “Many of our new and returning students encounter challenges […]

Chowan Hosts Graphics Summer Camp

Graphics Camp 2021

The Graphic Communications faculty hosted a Graphics Summer Camp June 14-18. Campers were provided instruction in the offset press, screen printing, 3-D printing, photography, structural design, and a flatbed inkjet printer. Campers also had the opportunity to design and print their own notepad, t-shirt, poster, and postcard.  Throughout the week campers spent time on campus photographing images for their […]

Chowan University has Record Fundraising Year

Chowan University has Record Fundraising Year

Chowan University saw significant increases in both the number of donors as well as total giving for the fiscal year 2020-2021. Through the generous support of alumni, friends, and community members, Chowan University received more than $3.57 million from a record 1,815 donors.  The goal for total gifts was $2.5 million. “In all my years […]

Chowan’s Department of Communication Arts offers new Mass Communication Major


Starting in August 2021, Chowan’s Department of Communication Arts will begin offering a Mass Communication major. This major, which offers concentrations in Communication Studies and Sports Media, will prepare students for employment in a variety of careers in communication. The program will be headed by Dr. Samuel Miller, who holds a Ph.D. in Communication and […]

Graphic Communications Host Virtual Field trip for Alumna and Students

Chowan Graphic Communications alumna, Suzanna Christian ‘04 teaches Commercial Photography and Visual Arts at King William High School in King William, VA. She hurt for her students as they missed so many rites and rituals in their junior and senior years. Christian said that she “was pleased when her level four photography students came up […]

Pioneer Caterers Recognize Kennedy and Gains at Chowan University

Chowan University partners with Pioneer College Caterers for all its on-campus food service and catering needs. Pioneer employees Jon Kennedy and Derrick Gains were recognized by the company and celebrated by Chowan in receiving two awards in which they were competing among many talented Pioneer management teams across the country. Jon Kennedy, Food Service Director […]

Boy Scout Gifts Hand-built tables to Chowan University

Four new sturdy picnic tables grace the outside of the Hawks Nest at Chowan University.  These hand-built tables were gifted to the University on June 5, by Hertford County Early College rising junior, Hunter Nicholas “Nick” Adams in pursuit of his Eagle Scout Recognition.    In looking for a suitable project Nick brainstormed with his grandfather, […]

COVID19 Update XXXVII – June 3, 2021, 11:50 am

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N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper updated his executive order relative to COVID-19 and lifted many restrictions to reflect the latest public health guidance from the NCDHHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 14th. As has been the case under previous executive orders, college and university presidents retain the authority to impose public health requirements on their campuses […]

Hunter S. Taylor receives Chowan University Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Hunter Taylor

On Sunday, May 9 at the 162nd Chowan University Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Hunter S. Taylor was honored as the recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for 2020-21. Dr. Taylor joined the University in 2015 and is the Dean of the School of Business and Design. Selection for this award is based on such […]

COVID19 Update XXXVI – January 27, 8:30 pm

Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Health announced that North Carolina will extend the Modified Stay at Home Order that requires people to stay at home between 10 pm and 5 am through at least February 28, 2021.  Travel to and from work; to obtain food, medical care, fuel or social services; or to take […]