William Carey News

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Jerry and Bobbye Rankin spoke at the annual Carey Lecture on September 7 at William Carey University. The Rankins recently retired after 40 years of missionary service with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. During the lecture they shared some of their experiences during the 23 years they served in South and Southeast Asia. Dr. Rankin is an adjunct professor of missions at William Carey University and Mississippi College. Both are natives of Mississippi and attended Mississippi College. They currently live in Clinton. 
Thursday, September 8, 2016
William Carey University’s School of Education has reached its highest enrollment on record with 1,319 students, exceeding last fall’s record of 1,270 students.
Dr. Ben Burnett, dean of the School of Education, attributes the growth to the school working to meet the needs of educators throughout the state and the addition of online classes which makes it easier for busy students to pursue their degrees. The School of Education has also seen the number of students pursuing doctoral degrees increase from 19 last fall to 90 this year.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Spirit of Carey has been invited to perform at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida on November 12. During the trip, November 11-15, the band also will perform at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission, in churches, and in schools.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Sept. 9 at Oddfellows Gallery
William Carey University will show work by the Walter Inglis Anderson family at Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg from Sept. 8 – Oct. 15. This exhibit will mark the first time the university’s collection of works by three generations of the Anderson family will be exhibited together at an off-campus location. 
Friday, August 26, 2016
Sam Whichard lost his wife of 41 years to cancer. Now he is fighting the disease. The professional care and personal attention he and his wife received has led him to make a contribution that will further healthcare education in Mississippi.
He is honoring his wife’s memory by establishing the Martha Elizabeth Whichard Endowed Chair of Nursing at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi. 
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Former Gov. William F. Winter was the guest speaker at the sixth annual William Carey University scholarship dinner held Aug. 16 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg. The evening included a VIP reception, dinner with musical entertainment from the Carey Chorale, scholarship presentations, and Winter’s address. The dinner raised more than $1 million for scholarships for Carey students.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The South Mississippi Art Association Juried Exhibition is currently on display at the Lucile Parker Gallery. Andrea Kostyal of Hattiesburg received Best of Show for her Café du Monde painting. Pictured (from left) are gallery director and William Carey University art professor Ed Ford, second place; Kostyal; Danny Rawls, first place; and Ray Glenn, honorable mention. JoAnn Adams (not pictured) received third place. The Lucile Parker Gallery is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue on the William Carey University campus. Gallery hours are 1 – 4 p.m.

Monday, August 15, 2016
William Carey University will hold general registration for the fall term on Wednesday, August 17 at the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses.
Admissions personnel will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hattiesburg campus and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed noon-1) at the Tradition campus.
New students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions personnel and faculty advisors, register for fall classes and tour the university. The fall term begins Monday, August 22.
Monday, August 15, 2016
The William Carey University Christian ministries department will present “Make a Defense,” an apologetics conference with Dr. Norman Geisler, September 11-13 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Apologetics is the branch of Christianity that deals with the defense and establishment of the Christian faith. The word derives its meaning from the Greek word apologia, meaning a “reasoned defense.”
Thursday, August 4, 2016
William Carey University professor Lorie Watkins Massey will participate in a panel titled “William Faulkner, His Life and Writings” at the Mississippi Book Festival. The panel discussion will be held at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, August 20 in the State Capitol, room 201H. 
Monday, July 25, 2016
William Carey University announced July 22 that DJ Pulley has been named athletic director. Pulley will replace Coach Steve Knight as athletic director; Knight will remain on staff as the men’s head basketball coach.
Friday, July 22, 2016
William Carey University will award degrees to 430 students during four commencement ceremonies August 5-6, 2016. All ceremonies will be held in Smith Auditorium of Thomas Fine Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus. “Combined with spring commencement, WCU has graduated more than a thousand students for six consecutive years,” said President Tommy King.
The schedule and guest speakers are as follows:
Thursday, July 21, 2016
When that final bell of the school year rings, studying is the last thing on many students’ minds as they head into summer vacation. But nearly 80 students recently spent three days at William Carey University studying, taking tests, and learning tips to improve their ACT scores.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Anna Beth Bryant, a graduate of William Carey University, was recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for her medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson at the annual scholarship ceremony.  Bryant is the daughter of Charles and Maria Bryant of Moselle.