William Carey News

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.
Monday, February 1, 2016
The William Carey University Library recently announced that the Frances Winters Hymnology Collection has been cataloged and is available for scholarly research at the Hattiesburg campus.
The collection contains 54 items, including sheet music and hymnals dating back to the 1800s, and has been gathered through donations from private sources.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, was honored as one of Mississippi’s top chief executive officers by the Mississippi Business Journal during a dinner at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson on Jan. 28.
CEOs were selected based on the growth and success of their companies and the CEO’s impact on the company and community. Thirty-six executives from across the state were honored in the categories of nonprofits, rising stars, and large, medium and small companies.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Auditions and interviews for cast and crew positions for the 41st season of Carey Dinner Theatre will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on March 12 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Eleven William Carey University students were inducted into the Alpha Gamma Gamma chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society on Jan. 22.
Inductees include Jared Best of Nashville, Tennessee; Katelyn Courtney of Purvis; Sarah Gibson of Petal; Casey Grinder of Carriere; William Kelly of Aberdeen; Allison McSwain of Petal; Miranda Rester of Sumrall; Rebecca Delaney Smith of Lucedale; Colleen Stewart of Laurel; Katharine Thompson of Columbia; and Elizabeth Whipps of Diamondhead.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
William Carey University will hold General Registration Day for the spring trimester at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi on Feb. 18.
Admissions, business and financial aid personnel will be available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Hattiesburg campus and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Tradition campus.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
William Carey University will hold open tryouts for the inaugural women’s volleyball team on Feb. 19 at Presbyterian Christian High School in Hattiesburg.
Registration will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the high school, which is located at 221 Bonhomie Road.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The William Carey University School of Education sponsors a float in Hattiesburg’s annual Christmas parade. But instead of throwing beads or candy from the float, Carey students, faculty and staff give out books to every child along the parade route. The project not only benefits the children and families who receive the books, but also the students in Carey’s teacher preparation program. The parade project is one of many community service initiatives of the university’s chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre was awarded the second annual Pine Belt Image Award during the Pine Belt chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s annual awards banquet at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg on January 19.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Seventeen works by William Carey University art students have been selected for inclusion in the upcoming Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition, a contest held annually among both public and private universities and colleges throughout the state.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Thirty-eight William Carey University students were inducted into the Mississippi Beta chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on January 14.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
William Carey University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a leader in Mississippi and in the United States in providing excellent online graduate education programs.
Carey is ranked number 25 on the 2016 Best Online Graduate Education Programs list, which was released on December 12 and ranks 267 institutions from across the country. Carey also tied with the University of Mississippi as the state’s top school in the rankings.