Category: Campus News

Chowan Gives 2024 Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Raising Over $212,000 to Support Students’ Future

Give back to the future!

Chowan University surpassed its iconic goal of $175,000 for the 2024 Chowan Gives event while continuing to celebrate its 175th anniversary. In the 1,848 minutes of fundraising, 664 generous donors came together to surpass the goal, and $212,647 was raised. The campaign ended with a total funding percentage of 121% and encompassed a variety of […]

Mary Jo Thomas Establishes Scholarship in honor of President Rosemary M. Thomas

President Thomas

On Tuesday, April 2, Mary Jo Thomas, the mother of President Thomas, along with family and friends, announced the establishment of a scholarship in honor of Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas. This scholarship, a testament to President Thomas’ groundbreaking tenure as the first female President in Chowan University’s history, aims to support young women in their […]

Join us for Chowan Gives 2024 on April 10th and 11th 

Give back to the future!

The Chowan Gives 2024 campaign is set to launch next Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00 am, and will continue until 2:48 pm on April 11th. This annual giving campaign aims to inspire students, alumni, and staff to Give Back to the Future, ensuring that current and future Chowan students can reap the maximum benefits. The […]

Gregg Hecimovich Delivers Lecture on Hannah Crafts, the first female African American Novelist

Gregg Hechimovich

On Monday, March 25th, Chowan University had the privilege of hosting Gregg Hecimovich, a professor of English at Furman University. Hecimovich delivered a captivating lecture on his highly acclaimed biography, “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of the Bondwoman’s Narrative.” This remarkable work has garnered significant recognition, including being selected as […]

Noel Engebretson Performs Concert at Chowan University Chapel

Noel Engbretson

On Sunday afternoon, renowned pianist Noel Engebretson graced the stage of Chowan University Chapel, captivating the audience with his exceptional musical talent. The concert, organized by the Friends of Music and the Music Department, showcased Engebretson’s extraordinary skills on the Steinway piano generously donated by Linda Briley Weaver. As a Steinway artist since 2014, Engebretson’s […]

Chowan University Welcomes Caleb Riggleman as Interim VP for Business Affairs

Chowan University is pleased to announce the appointment of Caleb Riggleman as the Interim Vice President for Business Affairs. Riggleman brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, and the university is excited to have him on board. A native of Beverly, West Virginia, Riggleman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in […]

Chowan University’s Department of Music Showcases Faculty Talent in Spectacular Performance

Department of Music

On Sunday, March 17th, Chowan University’s Department of Music captivated audiences with remarkable faculty performances, highlighting their extraordinary range of talent. The event, held at the Chowan Chapel, left attendees in awe of the exceptional musical prowess displayed by the faculty members. The showcase commenced with an enchanting vocal performance by Jordan Cartrette, the Director […]

International Student Club Hosts Musical Event to Welcome President Thomas

ISC Music Event

Chowan University proudly welcomed its 24th President, Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas, with a captivating musical event night organized by the International Student Club. The evening showcased the remarkable talents of Chowan’s students, who mesmerized the audience with their guitar, piano, and electronic performances. Held in the Chowan Chapel, the event not only highlighted the students’ […]

Chowan University Students Serve Boldly and Share Faith in Ecuador

Mission Trip

 Over the spring break, Chowan University’s Campus Ministry group embarked on a transformative mission trip to Ecuador. The students, led by Reverend Mari Wiles, spent a week serving in four villages – Atapo, Jatun Loma, San Francisco, and Cajabamba. The ministry Rescue Ecuador, based in Cajabamba, provided the students with an opportunity to make a […]