Category: Featured

Chowan University Announces Outstanding Student Awards Recipients for 2023

Students walk across campus in front of the Column's Building

Chowan University is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Student Awards. These exceptional students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills, and a commitment to their community.  The following students have been recognized for their exceptional accomplishments: – Alexandra N. Bishop of Beulaville, NC, Psychology  – Malachi J. Cobb of Washington, NC, […]

Chowan Unveils Bold Vision for University’s Future

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Chowan University’s leadership announces a new vision for the institution’s future. As a life skills university, Chowan will empower students for success with a whole new approach to the academic experience. Following a monumental Board of Trustees Retreat and then called business meeting on Thursday, June 29th, university leadership has worked vigorously to pivot the […]

Chowan University’s 164th Commencement Highlighted Its Students

Chowan University held its 164th Commencement on Saturday, May 6, at 10 am in the Hawks Athletic Center. The ceremony was led by chief faculty marshal James “Bo” K. Dame II, Professor of Physical Sciences and 2021-2022 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. Each school was led by its chosen gonfalonier and candidates for graduation in […]

Chowan University Names Charles “Chuck” Taylor Interim President

Interim President Chuck Taylor

Chairman Kemper Baker announced to faculty and staff today that the Board of Trustees has named Charles “Chuck” Taylor as interim president of the University, effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 30, 2023.   Charles E. Taylor, “Chuck,” has spent the last 54 years serving higher education institutions in North Carolina. A native of Rocky Mount, NC, he […]

Values Education | How Chowan University Infuses Christian Faith into Everyday Life

Chapel pulpit

Chowan University is known for having “Faith in your future.” Much more than a tagline, our mission is to provide an education that transforms ordinary students into extraordinary graduates. We do this in good faith and optimism for each student’s success, offering opportunities for students to encounter God in different ways, such as worship, service, […]

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 […]

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 Football Joins Gulf South, Conference Carolinas In 2025

Coach Paul Johnson

In an introductory press conference held in the Football Pond Center, the introduction of Head Coach Paul Johnson, along with the future of the Chowan Football program was announced on Thursday afternoon. For the 2023 and 2024 seasons, the Chowan Football program will compete in the Gulf South Conference (GSC).  This move guarantees the Hawks eight […]

Chowan University Celebrates 174th Year

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On Tuesday, October 11, Chowan University celebrated its 174th anniversary. A “birthday celebration” organized by the Office of Alumni Relations took place at the historic McDowell Columns Building. University officials, employees, students, friends, and supporters gathered to celebrate Founder’s Day and what was the start of the 175th-year celebration. President Kirk E. Peterson brought greetings […]

Chowan University Recognized by US News and World Report

Chowan front gate

Chowan University has been recognized among the best regional colleges in the south and for its social mobility in the south region in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings. The report released on Monday, September 12th, evaluates colleges and universities nationwide. For the first time in fourteen years, Chowan University ranked […]