William Carey News

Friday, March 24, 2017
The new Student Government Association members for 2017-2018 took office during a ceremony on March 9 in the Student Conference Center.
Friday, March 24, 2017

The Hattiesburg Campus of William Carey University has a new mailing address. The address is now:

710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

The actual location of the campus has not changed, only the mailing address.  Faculty and staff should  update records to replace the old Tuscan Avenue address with this new address.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Winter's School of Music and Ministry Studies will present the 2017 Guitar Festival focusing on jazz guitar in three concerts.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Carey Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah, Part Three: A Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, April 2 at First Baptist Church in Laurel. The performance will begin at 6 p.m. and feature William Carey University students as soloists. Dr. Don Odom will conduct with accompaniment by professor Kathy Vail. Admission is free.
Monday, March 20, 2017
The William Carey University Office of Admissions will host its annual Super Saturday event on Saturday, March 25. Super Saturday is an early registration event for new freshmen and transfer students for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017. 
Students will have the opportunity to meet with advisors and register for classes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Campus and at the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) will continue in the summer of 2017 despite the fact that the Tatum Theatre was heavily damaged and its support facilities totally destroyed in a tornado on Jan. 21.


The first step in continuing its rich tradition is the selection of performers and other personnel. Auditions for cast and interviews for crew for CDT’s 42nd season are Saturday, April 8 beginning at 10 a.m. in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Room 112, on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

William Carey University student Jacob Malone is the 2017 recipient of the Michael Iler Memorial Music Scholarship. Malone is a sophomore music education major from Wilmer, Alabama. The Iler Scholarship is given on an annual basis to a worthy instrumental music student. The recipient is selected by the coordinator of instrumental activities and the other instrumental professors. The Iler Scholarship was established in memory of Carey student Michael Iler of Vancleave who died in March 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident caused by an alleged drunk driver. 

Friday, March 3, 2017
William Carey University professors and graduates from the Department of Language and Literature attended the 2017 Mississippi Philological Association meeting held Feb. 10-11 on the campus of the Mississippi Valley State University.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
William Carey University will offer its third annual ACT Camp for rising junior and senior high school students with a desire to attend college. The free camp focuses on helping qualified students reach an ACT score of 21 or higher. Camps will be offered in Hattiesburg and at the Tradition campus in Biloxi. 
The camp at the Tradition campus will be held Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2. The Tradition campus is located at 19640 Hwy. 67, Biloxi, MS 39532. 
Friday, February 24, 2017

The William Carey University School of Education has received a grant to provide training for teachers in several coastal school districts. 


WCU received the $97,139 Improving Teacher Quality grant under Title II of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This is the third year Carey has received a grant through the program, and the second consecutive year the grant has been based on WCU’s Tradition campus.


Thursday, February 23, 2017
College Choice has ranked William Carey University’s Master of Education program as #14 in the country. 
Busy educators who want to put aside time to deepen their expertise might not be able to add a new commute to their lives in order to go to night classes. Online education degrees provide educators with the flexibility to thrive in their current jobs and complete a new, career-advancing degree.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Anna McDaniel was crowned Miss William Carey University on Jan. 20. McDaniel is a freshman from Toomsuba and is the daughter of Brad McDaniel and Lisa McDaniel. She is majoring in mass communication with a minor in public relations. She is a member of Carey Chorale and Carey Company and works at Common Grounds, the coffee shop on campus. McDaniel said she enjoys singing at events, especially for the Jimmy Rodgers Foundation in Meridian. 
Monday, February 20, 2017
The William Carey University Honor Band Clinic will present a concert series March 2-4 at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg. 
“We are blessed to have this opportunity to perform at the Saenger Theater and grateful to the leadership of Main Street Methodist Church and the historic Saenger Theatre for making this a reality,” said Wes Dykes, coordinator of instrumental activities. One of the bands will rehearse at Main Street Methodist Church.
WCU’s Thomas Fine Arts Center was one of the buildings severely damaged during the tornado that hit campus on Jan. 21. The Winters School of Music is conducting classes at Hardy Street Baptist Church until the repairs on Thomas Hall are complete. Dykes said the Carey Honor Band Clinic, celebrating its fifth year, has become an event anticipated by students and directors all across the region.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Students begin moving back to campus at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Vans and trucks will be available to assist students moving from USM.
“We feel like it’s going to be a good weekend,” said Valerie Bridgeforth, director of student services. “We’re really excited about having everybody back."
Although students are moving back to the dorms and faculty and staff are preparing for spring classes to start on Monday, Feb. 20, there are still many construction areas around campus.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Spring classes begin Feb. 20
Nearly one month after an EF3 tornado tore through campus, William Carey University will welcome students back for spring trimester.
Students will return to campus on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19. Spring classes start Feb. 20. Director of Student Services Valerie Bridgeforth toured the dormitories on Thursday and was impressed with the progress that has been made. “It really does look and feel amazing,” she said.