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Anthony RawlingsAnthony Rawlings
Murfreesboro, NC

  • Senior Pastor of Second Baptist Creeksville Church
  • CCSA Scholar, Chowan University
  • Chowan University Class of 2011-Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion
  • Member Chowan University Board of Trustees

Jason Villegas
Rose Hill, NC

  • Pastor Rose Hill United Methodist Church,
    Rose Hill, NC
  • CCSA Scholar, Chowan University
  • Chowan University Class of 2010-Religion
  • Duke Divinity School Class of 2013

Josiah AntillJosiah Antill
Scotland Neck, NC

  • Minister of Music and Youth, First Baptist Church, Scotland Neck, NC
  • CCSA Scholar, Chowan University
  • Leadership Scholar, Chowan University
  • Chowan University Class of 2011-Music Industry

Charlie ColeCharlie Cole
Murfreesboro, NC

  • Assistant District Attorney NC District 6B-Bertie, Hertford and Northampton County
  • Chowan University Class of 2001 - Liberal Studies
  • Regent University Class of 2008 - Juris Doctrate

Terrance SaxbyTerrance Saxby
Murfreesboro, NC

  • Dean of Students/Assistant Principal, S. P. Morton Elementary School, Franklin, VA
  • Former Assistant Football Coach at Chowan University
  • Chowan University Class of 2003-History
  • Cambridge College Class of 2011, M.S.

Donald CuffDonald Cuff
Murfreesboro, NC

  • Patrol Sgt. Ahoskie Police Department
  • Murfreesboro, NC Police Department
  • Chowan University Class of 2007 - Criminal Justice

Drew PrasterDrew Praster
Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte Bobcats, Manager, Premium Ticket Sales
  • Student Assistant Sports Information Director, Chowan University 2007-2008
  • Chowan University Class of 2008-Sport Management

Rebecca GibbonsRebecca Gibbons
Richmond, VA

  • Human Resources Specialist and Intern Coordinator at Dominion Resources Inc.
  • Admissions Counselor at Chowan University 2006-2007
  • Chowan Class of 2006-Business Administration, Marketing
  • Was a 4 year member of the Chowan Volleyball team

Matthew Gibbons
Richmond, VA

  • Northrup Grumman, Asset Manager Analyst
  • Chowan University Class of 2006, Sport Management

Taylor FurloughTaylor Furlough
Murfreesboro, NC

  • Head Baseball Coach, Chowan University
  • Chowan University Class of 2005,Math
  • Pursuing Master’s Degree at USA Sports Academy, Sports Management
  • Played Baseball and Football at Chowan

Jeremy VessJeremy Vess
Salisbury, NC

Morgan MillsMorgan Mills
Greenville, NC

  • Art Teacher, Northwest Elementary School
  • Chowan University Class of 2009, Art


Doug WarrenDoug Warren
Greenville, NC

  • Athletic Director, Head Football, Basketball and Softball Coach-Wellcome Middle School, Greenville, NC
  • 6-8 Grade Health and PE Teacher, Wellcome Middle School, Greenville, NC
  • 2012-2013 Wellcome Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • Chowan University Class of 2002, Physical Education-Teacher Education
  • Played Baseball at Chowan

Janeen MarshallJaneen Marshall
New York, NY

  • Internal Medicine Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-Manhattan, NY
  • Plans to complete a combined Fellowship in geriatric and palliative care medicine upon completion of residency
  • Chowan University Class of 2003
  • Morehouse School of Medicine Class of 2012

Beth WoodsBeth Woods
Lastra-Spring Hill, FL

  • Adult Education Center Director and Adjunct Business Professor at Saint Leo University
  • Member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority
  • Chowan University, Class of 2004, Business (Marketing)
  • St. Leo University, Class of 2008, MBA

Alegrea RobinsonAlegrea Robinson
Boone-Gates, NC

  • Teacher, Gates County High School
  • Former Admissions Counselor at Chowan University
  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Sorority
  • Highest Academic Grade Point Average in class
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society Fall 2011
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Spring 2011
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society Spring 2009
  • Outstanding Freshman English Major Award Spring 2009
  • Outstanding English Major Award Spring 2011
  • President’s List Fall 2008 – Fall 2011
  • Who’s Who 2012
  • Senior Scholastic Award May 5, 2012
  • Chowan University, Class of 2012, English

Lee StephensLee Stephens
Greensboro, NC

  • Business manager at Fiat of the Triad in Greensboro
  • Awarded Chowan University Distinguished Young Alumni Award 2010
  • Chowan Class of 1996, Biology

Chtaura JacksonChtaura Jackson
Richmond, VA

Taura Jackson graduated from Chowan University in 2006 with a degree in Biology. After Chowan she received a Masters from VCU in Environmental Science. Her Masters thesis focused on “The Effects of Macroinvertabrate Diversity and Abundance on Rock Pool Communities along the James River at Belle Isle.” The goal of this study was to gain an understanding of how local and regional environmental factors help shape biodiversity in these aquatic systems. Following her graduation from VCU she went to work for the United Peace Corps in the Republic of South Africa from July 2011-August 2013. As a Education and Community Specialist in the Peace Corps her work focused on HIV/AIDS and Tb awareness and prevention, women's and girls empowerment and on teaching English to grades 5,6, and 7 and the schools in the Northwest Province of South Africa in a small village called Jericho. After returning to the United States she began working in the Global Health Development sector focusing on preventable disease (HIV/AIDS, Tb, Malaria, etc.) in areas in Africa that have been stricken by genocide, civil uprise or displacement, also she is working on empower women and girls to take a more active role in their communities.

Lance JenkinsLance Jenkins
Conway, North Carolina

  • Agent, Farm Bureau Insurance-Conway, NC
  • Adjunct Professor, Chowan University
  • Member of the Conway, NC Town Council
  • Member Chowan University Board of Visitors
  • Leadership Scholar, Chowan University
  • Chowan University Class of 2009-History
  • Norwich University Class of 2011-Master of Public Administration

Melissa T. EdwardsMelissa T. Edwards
Conway, North Carolina

  • Class of 2005, Chowan University, B.S. Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Cum Laude
  • Art Teacher, Southampton VA High School
  • Outstanding Graduate in Graphic Design for 2005
  • Teaching Certification in Secondary Fine Arts, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • President, Delta Rho Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority

Kyleen Michael BurgessKyleen Michael Burgess
Higher Education
Murfreesboro, North Carolina

  • Class of 2003, Chowan University, B.S. Criminal Justice and B.S. Psychology
  • Class of 2009, NC State University, Master of Agricultural Education
  • Area Information Management Agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
  • Provides technical education to 250 employees of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service for the 25 counties in Northeastern North Carolina
  • Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Rho chapter, Chowan University, Founding Sister
  • 2003 Outstanding Female Criminal Justice Major
  • 2003 Outstanding Student in Psychology

Christopher ColemanChristopher Coleman
Rice, Virginia

  • Class of 1999, Chowan University, B.S. Business Administration, Marketing
  • Class of 2009, Grand Canyon University, M.Ed.
  • Candidate, Educationalist Specialist (Ed.S.), Liberty University
  • Assistant Principal, Bluestone High School
  • First Lieutenant, Unites States Army Reserve

Kathryn R. SellersKathryn R. Sellers
Public Health Education & Promotion
Murfreesboro, North Carolina

  • Class of 1999, Chowan University, B.A. Liberal Arts
  • 2008 Management Academy for Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • NC Spit Tobacco Education Program, Deputy Director
  • Member of Center Grove Baptist Church, Ahoskie, NC

Steven VarleySteven Varley
Higher Education
New Haven, Connecticut

  • Class of 1997, Chowan University, B.S. Graphic Communication
  • Class of 2000, Gardner-Webb University, M.B.A.
  • Director of Development and Alumnae/i Affairs at Yale University School of Nursing
  • Former Vice President for Advancement at Gardner-Webb University

Roy HendersonRoy Henderson
Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Class of 1993, Chowan University, A.S. Physical Education
  • Member Chowan University Men’s Basketball team
  • Earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of South Carolina at Aiken
  • Earned his B.S. in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina at Aiken
  • Received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Virginia State University
  • 2009 – Present: Director of Family Life & Wellness at the Park Ministries, Charlotte, NC
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Owner of Remnant Fitness, LLC

Kelvin L. Spragley, Ph.D.Kelvin L. Spragley, Ph.D.
Zebulon, North Carolina

  • Class of 1991, Chowan University, A.A. History
  • Class of 1993, East Carolina University, B.S. Social Science Education
  • Class of 1999, North Carolina State University, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
  • 2010 – Present: Associate Executive Director for the North Carolina Association of Educators and the Executive Director for the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children
  • Founder of The Spragley Group, LLC, consulting business
  • 1986-89 U.S. Army

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Sydney J. Bartholomew, Jr.
Emmy Award Winning Director, Production Designer, Writer, Actor, Visual Effects and Art Director on big budget Hollywood blockbusters!

Sydney J. Bartholomew, Jr.Worked with the famous Farrelly Brothers on seven of their best works including:

  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Kingpin
  • Me, Myself and Irene
  • Say It Isn’t So
  • Osmosis Jones
  • Shallow Hal
  • Stuck On You
  • The Heartbreak Kid

Marvin DaughertyMarvin Daugherty

Chief Meteorologist for WITN-TV’s First Alert Weather Team

  • Delivering accurate and precise weather forecasts
    to Eastern Carolina for 25 years
  • Witnessed and reported on almost every major weather event in Eastern Carolina for the past two decades
  • Received the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, one of only 1,600 or so people since 1959

Patsy MarksPatsy Marks
President of Belmont Peanuts
of Southampton, Inc.
  • Owns and operates Belmont Farm in Capron, Virginia in an area called the "Heart of Peanut Country"
  • Belmont House, established in 1790, is on both the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register for Historical Places
  • Belmont Peanuts has grown from scratch into a highly successful, family-run business, shipping her products all over the globe
  • Other crops include cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat and watermelons - grown with careful attention to good environmental practices


Nate McMillanNate McMillan
Head Coach of the NBA Portland Trailblazers

  • Formerly the Head Coach for the Seattle Supersonics
  • 12 years playing NBA basketball for the Supersonics
  • Known in the Seattle community as “Mr. Sonic”
  • Supersonics’ all-time leader in assists and steals
  • One of only four Sonics players to have his number retired


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