William Carey News
Colby Lambert, a senior biblical studies major and English minor from Raleigh, recently received the Ernest Pinson Scholarship awarded by the Board of Ministerial Education, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. Board member Dr. Daniel Caldwell, dean of the Cooper School of Missions and Biblical studies and professor of religion at WCU, presented the scholarship to Lambert.
The scholarship is given to outstanding church-related vocations students. Lambert serves as youth pastor, as well as interim pastor, at Lake Como Baptist Church.
Accreditation for William Carey University’s Winters School of Music has been re-affirmed by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Every 10 years, each NASM member institution thoroughly examines its own music study programs to make sure highest standards of excellence are maintained. Following the self-critique, the NASM Commission completes its own review, encouraging institutions to maintain the highest standards of excellence in advancing various music disciplines in higher education.
Dr. Garry Breland, vice president for academic affairs at William Carey University, has had his first book, entitled Whole Cloth: Sacred Stories in Verse, published by Fields Publishing, Inc., Nashville. Breland began writing the poems in 2010. All 42 poems are based on Biblical themes from both the Old and New Testament, with special emphasis on the Christmas Nativity scene and the Beatitudes, the set of teachings by Jesus that appear in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
William Carey University gave area high school students a unique opportunity to obtain leadership skills through a hands-on, college-credit course during J-Term. Taught by Hattiesburg residents Lt. Col. Fred Varnado and his wife, Col. Sheila Varnado, 20 high school juniors and seniors from Hattiesburg High School and Presbyterian Christian High School met January 2-6 to expand their goal-setting and team building skills and meet with area community leaders.
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, a traveling exhibition opening at the Sarah Gillespie Museum on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus on January 19, 2012, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 and examines its fascinating and complex history.
William Carey University inducted 66 new members into the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on November 30 in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus. Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate classes, and at WCU, students must have at least a 3.70 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify.
William Carey University announces that general registration for the Spring Trimester for new students begins on Friday, February 17, from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 5 p.m. Spring trimester classes begin on February 20 and end May 2.
Ken’Ja Seals of Jefferson, La., and Cari Jo Stafford of Hammond, La., both senior nursing students at William Carey University’s New Orleans campus, perform color blindness vision tests for elementary school children at Benjamin Mays Preparatory Academy, a New Orleans charter school, on November 8. The WCU nursing students did complete vision screenings for 196 students in grades k-2, in addition to a some special education students at Benjamin Mays on November 7, 8, and 14.
Randy Swan, news director and main anchor at WDAM, was the guest speaker for William Carey University’s Christian Leadership Lecture on Wednesday, December 7, in Smith Auditorium. A question and answer session was held following the lecture in the Lucile Parker Gallery for students interested in journalism or mass communication careers.
William Carey University hosted a Preview Day for prospective students on Friday, December 9. Designed for first-time freshmen and transfer students, Preview Day gives prospective students a glimpse into university life and offers information on admissions, financial aid, housing and student life. After a welcome session in the Student Conference Center, students were led on campus tours by Carey Connection student ambassadors, followed by lunch in Wilkes Dining Hall.
William Carey University inducted 66 new members into Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on November 30 in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus. Five of those students were from Jefferson and Marion Counties: Haley Bryant of Bassfield; Jennifer Carney and Amy Lowery of Columbia; Courtney Daley of Carson; and Lindsay Stogner from Sandy Hook.