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Friday, September 12, 2014

The William Carey University Board of Trustees has approved a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the university's Hattiesburg campus.

At their regular September 4 meeting, the Trustees unanimously approved the recommendation of WCU President Dr. Tommy King to initiate efforts to raise $1.5 million in startup funds for the program. The opening of the program will depend upon WCU's ability to raise the funds.

Mississippi is the only state in the region with only one physical therapy school. The new program’s initial class would include 30 students. The national average salary for physical therapists is $79,860, with practitioners in Mississippi earning higher than this average.

Job Outlook, a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor, predicts the percentage of job growth in physical therapy to be 36 percent, which is above the predicted increase of 20 percent for medical fields. The predicted growth for all occupations is 11 percent.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to Thursday, September 18, 2014
August 26 – September 18, 2014
South Mississippi Art Association
Juried Exhibition of Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylics
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 28 from 4:30 until 6 p.m.
Lucile Parker Gallery, William Carey University