Category: Student Life

Chowan Hosts Annual SeniorFEST Virtually on March 22, 2022

SeniorFEST March 22, 2022

 Chowan University will host virtual SeniorFEST on Tuesday, March 22 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.  For over a decade, Chowan University has hosted an annual SeniorFEST for senior adults. After sadly canceling in March 2020 at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, SeniorFEST pivoted to a virtual format in March 2021. “I was hopeful that we […]

2022 Senior Banquet & Commencement Speakers and Gonfaloniers Named

2022 Speakers An important part of the annual Senior Banquet and Commencement Ceremony are the speeches delivered by members of the graduating class. By having studentsspeak, it acknowledges the centrality of students in the life of the University. The five-minute speeches provide an opportunity for the university community to hear thevoices of the students. Typically, […]

2021-22 Outstanding Student Awards

Each year, a select group of third- and fourth-year students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious honors the University community can bestow, the Outstanding Student Award. Selection is based on the student’s leadership, academic achievement, service to the community, contribution to the University, and good citizenship. On Thursday, February 24th the […]

Alumnus Calvin Carter hired as Inaugural Minster of Engagement

Calvin Carter

Calvin Carter, 2015 alumnus returned to Chowan University in January 2022 to fill the newly created position of Minister of Engagement.    The newly established role of the Minister of Engagement is to assist the Minister to the University in enhancing and supporting the ministry to students at Chowan University through creative areas of student lead […]

Marcasia Smith Selected For Emerging Leaders Seminar

Marcasia Smith

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The NCAA Leadership Development program selected Marcasia Smith to participate in the Emerging Leaders Seminar that will occur in February 2022. This professional development event provides leadership, educational and transitional programming for current graduate assistants and interns from NCAA member schools, conference offices and affiliate organizations. The three-day virtual program educates, develops and connects […]

Chowan University Campus Ministry hosts 2021 Chowan Cares Week

Chowan Cares

Chowan University Campus Ministry hosts 2021 Chowan Cares Week “For real?” questioned senior James Thomas as his eyes grew wide upon learning that an estimated 40.3 million people are enslaved around the world. This startling information from the Red Sand Project was shared with Thomas on Tuesday of Campus Ministries Chowan Cares Week. The Red […]

Homecoming 2021 Worship Service features Hertford County Public School Superintendent, Dr. William Wright

Dr. Wright

Homecoming 2021 Worship Service features Hertford County Public School Superintendent, Dr. William Wright Chowan University’s Homecoming 2021 was “kicked off” with a worship service on Tuesday, October 12, hosted by Campus Ministry and Student Life. This annual event featured Hertford County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. William Wright, who has served in this role since 2015.  […]

Chowan University Breaks Ground for New Chapel

Chowan University Breaks Ground for New Chapel Chowan University was pleased to host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, September 9 at the site of the new chapel. This new facility is to be built adjacent to the historic McDowell Columns Hall. The construction of the new chapel marks a significant step in the overall vision […]

NC Watermelon Queen hosts Watermelon Party for Students

NC Watermelon Queen

The Chowan University community was honored to have Miss Anna Young, 2021 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, on campus Friday, August 20. Miss Young enjoyed meeting CU students and offering them a delicious slice of melon. The event was sponsored by the North Carolina Watermelon Association and Murfreesboro Farms, Inc. Miss Young is the 20-year-old daughter […]