Category: Campus News

Chowan University Signs Agreement with Weldon City Schools

Dr. Dannie Williams, Superintendent of Weldon City Schools (left) and John Tayloe, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving (right)

On March 9, 2023, Chowan University and Weldon City Schools leaders signed a partnership agreement that offers a framework for sharing resources to increase quality education and allow greater access to Chowan’s teacher education graduates. Dr. Dannie Williams, Superintendent of Weldon City Schools, signed the agreement for Weldon City Schools, and Mr. John Tayloe, Special […]

Chowan University Selects Dr. Harold Babb as Acting President

Dr. Babb, Acting President

Dr. Harold W. Babb of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, has been appointed acting President of Chowan University by the Board of Trustees, effective March 2, 2023. Dr. Babb is a 1970 graduate of Chowan University with an A.S. in Accounting. He continued his education, receiving a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond, an M.S. in […]

Chowan University Announces Resignation of Kirk Peterson

Chowan front gate

The Board of Trustees of Chowan University has accepted the resignation of Dr. Kirk Peterson as President, effective March 2, 2023. In a statement released to faculty and staff, Peterson shared, “During my tenure, the university has faced significant challenges, including the far-reaching effects of the covid-19 pandemic and shifting student demographics. These stressors have […]

NC Secretary of State Visits Chowan University

Students with the NC Secretary of State at Chowan University

On February 23rd and 24th, Elaine Marshall, the North Carolina Secretary of State, visited the region. She was the keynote speaker at the Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and visited the Chowan University campus to meet with local business executives, faculty, staff, students, and members of the Hertford County community. The elected member, who […]

Standing on the Word of God

Standing on the Word of God Ceremony at Chowan

On Tuesday, February 21st, a small group of Board of Trustee Members gathered to lay God’s word in the foundation of the Chapel.  Held at the Kerr Gazebo, adjacent to the site of the Chowan University Chapel, eight Trustees gathered for a brief ceremony while construction remained steady on what has been dubbed the most […]

Chowan University Department of Business Welcomes Nucor for Interactive Experience

Nucor Campus Visit

After visiting the Hertford County Plant in Cofield, NC, on February 16th, senior business students of Chowan University were afforded the opportunity to get “hands-on” in an interactive business model game hosted by executives from Nucor, the largest and safest producer of steel in the United States.  Four executives from Nucor’s Hertford County steel mill […]

Chowan University Participated in North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl

Ethics Bowl

Chowan University is one of sixteen colleges and universities that competed in the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl, debating ethics in contemporary society, on February 10th and 11th at the North Carolina Legislative Complex in Raleigh. Five students represented Chowan University: Harley (Remus) Cox – EnglishMarcus Clarke – ReligionPatricia Anne (Flaire) Novak […]

Local Schools Visit and Cheer on the Hawks

Local Schools Visit and Cheer on the Hawks

 On Saturday, February 11th, Chowan University hosted local high schools for informative sessions and cheering on the Hawks at the home basketball games. A group of high school students from Tyrrell County visited Chowan University under the guidance of their DARE Officer, Deputy Frank.  These students were presented certificates to come to a sporting event […]

Chowan University Announces the Retirement of Marion Foster

Retirement of Marion Foster

Following a Chowan journey that has spanned over thirty-five years, in January of 2023, Secretary for the Department of Music and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Marion Foster, retired. Prior to her role in the music department, Foster conducted administrative practices for the Education Department. Across Chowan University, she has had a […]

Chowan University Hosts “Saving Our Wildflowers” Exhibit 

Wildflowers Exhibit

Celebrating North Carolina’s Native Wildflowers: “Saving our Wildflowers” will be on display on the Main Floor of Whitaker Library at Chowan University from February 13, 2023, to May 10, 2023.  This event is on loan from the North Carolina Botanical Garden and is sponsored by the Friends of Whitaker Library.  This exhibit is a traveling […]