Category: Student Life

Chowan Cares Week Highlights Campus Community Involvement

Hand holding a bad of sand for the Red Sand Project

Chowan University recently concluded its annual Chowan Cares Week, a dedicated initiative aimed at giving back to the community. Students actively participated in various projects and events, led by esteemed individuals such as Reverend Mari Wiles, Taylor Furlough, and Dr. Alan Scott. The week was filled with Chowan students giving back to the community, from […]

Twenty Students Inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Group Photo of Inductees

On October 24th, 2023, the NC Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi proudly welcomed twenty exceptional students into its esteemed ranks. These individuals have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, leadership qualities, and a commitment to excellence.  The new inductees are: – Haydon Ahlers, Ft. Mitchell, KY | Biology – Cameryn Barrow, Grovetown, GA | Mathematics – Caryn […]

Chowan Christian Service Association Dinner Welcomes Rev. Dr. Carolyn Gordon as Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Gordon pictured far right.

The Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) is excited to announce that Rev. Dr. Carolyn Gordon was the keynote speaker at the CCSA Dinner on September 19, 2023. The event took place at Chowan University in the Chowan Room of the Thomas Dining Hall. The Chowan Christian Service Association is an organization dedicated to providing students […]

Kyle Davison ‘18, Returns as Student Wellness Coordinator 

Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davison, who graduated from Chowan University with the class of 2018, is returning to serve as the Student Wellness Coordinator within the Student Life Department. Having furthered his education and professional career at West Virginia University, Davison will contribute towards the wellness of students while promoting positive and healthy initiatives across campus.  The Student […]

Chowan University Welcomes New Academic Year with 175th Anniversary Convocation and Ringing of the Bell Ceremony

Convocation 2023

On September 6, Chowan University ushered in the new academic year with the 175th Anniversary Convocation and Ringing of the Bell Ceremony. Donned in academic regalia, the platform party and faculty marched into Handel’s Bouree played by University Pianist Dejuan Lee.   After the procession, University President Charles E. Taylor welcomed the class of 2027 to […]

Chowan University Campus Ministry Hosts Retreat at The Gathering Place

CCSA Retreat 2023

On Sunday, September 3, Chowan University Campus Ministry and the Office of Advancement hosted the annual Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) Scholar Retreat at The Gathering Place in Ahoskie. “This year’s retreat emphasis was on poverty,” shared Minister to the University Rev. Mari Wiles. “We are trying to open our eyes to see the folks […]

Chowan Unveils Bold Vision for University’s Future

Chowan University

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 Partners with Rise Against Hunger at Annual Missions Event

Rise Against Hunger

On Thursday, August 24, Chowan Campus Ministry hosted Rise Against Hunger as a service event for the campus. In less than a couple of hours, 196 students, employees, and family members packed over 13,123 meals. Engaging students to become Gospel Global Citizens is the aim of Minister to the University Rev. Mari E. Wiles who […]

Campus Ministry in Cuba

Mission team in Cuba

On May 7, the Chowan Campus Ministry Mission team went to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba for their first international mission trip since the Covid-19 pandemic. Read Minister to the University Rev. Mari Wiles’s reflection on the experience.  I have a map of the World that I found in a flea market in Brooklyn, NY.  It […]

Graduating Seniors Recognized at Chowan Christian Service Association Spring Meeting

CCSA Seniors Rachel Van Buren and Destiny Vaughan with Chalices

 On Monday, April 24, the Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) recognized graduating seniors Rachel Van Buren of Pittsboro, NC and Destiny Vaughan of Ahoskie, NC. As a part of the celebration, these students shared heartfelt remarks about CCSA and their time at Chowan.  Van Buren, a music major, shared how the CCSA scholarship has helped […]