William Carey News

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
William Carey University will upgrade its student system to Unit4 Student Management in the cloud. 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
William Carey University alumnus W. L. “Trey” Folse III has been named the 2017 Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Executives (LASE). This award is given each year to a superintendent who demonstrates strong leadership and excellence in education. 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Jennifer Hotzman, assistant professor of anatomy at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, needed a CAT scan of Native American bones from the time shortly after Columbus arrived. She put out a call for assistance and Singing River Hospital stepped in to help. 
“Tipu is a unique Mayan archeological site in Belize that dates to the 1500s. It contains about 600 burials,” said Hotzman. “Of course, everyone knows Columbus came to the new world in 1492. The major question I want to answer is how the native population was influenced by their contact and interaction with the Spanish.”
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Dr. Lynne Houston, associate vice president for university enhancement, will speak at the June meeting of Sales and Marketing Professionals – Pine Belt (SMP).  
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13, at The Lake Terrace Convention Center. Networking and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon. Cost for guest is $15.
Friday, May 26, 2017
The Avista-NAIA World Series gets underway today, Friday, May 26, in Lewiston, Idaho. The Crusaders (#9) are making their first World Series appearance since 1978. They take to the field at 3 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. Central time) against the #8 seeded Hope International University Royals.
The 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State, takes place May 26 – June 2. The World Series is a 10-team, double-elimination tournament with the winner being crowned either June 1 or June 2 depending on if the eventual national champion drops one of its earlier round games. 
The Crusaders athletic teams have posted good records this spring, and it seems the destruction of the January 21 tornado has left them even more determined to excel and demonstrate their Carey Strong spirit. 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Carey Dinner Theatre, Mississippi’s unique dinner theatre, will celebrate its 42nd season with two musicals in June and July on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Gary Carmichael is the recipient of the 2017 Small Business Leadership Award presented by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership. The annual awards luncheon was held May 3 at Southern Oak House and Gardens.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Building named in honor of long-time Carey instructor Ben Waddle
On April 28, 2017, William Carey University held a dedication ceremony for the new Ben Waddle Sports Facility and the WCU track. 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Keria Jefferson has been awarded the Penny Rodrique Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 for the 2017-18 and the 2018-19 school years. She has been accepted to the dyslexia therapy master's program at William Carey University. She will attend the summer session in Hattiesburg during the month of June 2017 and then will continue to work on her master’s degree.  
Monday, May 15, 2017

Scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students during the annual Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 3, 2017, at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Pictured (from left) are Brooke Morales and Clayton Rush, who received the School of Business Scholarship; Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business; and John Lindsey, recipient of the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship.

Monday, May 15, 2017
Thirteen William Carey University graduate students have received $1,000 scholarships from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE). 
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.