News & Media

Welcome to News and Media

The News and Media section is your home for the latest news and information about Chowan University. You can view headlines, read articles, click through digital issues of The Chowanoka Magazine. Have a story you'd like to share? We'd love to hear from you. Submit your news via Class Act and we'll consider it for publication online or in the next magazine.

Chowan University, grounded in its Christian faith, has been transforming the lives of students of promise for over 170 years. A Christian liberal arts university founded in 1848, Chowan is located in the Historic Inner Banks community of Murfreesboro in northeastern North Carolina. The university is in close proximity to the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads Virginia. Chowan’s park-like campus features more than 400 acres including Lake Vann, the beloved “Squirrel Park” and the original McDowell Columns Hall, erected in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Chowan offers over 70 undergraduate academic programs among the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Fine & Applied Arts, and the School of Business, and offers master’s degrees through the School of Graduate Studies. Several departments are also individually accredited, such as the Teacher Education Program approved by NCDPI as well as the Music program’s institutional accreditation by NASM. An NCAA Division II member institution, Chowan offers 20 varsity sports, as well as co-ed cheerleading and co-ed esports, and a junior varsity men's basketball team.  Eighteen programs compete in Conference Carolinas and two in the CIAA.

How We Promote Chowan

The University Relations team works with colleagues across campus to assess their communication needs and then determine how best to meet them. The collaborative aspect of our work is critical to its success. We help tell the Chowan story by providing support in the following areas:

  • Press Releases
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Video
  • Radio

Chowan faculty, staff, or students with a story to tell or an event to cover can use our online form to request media coverage. We'll assess the request for potential inclusion as a news article, social media post, photo op, radio spot, or feature story in the alumni magazine. 

News Services Contacts

Kim Sherman Bailey
Assistant Vice President for Development, Director of University Relations & Communication

University Relations Interns

Grace Arredondo
Content Writer Intern
Chris Whaley
Graphic Design Intern