William Carey News

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.
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.