William Carey News
Deanna Graves, admissions application manager at William Carey University, was awarded the William Faulkner Literary Award for Best One Act Play at the Tallahatchie RiverFest Kickoff Community Luncheon in New Albany on September 26.
The award is given by the event’s sponsor, the Tallahatchie RiverFest Association. Graves’ play, titled “Rhubarb,” was selected as the winner among entries from 17 states as well as Brazil and New Zealand.
Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee will be the speaker at the annual Christian Leadership Lecture at William Carey University on October 15.
The event will begin at 9:25 a.m. in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
Magee was elected mayor of Laurel in 2013. He previously served on the Laurel City Council for 16 years beginning in 1997. He was Council president in 2001 and from 2004-2006.
William Carey University has been selected out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools as a recipient of a Best Value School award issued by University Research & Review (URR), a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school. Carey is one of only two Mississippi institutions selected for this honor.
Victory Media, the leading media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named William Carey University a Military Friendly® School for the sixth consecutive year.
The designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University will host “Fractured Space,” an exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Mississippi artist Patt Odom, from September 23 until October 16.
The opening reception for the exhibit is 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 25.
William Carey University President Dr. Tommy King has been elected chairman-elect of the Consortium for Global Education, a nonprofit organization committed to quality programs of international education.
Dr. King’s election occurred during the consortium’s 27th annual meeting September 17-19 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
The William Carey University Theatre will present Tony Award winning playwright Mary Zimmerman’s “Scenes from Argonautika” (The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts) October 9 through 11 and 16 through 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre.
The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation has awarded William Carey University $20,000 to benefit programs that assist adults with intellectual disabilities.
The $20,000 grant is divided into two $10,000 grants. One of the grants is for “Harnessing Adults’ Full Potential Through Music Therapy,” which provides music therapy services to adults with intellectual disabilities at day rehabilitation centers. The goal of the program is to increase acquisition of skill building and to promote activities for daily living.
The William Carey University Board of Trustees has approved a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the university's Hattiesburg campus.
At their regular September 4 meeting, the Trustees unanimously approved the recommendation of WCU President Dr. Tommy King to initiate efforts to raise $1.5 million in startup funds for the program. The opening of the program will depend upon WCU's ability to raise the funds.
The annual William Carey University scholarship dinner, featuring University of Mississippi Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Robert C. Khayat as keynote speaker, was held on September 9 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens.
The theme for the scholarship dinner was “The Education of a Lifetime: Actions, Not Words,” adapted from the title of Khayat’s recently published autobiography and from the university’s 2014-2015 theme.
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 college rankings and William Carey University again earned several prestigious honors.
WCU, which has campuses in Hattiesburg and Biloxi, Mississippi, was named a top tier “Best Regional University in the South,” ranking 37 out of the 126 universities listed. The rankings include both public and private universities in the southern United States, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky.
William Carey University’s inaugural cohort of students in the Master of Education in Interscholastic Athletic Administration (IAA) program graduated during fall commencement exercises on Saturday, August 9.
The inaugural cohort included 12 students from central and south Mississippi along with several international students.