William Carey News

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
William Carey University has achieved the gold level Fit-Friendly Worksite designation from the American Heart Association.
The Fit-Friendly Worksite program recognizes employers who go above and beyond when it comes to employees’ health and rewards organizations for progressive leadership and concern for their staff. To qualify, the worksite must have at least 25 employees and promote a wellness culture that includes offering workers physical activity support and healthy eating options at work. 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Seven William Carey University graduate students have received scholarships from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE). 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) has announced changes regarding financial aid funds issued by the state. The changes apply to Mississippi residents only.
UPDATE: Nine hours per trimester remains the full-time requirement to receive state aid. It was previously reported the new requirement would be 10 hours. 
Forgivable loan programs will only be awarded to renewal applicants. This includes William Winter and all of the nursing funds.
Monday, June 20, 2016
William Carey University announced June 17 the hiring of Dr. Michael Malloy as the dean for the proposed pharmacy school at the WCU Tradition campus in Biloxi. Dr. Janet Williams, associate vice president for health programs, introduced Malloy at a press conference at the Tradition campus.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A collection of aerial photographs on display at the William Carey University Tradition campus combines artistry and concern for our coastal environment.
“Coastal Waterways” by Susan Guice features photographs illustrating the impact man has on the Mississippi and Louisiana waterways. Guice will discuss her work during a reception and presentation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the Tradition campus, located at 19640 Hwy. 67 in Biloxi.
Friday, June 3, 2016
A new report from Best College Values ranks William Carey University as number five on a national list of the most affordable online master’s degrees in elementary education.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Carey Dinner Theatre, the 2016 winner of the Pine Belt Public Image Award for bringing quality family entertainment to the Pine Belt, will celebrate its 41st season with two musicals in June and July at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Imagine you are hiking with friends and someone goes into shock due to an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Paramedics may not make it in time to the remote location, but a drone-based telemedical kit could be a life-saving solution. 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The William Carey University School of Education is now offering two new advanced degrees for educators working with children with emotional or behavioral disorders and a new concentration for early childhood education.
Friday, May 20, 2016
William Carey University awarded honorary degrees to First Lady Deborah Bryant and philanthropist Joe Frank Sanderson Jr. during commencement on May 13 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Thirteen William Carey University theatre students were honored at the 2016 Theatre Awards Dinner. This annual event recognizes the contributions and talents of theatre majors and students of other majors who participate in theatre throughout the academic year. 
Friday, May 20, 2016
William Carey University held its annual honors convocation on April 27 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 
Laura Scovel of Wiggins and Deon Cummings of Hattiesburg were awarded the Jenkins-Chastain Citizenship Award, the highest honor given by the university. This award is presented each year to senior students who have made the most significant contributions to student and campus life in exemplifying qualities of citizenship upheld by the university. 
Other awards presented include:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Mississippi Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools (PREPS) announced May 10 that William Carey University in Hattiesburg has been selected as the new headquarters for the program.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students during the 26th annual Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 4 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Pictured (from left) are Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business; Justin Johnson of Ocean Springs, recipient of the School of Business Scholarship; Lauren Nicole Lee of Hattiesburg, recipient of the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship; and Colby Alan Culbertson of Brookhaven, recipient of the School of Business Scholarship.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership presented the 26th Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 4 at Southern Oak House and Gardens. Brad Pittman, owner of Columbia Block and Brick is the 2016 recipient of the Small Business Leadership Award.
Pittman’s grandfather started the business in 1946 and it is the oldest continuously owned and operated block plant in the state. The family opened a second location in Hattiesburg in 2008.