William Carey News
The William Carey University School of Education will host the Gulf South Teaching Pedagogy Conference November 11-12. The conference theme is impacting classrooms by using pedagogy that promotes Common Core curriculum and learning mastery.
A new agreement between Millsaps College and the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine guarantees admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine for qualified Millsaps graduates. The agreement was signed November 2 by Dr. Keith Dunn, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of Millsaps College, and Dr. Jim Weir, associate dean, student affairs and professor of biomedical sciences (pathology) at William Carey University.
William Carey University is the safest college in Mississippi, according to rankings released by BackgroundChecks.org.
The Mississippi Association of School Administrators (MASA) presented Dr. Ben Burnett the Golden Lamp Award during the fall leadership conference on October 18 in Jackson.
The William Carey University admissions office will host the 9th annual Pine Belt College Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Conference Center, located in Wilkes Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.
The City of Hattiesburg presented a resolution on Oct. 18 recognizing William Carey University’s presence in Hattiesburg for 110 years. The school traces its beginning to the Pearl River Boarding School, which opened in 1892 in Poplarville. Following a fire in 1905, the school moved to Hattiesburg and reopened in 1906 with the new name South Mississippi College. Over the years, the university underwent other name changes including Mississippi Woman’s College (1911-1954) and William Carey College (1954-2006).
Patrick Dickson of Mount Olive was awarded a scholarship from the Education Foundation of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dickson is a senior accounting major at William Carey University; he has a 4.0 GPA in accounting and a 3.30 GPA overall. He is a member of the WCU golf team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and participates in intramural sports.
The William Carey University Tradition campus will present “Anderson, A Mississippi Legacy,” an exhibit featuring works by three generations of the Walter Inglis Anderson family from October 19 – November 11. A reception will be held Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the administration building.
A donation of playground equipment was a “true blessing,” said Janet Baldwin, director of the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center. William Carey University donated the swing set and see-saw that were used during the recent production of “How to Eat Like a Child.” Music professor Connie Roberts said rather than take the set apart at the end of the show, she contacted Baldwin to see if the center could use it for its playground.
The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation’s Ann Morris Memorial Fund recently awarded $10,000 to the William Carey University Quality of Life Project, which pairs students with adults with intellectual disabilities. The money will support recreational and educational projects.