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William Carey News

Friday, May 12, 2017
William Carey University inducted 22 students into Sigma Beta Delta international honor society in business, management and administration. The students were inducted during a ceremony on May 5 at the Tradition campus.
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
William Carey University recently inducted 21 students into Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. 
 
“To be selected, students must excel in the classroom, but ODK’s missions and values emphasize much more than simply academic excellence, which distinguishes ODK from other honor societies,” said advisor Jay Richardson.
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The William Carey University Tradition campus held its first Honors Day ceremony on May 4 at First Baptist Church of Gulfport.
 
Students were recognized for outstanding academic performance, leadership and community service. “These awards fall in line with our mission statement that addresses leadership, scholarship, and service,” said Jerry Bracey, administrative dean of the Tradition campus. “Faculty members selected students who stood out in these areas.”
 
Awards presented include:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
William Carey University held its annual Honors Day Convocation on April 26, 2017, at Venture Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
 
During the ceremony, the university presented USM President Dr. Rodney Bennett the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Bennett was recognized for his leadership at USM, involvement in the community, and his response to the tornado that hit Hattiesburg and the Carey campus on Jan. 21, 2017.
 
Friday, May 5, 2017
William Carey University is ranked as having the #1 most affordable online master’s in criminal justice program, according to SR Education Group. 
 
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice began its inaugural class spring 2016 with eight master’s candidates. The fully online program is taught by full-time and adjunct faculty members who are qualified practitioners in the field of criminal justice. 
 
Thursday, May 4, 2017
William Carey University will award degrees during three commencement ceremonies May 12 and 13, 2017. All ceremonies will be held at Temple Baptist Church located at 5220 Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg. The graduation services have been moved off-campus this year due to continuing repairs from the January tornado.
 
The schedule and guest speakers are as follows:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Five William Carey University theatre students were honored at the 2017 Theatre Awards Dinner. This annual event recognizes the contributions and talents of theatre majors and students of other majors who participate in theatre throughout the academic year.
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
William Carey University inducted 42 students into the Mississippi Beta chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on April 19. 
 
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.
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
William Carey University inducted 11 students into the Alpha Gamma Gamma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society during a ceremony on April 12 in the Student Conference Center. The inductees are Raechel Abney of Diamondhead, Ticochie Groves of Magee, Sara Jolley of Hattiesburg, Abby Magee of Columbia, Cody Patrick of Laurel, Joshua Caleb Pitts of Ellisville, Ian Pittman of Columbia, McKenzie Rigney of Picayune, Olivia Russell of McComb, Liberty Sites of Crestview, Florida, and Kayla Wagner of Leakesville.
 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a viewing of the documentary “Among the Discarded” on Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in Room 124 of Asbury Hall at The University of Southern Mississippi.
 
Monday, April 17, 2017
William Carey University will host a research symposium on Friday, April 21 showcasing the work of students in the Master of Biomedical Sciences program and the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The symposium will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Conference Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
 
Monday, April 17, 2017
The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will host the fifth annual “My First String Camp” from June 5-9 at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. The camp is being held off-campus this year due to the tornado damage on the WCU campus.
 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Dr. Lee Valentine received the Master Preceptor Award from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians as the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine nominee. 
 
“Dr. Valentine’s commitment to medical education is outstanding,” said Dr. Jim Turner, WCUCOM dean. In addition to years of service as a preceptor, he also served as the founding chair of family medicine at WCUCOM and is the founding program director for the EC Health Net Family Medicine Residency in Meridian, Mississippi.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The William Carey University bands will present a Pops Concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. The concert will feature great band favorites including marches, patriotic selections, spirituals, movie titles and more. Free admission and a picnic will follow the performance. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
YourLocalSecurity ranked William Carey University as the safest campus in Mississippi in its “Safest College Campus by State” report released April 4. 
 
This is the second #1 safest campus ranking for Carey. In 2016, BackgroundChecks.org ranked Carey as the safest college in Mississippi. The university provides 24/7 security and quick responses to emergencies. The SaderWatch notification system keeps students prepared and safe. “The Housing Office staff and Resident Assistants are trained in how to respond to different types of emergencies and student safety is a priority for all university employees,” said WCU President Tommy King.
 

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