Carey 250

Dr. William Carey

August 17, 1761 - June 9, 1834




Carey 250 Schedule at William Carey University


William Carey University Awards Doctor of Divinity to Serampore College Principal


One Day Seminar at Serampore College Honoring William Carey's 250th Birth Anniversary (March, 2011)


Serampore College, Liturgy of Worship Celebration (William Carey's 250th Birth Anniversary)


Release and Presentation at Serampore College of New Book Commemorating William Carey's 250th Birth Year (March, 2011)


Carey 250 Art Exhibition Notice on Google    (PDF of Art Exhibit Notice)    The Cobbler Article about Art Exhibit







Articles in the William Carey University magazine


Bennie R. Crockett, Jr., and Myron C. Noonkester, "The Life and Legacy of William Carey." William Carey University Magazine (Spring 2011).

"Westminster Abbey Lectern," [A Gift in 1949 from the Baptist Missionary Society in Memory of William Carey].  William Carey University Magazine (Summer 2011).

"Carey 250: Celebrating the Life of William Carey," [with Rev. David and Beth Gamston]. William Carey University Magazine (Fall 2011):4-5.



Dedication of William Carey Statue, November 17, 2011


Program, Dedication of the Statue of William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834), “Carey Turns to the World”

WCU Celebrates 250th Anniversary of William's Carey's Birth (WCU website news article)

WCU Dedicates Statue of Namesake to Celebrate 250th Birthday (WCU website news article)

Ed Kemp, "William Carey unveils statue of its founder," Hattiesburg American, (November 17, 2011).

          Jeff Daley, "William Carey celebrates birth of namesake with statue dedication," WDAM (November 17, 2011).

Mercer Morrison, "WCU dedicates statue of namesake to celebrate 250th birthday," WDAM Neighborhoods, Lamar County (November 17, 2011).

"WCU dedicates statue of namesake," Laurel Leader Call (November 20, 2011).

Christopher Dixon, "Carey statue arrives on campus," The Cobbler, 56/4 (November 18, 2011):3.

Chapel Program, Celebrating the 250-Year Birth Date of the Father of Modern Missions: William Carey


Articles in the Student Newspaper--The Cobbler, October 26, 2011

Myron C. Noonkester, "Carey’s influences, circumstances deserve consideration," The Cobbler, 56/3 (October 26, 2011):3, 8.

"Gallery welcomes Carey art," The Cobbler, 56/3 (October 26, 2011):3.

Joshua Wilson, "Gamston speaks at Carey lecture," The Cobbler, 56/3 (October 26, 2011):2.

Christopher Dixon, "The Childhood Beginnings of a Master Linguist, Carey Center houses namesake's spelling book," The Cobbler, 56/3 (October 26, 2011):6.

________, "[Carey] Center offers look into life, work of Carey," The Cobbler, 56/3 (October 26, 2011):6.


William Carey Celebrates 250th Birthday Anniversary


William Carey's 250th birthday celebration occurred at William Carey University on the first day of fall classes, August 22, 2011.  A thematic cake was presented, and a newly-acquired Grosvenor Prints, 1813 lithograph of Dr. Carey and His Brahmin Pundit was unveiled.


Carey 250 Birthday Party Announcement




Dr. Carey's 250th

Birthday  Cake

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Candle Ceremony, Students

Carey Center, Co-Directors on Dr. Carey's Birthday

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Dr. Noonkester Introduces

the Birthday Celebration

Candle Ceremony, Faculty

Portrait Unveiling

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Dr. Noonkester Describes

250 Candles!

Candle Ceremony, Students

Drs. King, Noonkester, and Crockett

























William Carey University Celebration - News Stories

"Carey 250th birthday party held," The Cobbler, 56/2 (September 22, 2011):7.

Carl McInnis, "Honoring Carey through art," The Cobbler, 56/2 (September 22, 2011):3.

"William Carey celebrates 250th anniversary," Hattiesburg American (August 22, 2011).

        HTML Version (7 pp. with photos)    Scanned Print Version

"Carey celebrates namesake's 250th birthday," Hattiesburg American (September 2, 2011).

"College News," The Baptist Record, 135/36 (September 15, 2011):9.


Other News Stories about Carey's 250th Birthday Anniversary

"Colourful tribute to pioneer William," Evening Telegraph (September 26, 2011).

"Celebration of 250th Birth Anniversary of Rev. WILLIAM CAREY," The Agri-Horticultural Society of India (September 22, 2011).
William Carey's 250th Birth Anniversary Celebrated," (September 24, 2011).

Timothy George, "William Carey at 250," Florida Baptist Witness (August 25, 2011).

Timothy George, "William Carey at 250," The Gospel Coalition (August 19, 2011).

"Northants celebrates 250th anniversary of William Carey," BBC News (18 August 2011).

"Plaque pays tribute to William Carey," Northampton Chronicle and Echo (August 18, 2011).

"Celebrating Carey - a man on mission," Northampton Chronicle and Echo (August 8, 2011).

Roger Hayden, "William Carey: 250 years of mission," The Baptist Times (July 15, 2011):8.

Mark Craig, "Facing a task unfinished," The Baptist Times (July 15, 2011):9.

Edward Williams, "Carey's Bengal legacy," The Baptist Times (July 15, 2011):9.

"Carey celebrations countdown (full list)," BMS World Mission (August 21, 2011).

"Flower power resurrects Carey legacy," The Times of India (February 9, 2012).

"Rev. Dr. William Carey, 250th Birth Anniversary of the Founder of the Agri Horticultural Society of India."  AHSI Hortinews, 1 (December 2011):2, 4-5, 16. arch 6, 2012]




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Created:    September 1, 2011            Updated:    June 12, 2013