Category: President Thomas

Dr. Gregory Taylor Named Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award at Chowan University’s 165th Commencement Ceremony

Excellence in Teaching

Chowan University proudly announces Dr. Gregory Taylor as the esteemed recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award during its 165th commencement ceremony. This prestigious accolade, considered the highest honor for faculty members, is bestowed upon an individual who is chosen by their fellow colleagues on the university’s faculty. The selection process for the Excellence in […]

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 Gathers for Employee Appreciation and Recognition Day

President Thomas

On April 26th, Chowan University hosted its annual Employee Appreciation and Recognition Day, a special event dedicated to honoring the hard work and dedication of its faculty and staff. The university took this opportunity to recognize and celebrate the employees who have contributed significantly to Chowan’s success. Employees who have dedicated five years of service […]

President Thomas Speaks at Murfreesboro Chamber Banquet

Chamber of Commerce

On the 30th of April 2024, Chowan University was strongly represented at the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet by staff, alumni, trustees, and students. Chowan University was one of the many entities celebrated as economic powerhouses in the town and region. University President Dr. Rosemary Thomas provided remarks focusing on the importance of Chowan’s […]

Chowan University Hosts 2024 Senior Banquet, Celebrating Graduating Class

Ringing of the Bell

On Thursday, April 25th, Chowan University hosted its annual Senior Banquet, a cherished tradition that brings together students, faculty, and staff to reflect on their Chowan experience. The event was a resounding success, filled with heartfelt speeches and memorable moments. The evening commenced with a warm welcome from Kay Thomas, Director of Alumni Relations, who […]

Chowan Recognizes Students at 2024 Awards Day Convocation 

Student Awards

Chowan University held its 2024 Awards Day Convocation on April 17, 2024, in Turner Auditorium, McDowell Columns Hall. This momentous occasion served as a platform to honor and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of students throughout the 2023-24 academic year bringing together students, faculty, and staff, and highlighting the profound purpose of a university.  President Rosemary […]

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 […]

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 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 […]