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Welcome to the Biology Department

Biology is the scientific study of living things.  As simple as this sounds, students majoring in biology enter an exciting world with a dazzling array of sub-disciplines and career possibilities.  Although studying this world can be intimidating, there are core principles and competencies that unite all of the sub-disciplines.  It is our privilege to introduce you to the biological world, help you make sense of it, and provide you with tools to become a successful practitioner in the field of your choice.

The department offers degree programs ranging from those designed to provide requirements for entry into specific professional programs (e.g., medical, dental, or veterinary), to those that provide maximum flexibility for you to customize a course of study that matches your interests, meets requirements for entry into graduate programs, or prepares you for employment immediately after graduation.  We view your time in the Department of Biology as a collaboration between you, our department faculty members, and the Chowan community at large.  Together, our goal is to provide you with opportunities to acquire an education that fuels your passions, meets your professional needs, and serves you long after you leave Chowan.

Modernize Chowan's Science Labs
Calling all alumni and friends of the Science Department to help upgrade our science labs on campus. We encourage those who give to make gifts in honor of current or former professors of sciences. With 35 gifts to this challenge, a $63,000 contribution from Warren Chancey, Dr. Harold Babb, Betty Meiggs, Mick Outten and Jamie Johnson will be made to the Science Department.
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Join Linda Weaver, Board of Trustee Member, in celebrating our 175th Birthday
Linda Weaver is challenging the Chowan Family to help us celebrate this monumental milestone of 175 years. When 30 gifts are made of $175+, Linda’s generous contribution of $5,000 will be unlocked to the Chowan Fund. All gifts of $175+ will also receive a limited edition commemorative etched glass.
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First Time Donors Challenge
This challenge encourages donors to make their first gift to Chowan. At the end of Chowan Gives, a name from the first time donors list will be drawn and that person will select an area of his/her choice for the $1,000 bonus. Lynette Bunch, Board of Trustee member, encourages you to make your first gift to Chowan!
Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce, Let's Eat Off-Campus-Student Challenge
Students who donate $17.50 or more during Chowan Gives will be eligible for a random drawing for gift cards to area restaurants, etc. This challenge is brought to you by the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce!
Scholarship Challenge
The Sheryl Brown Whitley Scholarship in Business was established in Sheryl’s memory by her parents. Wayne and Shirley Brown challenge you to support the scholarship program by making a gift in memory or honor of someone important to you. When 50 gifts are given to support any scholarship endowment, their gift of $20,000 will be unlocked and fully realized.
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1965 Red Hot Ford Mustang Fastback Challenge
Alumnus Barry Bradberry, Class of 1973, is sponsoring this challenge. Barry drove a 1965 red Ford Mustang Fastback when he was a student at Chowan and he still owns and drives it today! The car was featured in the movie “Dare to Be.” 25 gifts of $19.65 or more will unlock his donation of $1,000. Donations will be placed in the Alumni Loyalty Fund.
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The 175th Donor Challenge
The donor who makes the 175th contribution during Chowan Gives will unlock a $500 gift to the area of their choice from Elaine Myers, Board of Trustee member and a 175th Celebration Committee member.
Rush Hour Power Hour
Win a starbucks $10 digital gift card between the hours of 8 am-9 am on April 5th when you donate $25.00+. 10 names will be drawn. This challenge is brought to you by Alumni Council President, Maurice Fluitt.
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