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The 165th Commencement at Chowan University


Chowan University held its 165th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4th, 2024. The event was momentous, marking the culmination of years of hard work and dedication for the graduating class. As 140 undergraduate and 34 graduate degrees were conferred in person, the room was filled with pride and excitement.  A highlight of the ceremony included […]

Chowan University Announces Formation of Student Leadership Board to Enhance Student Engagement and Leadership Skills

Chowan University

Chowan University is excited to announce the establishment of the Student Leadership Board, a transformative initiative aimed at further enhancing the university’s commitment to developing well-rounded individuals equipped with essential life skills. Beginning in the fall of 2024, the Student Leadership Board will replace the former Student Government Association, ushering in a new era of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chowan University Board of Trustees Selects Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas as 24th President

Dr. Rosemary Thomas

In a special called meeting of the Chowan University Board of Trustees, the Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Jane Burke, presented the committee’s recommended presidential candidate to the full Board of Trustees as the next president of Chowan University.  In a unanimous vote, Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas has been selected as the 24th — and […]

Al-Tariq “Al” Fewell Joins Chowan University Admissions

Al-Tariq Fewell jois admissions

Chowan University is proud to announce the appointment of Al-Tariq “Al” Fewell as our most recent admissions counselor. A Shelby native, Fewell received his Bachelors Of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Elizabeth City State University, where he spent time working in the administrative sector. In his role as an admissions counselor, Fewell will cover the […]

John M. Tayloe Retires from Chowan University after Three Decades of Service Above Self

John Tayloe retires

Few individuals dedicate themselves to their work so fully; few put a cause – an institution – above themselves, time and time again. John M. Tayloe is one of those rare individuals. A Bertie County native and 1994 alumnus, Tayloe began his career at Chowan following his graduation, and time and time again, he has […]

Board of Trustee Member and Alumna Jessica Drake Graduates from Virginia Rural Leadership Institute

Jessica Drake accepts award for completeing Virginia Rural Leadership Institute Program

Jessica Drake, a Board of Trustee Member and alumna of Chowan University was among the 28 graduates from the second cohort of the Virginia Rural Leadership Institute (VRLI). VRLI is a prestigious leadership program that aims to develop and support highly skilled leaders dedicated to revitalizing rural communities across Virginia. The graduation ceremony, held on […]

Chowan University Criminal Justice Department Visits White House

Criminal Justice in White House Press Room

On Saturday, October 28th, a group of Chowan University students embarked on an unforgettable educational journey to the nation’s capital. Led by Dr. Pamela Woodard and John Tayloe, the students had the opportunity to explore Washington, DC, and engage in enriching experiences that will leave a lasting impact on their lives. The day began with […]