Alumni Relations

From the Director

Dear Alumni,

I sincerely wish for you good health and safety throughout this difficult time.  Chowan alumni are literally located all over the world with many in so-called “hot spots.”  We pray for your well-being and that of your family and friends.

Like many of you, we can’t imagine a spring without our alumni and families here on campus. Your energy, dedication, and perspective add so much to this community.  We were so disappointed that the Coach Jim Garrison Memorial Roast, which was scheduled for April 17th, had to be postponed.  Many alumni had already made plans to attend this fun-filled event.  I will let you know the new date when it is selected.  A special thanks to those who are working to make this event memorable.

2020 Homecoming is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th.  I look forward to your returning to campus for what is always a wonderful time to recognize our Chowan heritage.  You will be receiving details about the Blue and White Celebration, the Distinguished Alumni Dinner, the game, and other activities later this summer.

You have probably already heard that graduation will take place on December 19, 2020.  This will be a special time to honor all 2020 graduates.  Details will be announced in early fall.

We miss seeing you in person. You make Chowan extraordinary, and we look forward to reconnecting with you in celebration as soon as we are able.  Remember to stay CHOWAN STRONG!

Best regards,

Kay Thomas
Director of Alumni Relations

Gallery of Distinguished Alumni

Since 1848, Chowan University has educated thousands of young people from all parts of the globe. Many of these graduates have gone on to distinguish themselves in their chosen careers and in service to their communities.

In addition to being featured online, The Distinguished Gallery of Graduates is located on the ground floor of the historic McDowell Columns Building at the heart of the Chowan University campus. This display recognizes those graduates who have set the standard for all Chowan alumni. We are honored to recognize them for their outstanding accomplishments. 

Josh Bryson
Teresa Futrell Jenkins
Darlene Keene
Sean McClafferty
Fred Vinson
Professional Sports
Roy Henderson
Linda Moore
Jena'y Nelson
E. Lee Stephens, III
James T. Sterling