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Friday, August 26, 2016
Sam Whichard lost his wife of 41 years to cancer. Now he is fighting the disease. The professional care and personal attention he and his wife received has led him to make a contribution that will further healthcare education in Mississippi.
He is honoring his wife’s memory by establishing the Martha Elizabeth Whichard Endowed Chair of Nursing at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi. 
Whichard, a native of Gulfport and long-time Perkinston resident, said the people of the coastal counties benefit from an abundance of vibrant, growing education institutions such as William Carey University at Tradition, Tulane University, University of Southern Mississippi, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. “They all make a footprint, and it is evident there is a vision that I do not remember in my youth. I am particularly excited by the multiplicity of health programs intact or in development at WCU such as nursing, physical therapy, osteopathic medicine, and pharmacy. My gift in Martha’s name to WCU is small, but I know that it will be used effectively.”

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Sunday, September 11, 2016 to Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 11-13, 2016

Dr. Norman Geisler, speaker


Why I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist - Sunday, September 11 at 6 p.m. in Smith Auditorium

The Bible: Are There Any Errors? - Monday, September 12 from 9 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. in Smith Auditorium

The Resurrection: Its Nature and Importance - Tuesday, September 13 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Student Conference Center in Wilkes Hall. 

Registration fee is $25 for all events and students may attend for free. 

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For more information, please contact Dr. Brett Golson at 601-318-6431 or