William Carey News

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 26, 2013 - The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University will feature “An Exhibit of Works by Lucile Parker from the Brian Blair Collection” August 26 – September 20. An opening reception will be held on August 29 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. The gallery is now located at 512 Tuscan, on the bottom floor of the two-story building at the corner of Tuscan Avenue and Cherry Street.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 23, 2013 - William Carey University hosted a Dedication Ceremony for Davis Hall, the newest women’s resident facility on the Hattiesburg campus, on August 22. The residence hall is named for Ralph and Cora Joyce Davis, alumni of Mississippi Woman’s College (WCU’s predecessor). Located directly behind Byrd Hall on the south end of campus, Davis Hall accommodates nearly 100 women to relieve the school’s housing crunch.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 21, 2013 - Brittney J. Brown, a second-year William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) student from Poplarville, recently received the Asbury Award for Academic Excellence. The Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg endowed the award to recognize the student from the Asbury service area who achieves the highest grade point average during his/her freshman year.  Mr. William K. “Bill” Ray, president and CEO of the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg, Inc., presented Brown with a check to apply to her medical education and Dr.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 21, 2013 - William Carey University will hold the annual Endowed Scholarship Dinner featuring keynote speaker Sen. Roger Wicker at Southern Oaks House and Gardens on August 27. The evening will consist of a VIP reception and a dinner with musical entertainment by Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick, who completed her first year of medical school at WCU, and an address by Sen. Wicker.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 14, 2013 - Second-year William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) student Binh Q. Vu of Houston, Texas, has been chosen by the American Osteopathic Foundation’s (AOF) Board of Directors and its Committee on Grants and Awards to receive a 2013 Welch Scholars Grant for $2,000. Students were selected based on their academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, commitment to osteopathic medicine, and financial need.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 13, 2013 - The William Carey University Smith Rouse Library will present an exhibit of its Bible facsimiles collection in the main foyer of the library on August 22-23 and August 26-30 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This collection of Bible facsimiles demonstrates the development of Biblical translations that gradually served to place the Bible into the hands of laypersons, as well as how translations were impacted by the works of certain preceding translations. The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 13, 2013 - Celebrations of the 252nd birthday of Dr. William Carey, the “Father of Modern Missions” and William Carey University’s namesake will be held at 18 sites throughout the month. Carey was born on August 17, 1761, and each year, as part of Worldwide Carey Day, the university hosts gatherings and encourages alumni, students, and others associated with the university to honor his life.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tradition, Miss., August 8, 2013 - William Carey University student Lucy Landry of Biloxi was awarded The Betty Dettre Visual Arts Scholarship on August 6 during a luncheon at the Country Club of Jackson. Mrs. Betty Dettre, a visual artist, established The Betty Body Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., which is a special collection of research material on women artists.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 5, 2013 - William Carey University will host “An Evening with Keri Alkema,” featuring the rising opera star, on Thursday August 29, at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. Admission is free.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 1, 2013 -  William Carey University welcomed a new class to the Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program on July 31.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 - The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) welcomed new medical students with orientation activities beginning July 29. Included in the three-day orientation schedule are welcoming sessions, distribution of medical instruments, lectures on study skills, overviews of courses, a student organization fair, a breakfast sponsored by Crowne Apartments, and a Mississippi State Medical Association membership recruitment reception.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 - Approximately 500 students will receive degrees at William Carey University in one of four graduation ceremonies August 9-10. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, will preside at the ceremonies, which are for undergraduate and graduate students of the New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and Tradition campuses.

The ceremony for students on the New Orleans campus is Friday, August 9, at 5 p.m. in Leavell Chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The speaker for the ceremony is Dr. Janet Williams, dean of the WCU School of Nursing.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 - William Carey University will hold orientation for all new undergraduate students, including both freshmen and transfer students, at noon on Friday, August 23 in Clinton Gymnasium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 -

William Carey University’s Center for Creative Scholars held the 43rd Annual Creativity Workshop for children grades K-12 on the Hattiesburg campus July 22-24. Nearly 100 children and teenagers participated in the workshop.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Biloxi, Miss., July 29, 2013 - William Carey University’s Tradition Campus, located on Highway 67 in Biloxi, is offering a new Saturday Business Program that will be available beginning in the Fall 2013. Offered for the convenience of working individuals, the program courses will be held on Saturdays and will allow students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Management/Marketing.