On October 16, 2019, 2009 Chowan alumni Bradford Lance Jenkins will return to Whitaker Library in celebration of his newly published book A New Requiem.

On October 16, 2019, 2009 Chowan alumni Bradford Lance Jenkins will return to Whitaker Library in celebration of his newly published book A New Requiem. The Jackson, NC native graduated from Chowan University with a B.S. in History, and is employed as the manager of an insurance agency. Jenkins once served on the Chowan Board of Visitors and was recognized as Chowan’s Young Alumnus Award recipient in October 2014. He now lives with his fiance Courtney, and her two children Avett and Kynlee, in the greater NC Piedmont Triad area.  

Jenkins has already attended book signing events in Northampton County where old neighbors, friends, and influencers came out to congratulate the new author on his success. So far, the response reaching Jenkins’s ear has been nothing but praise.  His book, a work of literary fiction encompassing notes of drama, romance, and suspense is a proclaimed page turner. 

Jenkins’s desire to compose A New Requiem dates back to 2015, but early writers- block delayed his progress until 2017. When Jenkins was able to shift his vision from simply authoring a book to sharing an important story, inspiration flowed unceasingly and propelled him to complete A New Requiem in about seven months. The novel’s theme centers around empathy and compassion for all people and their situations that seem difficult to understand. Jenkins gleaned inspiration from his personal experiences and relationships to write this fictional masterpiece. 

Chowan University welcomes Jenkins with open arms and is honored to host a book talk and signing featuring A New Requiem and its esteemed author. The event will take place in Whitaker Library on October, 16, 2019, at 11:00am. Please join Chowan University in congratulating Bradford Lance Jenkins on officially becoming a published author and the recent release of his first book A New Requiem.

University Relations | Grace Arredondo | gkarredondo@chowan.edu

Posts from October 2019

October 25, 2019
Chowan Hall of Famer and alumnus Dock Kelly ‘93 was the guest speaker at Chowan’s Homecoming Worship. He challenged worshippers to graciously serve wherever God plants them.  Coach Kelly is currently serving as the Head Wrestling Coach at Lourdes University, located in Sylvania, Ohio.
October 23, 2019
Valerie Carter Smith blessed Chowan University with her encouraging testimony for a span of three days the week of September 23, 2019. On Monday and Wednesday, in Turner Auditorium, Smith delivered her autobiographical addresses.
October 18, 2019
On Monday, October 14, 2019, Chowan University hosted the inaugural Dan and Sallie Surface lecture in History. The lecture was funded by long time supporter Warren Chauncey of Virginia Beach, VA and delivered by Matthews, VA resident, Robert Garnett.
October 16, 2019
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Chowan University’s freshman class filed into Turner Auditorium for the annual Founders’ Day Convocation and Ringing of the Bell Ceremony. University president, Dr. Kirk E.