William Carey News

Thursday, February 25, 2016
The William Carey University Cultural Society Alumni Chapter awarded a scholarship to Carey freshman Aubreanna Moffett of Mount Olive during a membership dinner at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Hattiesburg on Feb. 20.
The scholarship was presented to Moffett by Dennis Miller, a 1988 graduate and chapter president, and Linda Montgomery, a 1985 graduate and chapter secretary.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Both campuses of William Carey University, including the main campus in Hattiesburg and the Tradition campus in Biloxi, will close early today (Tuesday, Feb. 23) as a result of anticipated severe weather conditions this afternoon and into this evening.​
The Tradition campus will close at 1 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. closing for the Hattiesburg campus. Tuesday evening classes on both campuses are also cancelled.
Friday, February 19, 2016
A partnership between William Carey University and Hattiesburg High School has been named as one of the top community partnerships in the state by the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education, a network of educators and community partners.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Department of Language and Literature represented William Carey University at the 2016 meeting of the Mississippi Philological Association from Feb. 12-13 on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.
Dr. Allison Chestnut, professor of language and literature, read her essay, “Ice, Ice Baby: A Look at Imagery in Moira Crone’s The Ice Garden” and Dr. Lorie Watkins Massey, associate professor of language and literature, read her essay, “Everybody Knows About Mississippi?”
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Dr. Robert Fortenberry, superintendent of Jackson Public Schools from 1973-1990, will be the featured speaker for the William Carey University Lecture Series at noon on Feb. 25 in the Student Conference Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
Fortenberry’s lecture, “Celebrating Progress, Seeking Solutions,” will be presented as part of the university’s commemoration of African-American History Month. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Representatives from the William Carey University student newspaper, The Cobbler, attended the College Media Institute’s Sports Reporting Training Camp from Feb. 11-14 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Osmo Visuri is a name unknown to most Mississippians.
However, the very mention of the name brings a smile to the face of Mary Pyle of Gulfport as she recalls the colorful, adventurous character who is forever imprinted in her memory. She hopes to soon share her memories of Visuri, along with some of Visuri’s unique watercolor paintings, during a special exhibit at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi from Feb. 25 through March 31.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Vivian Clark of Perkinston, a senior at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi, was recently awarded a $1,800 scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international philanthropic and educational organization promoting increased educational opportunities for women.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Charlene Bevelyn Exposé, author of “On the Land of My Father: A Farm Upbringing in Segregated Mississippi,” presented the latest installment of the University Lecture Series at the William Carey University Hattiesburg campus on Feb. 4.
During the lecture, Exposé detailed her early life and upbringing on a cotton farm in the Improve community of south Mississippi in the 1940s and 1950s. The lecture was part of the university’s commemoration of African-American History Month.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Dr. Daniel Browning Jr., a professor of religion, and Eric Warren, a senior from Mobile, Alabama, were recently honored as the William Carey University HEADWAE faculty and student honorees.
An acronym for Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence, HEADWAE was established by the Mississippi Legislature in 1987 to honor individuals on campuses who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The William Carey University Lucile Parker Gallery will feature an exhibit of watercolors by McComb native and retired art teacher Dana Stratton from Feb. 2 through March 3.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the gallery, which is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg.
Monday, February 1, 2016
For the second consecutive year, the William Carey University School of Education has been awarded a $90,000 grant for teacher quality improvement under Title II of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.