From the first moment I came to Chowan, I knew that the History Department was for me. I had known that I had wanted to major in pre-law and found the perfect fit. The faculty make each individual feel special and they strive to help every student succeed. Whether or not they have formal office hours, the faculty love to sit down and talk with their students. Every class you take is a new experience. Each faculty member draws you into the conversation and helps you realize your own potential. There is never a dull moment in a history class at Chowan. Debates happen regularly and history comes to life. Lectures are not done through textbooks but by powerful presentations that help you understand the past. Each of the history professors have affected my education in various ways. It is because of them that I strove to be the best that I could be. I received my master’s degree at East Carolina University. I would not be the person I am today without each of the faculty members of the Chowan University History Department.