William Carey News

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
UPDATE: Jan. 24, 7 p.m.
As Dr. King said in an interview with the Hattiesburg American, “Carey looks a lot better,”
It is amazing the amount of work that has taken place over the last few days. We still have much work to do, but day by day we are seeing improvements. “We will come out of this stronger than ever,” Dr. King said during the recovery team meeting today.
Monday, January 23, 2017
UPDATE: Jan. 23, 7:25 p.m.
While our campus remains closed at this time, William Carey University is open. We are moving forward and are making arrangements for students to complete the winter trimester and to continue registering for the spring trimester, scheduled to begin in February. We appreciate the patience of our students, their families, and our faculty and staff as we work out all the necessary details. Please see the latest updates below concerning retrieval of items from campus and continuation of classes.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Hattiesburg campus will be closed Monday. Online classes, off-campus internships, and clinical classes will continue as scheduled. Students will be notified about the status of other classes.


Tradition campus classes will meet on regular schedule. 


Sunday, January 22, 2017

UPDATE: Jan. 22, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

UPDATE: JAN. 21, 2017, 9:40 p.m.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

A possible tornado hit the William Carey University campus in Hattiesburg early Saturday morning.

Emergency personnel are on the scene to ensure students are safe. All dorm rooms and the Tuscan apartments have been searched and cleared. Some minor injuries have been reported.

There is widespread damage on campus including damage to dorms, Tatum Court, Thomas Hall and the library. Cars have been damaged; there are trees down on the roads and structure damage in the neighborhood around campus. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
William Carey University inducted 34 new members into the Mississippi Beta chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on January 11. 
Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate class members. Carey students must have at least a 3.70 grade point average on the 4.0 scale to qualify for membership.
The new members are:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
William Carey University will host a Careers in Health Care symposium on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine, WCU School of Nursing, WCU Physical Therapy, WCU Music Therapy, WCU Health Information Management, and Pearl River Community College and Jones County Junior College will present information about health care education and careers. The event will include tours of the WCU medical school, nursing, and physical therapy departments. 
For more information and to pre-register, contact Brennan Pitts at (601) 318-6534 or email
Symposium Schedule
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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.
The annual "Best Online Programs" rankings, released Jan. 10, ranked 262 institutions from across the nation. Carey comes in at number 29 for graduate-level education programs and is the highest ranked school in Mississippi; the University of Mississippi ranks number 43, and Mississippi State is number 84.
Friday, January 6, 2017
William Carey University has received accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for its business and management programs offered through the School of Business.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Lucile Parker Gallery will host an exhibit of paintings by John Armistead Jan. 10 – Feb. 2. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The gallery is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue on the William Carey University campus. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 1 to 4 p.m. or call (801) 755-4052 for an appointment.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The College of Osteopathic Medicine's HiRO drone project was recently featured on national FOX News. Dr. Italo Subbarao also conducted a live interview on Dec. 15 on the Fox Morning Show in Phoeniz, Arizona. Click here to watch the Fox News segment. 


Friday, December 16, 2016
William Carey University’s School of Education recently received accreditation for 2017-2023 based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in P-12 student learning.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
William Carey University’s School of Education continues to receive recognition for its elementary education master’s degree program offered online. Best Master’s Degrees ranked WCU as the #14 most affordable online master’s in elementary education program in the nation. 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
William Carey University senior Angelo Morales is the 2016 recipient of the Hub Award Leadership Scholarship. He was recognized during the 38th annual Hub Award dinner on Nov. 15 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
On receiving this recognition, Morales said, “It was an amazing experience to be recognized by Dr. King and the community this way. I was humbled to receive not only this recognition, but the financial scholarship associated with it.”