William Carey News

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A major thoroughfare to the William Carey University Hattiesburg campus has been renamed to give greater visibility to the university.
After receiving a recommendation from the Hattiesburg Planning Commission, the Hattiesburg City Council on December 8 unanimously approved the renaming of Helveston Road and one block of Penton Street to William Carey Parkway. The streets, now under the new unified name, connect U.S. 49 to Tuscan Avenue.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Furry friends from the Hub City Humane Society will be the guests of honor at the William Carey University Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art from 1 until 4 p.m. on December 15.
Kittens and puppies will be on hand to provide stress relief for students in the midst of exams or others who just need a little love from the shelter animals. The event will be held to promote the museum’s current exhibit, “All Creatures Great and Small,” a collection of paintings from Mississippi artists featuring animals.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
William Carey University inducted 21 students into the Alpha Beta Circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society on December 3 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Potential applicants to the William Carey University Doctor of Physical Therapy program are invited to attend an information session from 9 until 11 a.m. on December 14 in the Kresge Room of the Thomas Building on the Hattiesburg campus.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Today is #GivingTuesday, a day born of a growing movement for generosity following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Countless organizations across the United States will benefit from generous donors today.
Please consider a gift to William Carey University. Your gift makes our growth possible. In the past few years, enrollment has skyrocketed – and so have our needs. With 90 percent of our students receiving financial assistance and space at a premium, funds are needed for scholarships and for capital projects. 
Monday, November 30, 2015
William Carey University will offer scholarships for participation in the university’s inaugural archery team beginning in August 2016.
Students interested in archery at Carey must meet all of the requirements for admission to the university and must also try out for the team. The team is coached by Carey graduate Liam Openshaw and is currently in the organizational stages. Darryn Cook-Kelley, Carey’s intramural sports coordinator, will be the staff sponsor.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Theodore “Ted” Lane Jr., a junior music performance major at William Carey University, was awarded the Hub Award Leadership and Service Scholarship during the annual award dinner and program on November 17 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Miranda Beard, assistant news content director and anchor for WDAM-TV, will be the speaker for the William Carey University Christian Leadership Lecture at 9:25 a.m. on December 2 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
Friday, November 20, 2015
A guide for students seeking an online education recently ranked William Carey University as a “Best Online College” in Mississippi.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Madison Peyton, a junior biology major from Hattiesburg, was crowned Miss William Carey University 2016 during the annual scholarship pageant on November 19 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
Peyton, the daughter of Patti Peyton and the late Thomas Peyton Jr., won the pageant’s preliminary contests in evening gown, interview and talent. She was also the recipient of the Amy E. Allen Cash Award for the highest grade point average. Peyton was crowned by Katie Sims of Purvis, Miss WCU 2015.
Friday, November 20, 2015

William Carey University classes, both day and night, will not meet the week of November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 25-27. Regular operating schedules and class meetings will resume on Monday, November 30. For more information on closings, contact the university switchboard at (601) 318-6051. During the Thanksgiving break, campus security will be available by calling (601) 318-6300.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The William Carey University Theatre will present “Herbert and the Magic Mirror,” an original play for children by Jeanna Graves, at 7 p.m. on December 10-12 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.
The play is about cousins Shelby and Robert as they spend the afternoon with a “strange little guy” who comes out of their grandmother’s old mirror. Herbert likes to play games, tell jokes, learn new words and have fun. With friend Susie, they learn not to judge people.