In 1911, W. S. F. Tatum, wealthy lumberman and Methodist layman, acquired the property and offered it as a gift to the Baptists. He set two conditions: successful operation of a Christian school for girls for five years and an enrollment of at least one hundred students the first year. The property consisted of two surviving frame buildings and ten acres of cut-over land. A corporation was organized to own and control the college with nine trustees chosen from Baptist churches in Hattiesburg.
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Hattiesburg, Miss., November 5, 2013 - Three ensembles from William Carey University’s Winters School of Music – the Grace Notes, Spirit of Carey, and Tuscan Reeds - will be performing in a concert in Downtown Disney of Disney World on November 14 at 5 p.m. They will also be marching in a parade on November 15 at Epcot Center at 10:30 a.m. On their way to Disney World, the groups will make a stop on November 13 and perform at Niceville High School in Niceville, Fla., and at First Academy in Leesburg, Fla.
Hattiesburg, Miss., November 5, 2013 - A group from William Carey University attended the 92nd annual National College Media Convention, hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association (ACP/CMA), in New Orleans October 23-27.
Hattiesburg, Miss., November 4, 2013 - Dr. Myron Noonkester, dean of the Noonkester School of Arts and Letters, has recently been named as the 2013 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year for William Carey University. A faculty member from each of the community and senior colleges in the state is chosen for this recognition each year.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 31, 2013 - William Carey University student-athletes Kyle Curtis and Lauren Douglas were recently presented with the Halbrook Award that is given by the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, recognized the students during WCU’s chapel service on October 23.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 30, 2013 - Twenty-eight business majors and three faculty members from William Carey University participated in Make a Difference Week October 22-25. The School of Business partnered with Volunteer Hattiesburg to serve as site coordinators for six homes in the Hattiesburg area affected by the February 10 tornado. Also, the organizations Gamma Chi and Pi Omega sponsored a car wash on campus to raise money for tornado victims.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 30, 2013 - The Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts held a meeting luncheon and toured William Carey University’s art museum on October 15. The purpose of the National Museum of Women in the Arts organization is to bring recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 30, 2013 - William Carey University’s men’s basketball program is offering a free basketball clinic for boys ages 8-13 on November 2 in Clinton Gymnasium on the Hattiesburg Campus. The men’s basketball team is partnering with the Hattiesburg Police Department and Grace Temple Ministries to conduct the clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The clinic is part of WCU implementing the NAIA Champions of Character program which promotes the core values of respect, integrity, sportsmanship, servant leadership, and responsibility.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 25, 2013 - The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation’s Ann Morris Memorial Fund recently awarded $7,000 to the William Carey University Quality of Life Project, which pairs students with adults with intellectual developmental disabilities in activities designed to enrich their lives. The project has been in operation since August 2009.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 25, 2013 - William Carey University hosted a reception for Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick on October 18 in the Asbury Administrative Center lobby. Rick recently completed her first year of medical school at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM).
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 25, 2013 - William Carey University hosted a reunion for Mississippi Woman’s College, the predecessor to William Carey, on October 18 in the Thomas Business Building on the Hattiesburg campus. The luncheon included an address and special entertainment by Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick, who recently completed her first year of medical school at the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM). Dr. Tommy King, president, gave an update on university happenings, construction, and plans for the future.
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 23, 2013 -
Hattiesburg, Miss., October 23, 2013 - Dr. Charlotte McShea, professor of mathematics and chair, department of mathematics at William Carey University, has been named College Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). The purpose of MCTM is to encourage an active interest in mathematics, to afford a medium of interchange of views regarding the teaching of mathematics, and to further the cooperative study of problems relating to the teaching of mathematics at all five levels of instruction.