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Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has Supported Chowan for Over Five Decades

Lettie Pate Whitehead portrait from

Trustees of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. recently announced a grant of $260,000 to Chowan University for the use of general scholarships during the 2023-24 academic year, which makes this the largest grant to Chowan since the partnership began in the early 1970s. For more than 50 years, the foundation has awarded in excess […]

Rouson Memorial Lecture features Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine

Rev. Jonathan "Jay" Augustine gives Rouson Lecture

On February 1, Rev. Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Augustine was the guest speaker at the Rev. George T. and Mrs. Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture hosted by Chowan University and the Town of Murfreesboro.  The occasion began with a word of welcome from Minister to the University, Rev. Mari Wiles followed by an invocation by Rev. […]

Join Chowan for the 2023 Rouson Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine

Jonathan C. Augustine

Join Chowan University for the Rev. George and Mrs. Luvenia Rouson Memorial Lecture featuring Rev. Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Augustine on Wednesday, February 1 at 11:00 am in Turner Auditorium, McDowell Columns Hall. This program was established by the Town of Murfreesboro, Chowan University, and local historian Alice Eley Jones to honor the contributions the Rousons […]

Chowan University Admissions Hosts Local Schools

Chowan University Admissions Hosts Local Schools

Over the past few weeks, the Office of Admissions at Chowan University has greeted over 150 students from six local schools. Through group visits and our academic outreach programs, students of all ages visit Chowan and learn from our expert faculty and staff, experience life on a college campus, and even enjoy a meal in […]

Whitaker Library Hosts Reception for ‘When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA’s Human Computers’ Exhibit

Dr. Lia Walker presents "Women in STEM"

On Tuesday, October 25, Chowan University’s Whitaker Library hosted a closing reception for the Hampton History Museum’s exhibit, “When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA’s Human Computers.” The exhibit features Dorothy Vaughn, Katherine Johnson, and Mary Jackson, whose groundbreaking work was recognized in the book and film “Hidden Figures.”  As a part of the closing […]

Chowan Chapel Service features Alumna Rev. Elizabeth Miller Villegas

Rev. Elizabeth Villegas

Rev. Elizabeth Miller Villegas, a 2012 psychology major, was the guest proclaimer at the Chowan University Chapel Service on Wednesday, October 26. She shares a unique relationship with Chowan in that she is the 5x great-granddaughter of Godwin Cotton Moore, Chowan’s founding father. While at Chowan, Villegas came to Christian faith and explored her calling […]

Senior Jaylon Boyd Encourages Peers at Chowan Chapel Service

Jaylon Boyd

On Wednesday, Oct 19, Jaylon Boyd ’23 was the guest proclaimer at the Chowan University Chapel Service. Boyd is a running back and team chaplain for the Chowan Hawks Football Team. Boyd is a leader in Campus Ministry serving in the Praise Band and Team 4:13. Because of his Christian leadership and call to the […]

Chowan Featured at Harrellsville Baptist Church’s Homecoming Service

Gospel Choir at Harrellsville Baptist Church

On Sunday, October 16, Chowan University joined Harrellsville Baptist Church for their Homecoming Celebration. Director of Church and Community Relations, Lou Ann Gilliam brought greetings on behalf of the Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) and the University Gospel Choir led a portion of the worship service. The worship service featured a special homecoming message by […]

How to Make Your Church and Community Dementia Friendly Webinar Event

Dementia Friendly Flyer

Join Chowan University on Tuesday, October 25 at 2 pm for the “How to Make your Church & Community Dementia Friendly” Webinar event. Dementia expert, Jean Matthews, MSN, RN, will share valuable information on how to help those affected by dementia feel welcome in our sacred and community spaces.     Jean Matthews is a nurse consultant […]