William Carey News

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Dr. Robert Fortenberry, superintendent of Jackson Public Schools from 1973-1990, will be the featured speaker for the William Carey University Lecture Series at noon on Feb. 25 in the Student Conference Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
Fortenberry’s lecture, “Celebrating Progress, Seeking Solutions,” will be presented as part of the university’s commemoration of African-American History Month. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Representatives from the William Carey University student newspaper, The Cobbler, attended the College Media Institute’s Sports Reporting Training Camp from Feb. 11-14 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Osmo Visuri is a name unknown to most Mississippians.
However, the very mention of the name brings a smile to the face of Mary Pyle of Gulfport as she recalls the colorful, adventurous character who is forever imprinted in her memory. She hopes to soon share her memories of Visuri, along with some of Visuri’s unique watercolor paintings, during a special exhibit at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi from Feb. 25 through March 31.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Vivian Clark of Perkinston, a senior at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi, was recently awarded a $1,800 scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international philanthropic and educational organization promoting increased educational opportunities for women.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Charlene Bevelyn Exposé, author of “On the Land of My Father: A Farm Upbringing in Segregated Mississippi,” presented the latest installment of the University Lecture Series at the William Carey University Hattiesburg campus on Feb. 4.
During the lecture, Exposé detailed her early life and upbringing on a cotton farm in the Improve community of south Mississippi in the 1940s and 1950s. The lecture was part of the university’s commemoration of African-American History Month.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Dr. Daniel Browning Jr., a professor of religion, and Eric Warren, a senior from Mobile, Alabama, were recently honored as the William Carey University HEADWAE faculty and student honorees.
An acronym for Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence, HEADWAE was established by the Mississippi Legislature in 1987 to honor individuals on campuses who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The William Carey University Lucile Parker Gallery will feature an exhibit of watercolors by McComb native and retired art teacher Dana Stratton from Feb. 2 through March 3.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the gallery, which is located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg.
Monday, February 1, 2016
For the second consecutive year, the William Carey University School of Education has been awarded a $90,000 grant for teacher quality improvement under Title II of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Monday, February 1, 2016
The William Carey University Library recently announced that the Frances Winters Hymnology Collection has been cataloged and is available for scholarly research at the Hattiesburg campus.
The collection contains 54 items, including sheet music and hymnals dating back to the 1800s, and has been gathered through donations from private sources.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, was honored as one of Mississippi’s top chief executive officers by the Mississippi Business Journal during a dinner at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson on Jan. 28.
CEOs were selected based on the growth and success of their companies and the CEO’s impact on the company and community. Thirty-six executives from across the state were honored in the categories of nonprofits, rising stars, and large, medium and small companies.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Auditions and interviews for cast and crew positions for the 41st season of Carey Dinner Theatre will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on March 12 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Eleven William Carey University students were inducted into the Alpha Gamma Gamma chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society on Jan. 22.
Inductees include Jared Best of Nashville, Tennessee; Katelyn Courtney of Purvis; Sarah Gibson of Petal; Casey Grinder of Carriere; William Kelly of Aberdeen; Allison McSwain of Petal; Miranda Rester of Sumrall; Rebecca Delaney Smith of Lucedale; Colleen Stewart of Laurel; Katharine Thompson of Columbia; and Elizabeth Whipps of Diamondhead.