William Carey News

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 25 - Cheryl Maqueda, assistant professor of Spanish at William Carey University, was recently honored as the Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA) Teacher of Excellence. She was also re-elected as president of the Mississippi chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in November.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 25, 2013 - Dr. Clarke Millette, professor of anatomy at William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), has been selected to serve as a grant application reviewer for the Patient Center Oriented Research Initiative (PCORI) Program. PCORI is a national program that was established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to fund major efforts intended to improve the American health care system. The program is governed by a 21-member Board of Governors and a 17-member Methodology Committee, which are appointed by the U.S.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 23, 2013 - William Carey University will host the 4th Annual Hoops for Habitat featuring the Harlem Wizards on Friday, February 8 in the WCU gymnasium. The Harlem Wizards, a professional performance basketball team, will square off against the Habitat Hoopsters, a team including volunteers from Habitat for Humanity, The Arc, the Boys & Girls Club, The Children’s Center, The DuBard School, and Homes of Hope. All proceeds will go towards Habitat for Humanity’s spring and summer projects.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 17, 2013 - Dr. Mark Malone, professor of music at William Carey University, recently presented an inter-disciplinary session entitled, “The Mississippi Blues Trail and Beyond” at the 2013 Hawaii University International Conference (HUIC) of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Convention in Honolulu.  Held January 6-8 in the Ala Moana Hotel, the conference featured professors and professionals sharing their expertise on varied topics. Dr.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss. January 16, 2013 - Dr. Rizwan Hamid, associate professor of pediatrics and cancer genetics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., will speak at the William Carey Collegium on January 17 at 4 p.m. in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building. Dr. Hamid will present a talk titled, “The Impending Genetic Revolution and How It Will Change Your Life.” The Carey Collegium is sponsored by the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, an organization for students who have achieved top academic honors.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 11, 2013 - (left to right) Shown congratulating William Carey University cross-country star Joash Osoro upon receiving the Larry & Sarah Kennedy-First Baptist Church of Laurel Scholarship is Sarah Kennedy, wife of former president Dr. Larry W. Kennedy. This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at WCU who demonstrate academic achievement. Osoro, a senior nursing major, is originally from Kenya and grew up in Bismark, N.D.

Friday, January 11, 2013

 William Carey University has been recognized by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to a better environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions as a participant in the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 10, 2013 - The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit “Transformation: Three Women, the Alchemy of Friendship: Clay, Paper, and Fiber” on Thursday, January 17, from 5-6 p.m. The exhibit, which is on display January 14-31 (except January 21 for a holiday),  features ceramics, works on paper, and fiber art by Claudia Cartee, Barbara-Ann Carver-Hunt, and Amanda Lovitt-Call. The reception and exhibit are open to the public.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


The Christmas edition of The Cobbler is now available. This edition features a year-in-review look at 2012 and many other exciting stories and features.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 20, 2012 - William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) student Whitney Danjack “Dan” Lynch of Seminary recently received The Lois S. McKenzie Humanitarian COM Restricted Scholarship. Chosen by the dean of the WCUCOM, the scholarship is awarded to a top second - year WCUCOM student from South Mississippi who shows an interest in practicing medicine in Mississippi and working with the elderly. The scholarship was established by Lois S. McKenzie’s son, Joel McKenzie of Foxworth.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 20, 2012 - William Carey University inducted 23 new members, all students on the Hattiesburg campus, into the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on December 19. Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate class members, and WCU students must have at least a 3.70 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 12, 2012 - William Carey University hosted a Christmas dinner in Wilkes Dining Hall followed by the annual “Christmas Vespers and Hanging of the Green ” service in Smith Auditorium in the Thomas Fine Arts Center on December 6.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 12, 2012 - William Carey University student-athletes Anna-Lauren Fontenot and Alex Lahasky were presented with the David M. Halbrook Award. The awards were presented during the Halbrook Awards Luncheon held at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center in October as part of the 79th annual Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities (MAC) Conference hosted by WCU.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 6, 2012 - William Carey University is offering unique classes during the J-Term, January 7-11, 2013, on all three campuses. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 21.