Garth Faile, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will retire on May 7 after forty-five years of service. Tom Whiteman, Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications, will retire on May 31 after sixteen years of service.
Garth Faile, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. The recipient of the award is selected by his or her faculty colleagues. The criteria for the award are as follows:
Each year President Chris White, with the assistance of his Senior Staff, selects graduating students to serve as speakers for the Senior Banquet and Commencement Ceremony. Student speakers at the Senior Banquet, which was held on Thursday, April 28, included:
Over 140 students gave presentations during the Chowan University Student Research Conference, which was held on Tuesday, April 19. The Chowan University Student Research Conference Awards of Excellence honor students for outstanding presentations in each one of the conference's nine divisions.
Professor Patsy Taylor received the 2015-2016 Chowan University Faculty Advisor of the Year Award. The award is given each year to recognize excellence in academic advising. All students, faculty, and staff were invited to nominate an academic advisor.
Commencement Marshals are selected from those members of the junior class (2013 cohort) with the highest grade point average. Marshals serve in three capacities: Awards Day Convocation, the Senior Banquet, and the Commencement Ceremony. The 2016 marshals are:
Our students are a bright and gifted group that Chowan is proud to have as members of our community. There are several annual academic awards available to students that encourage engagement in teaching, learning, service, and scholarship.