Alumni Relations

A message from the Director

What a wonderful 1970s Decade Reunion we experienced on April 9th.  Attendance topped 100 and a grand time was had by all.  Alumni enjoyed renewing friendships with former classmates and marveled at the growth of the Chowan campus.  Several ‘70s alumni said that they are anxious to locate more of their classmates.  If you are a ‘70s alumnus and did not receive information about the reunion, please contact me.

Graduation is always a special time at Chowan.  This year’s commencement will take place on Saturday, May 7th  at 10:00 a.m. in the Helms Center.  You are encouraged to return to your alma mater for this special occasion.

With the summer upon us and, hopefully, a lighter schedule, here are some ways to enhance your alumni experience:

  • Be informed and read our alumni magazine, CU Today for happenings on campus, fellow alumni, and events.
  • Return to campus with your peers and attend programs, events, and career related resources.  I am always pleased to give you and your family a personal tour.
  • Remain involved by volunteering on the Chowan Alumni Council or with the young alumni organization, the Talon Club.
  • Interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.



Plans are underway for Homecoming 2016 --- Celebrate Good Times.  The Alumni Blue and White Celebration will be held on Friday, October 7 with the Homecoming game and other events on October 8.  Please mark your calendars!

As the Director of Alumni Relations, I hope to continue the tradition of excellence set before me. If I can be of assistance to any of you, please call or come by.

Gallery of Distinguished Alumni

Since 1848, Chowan University has educated thousands of young people from all parts of the globe. Many of these graduates have gone on to distinguish themselves in their chosen careers and in service to their communities.

In addition to being featured online, The Distinguished Gallery of Graduates is located on the ground floor of the historic McDowell Columns Building at the heart of the Chowan University campus. This display recognizes those graduates who have set the standard for all Chowan alumni. We are honored to recognize them for their outstanding accomplishments. 

Josh Bryson
Teresa Futrell Jenkins
Darlene Keene
Sean McClafferty
Fred Vinson
Professional Sports
Roy Henderson
Linda Moore
Jena'y Nelson
E. Lee Stephens, III
James T. Sterling