William Carey News

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, May 12, 2014 - Dr. James “Jim” Turner, dean of the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), was appointed to Team Chair for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). The appointment to this position followed the announcement of the WCUCOM’s official accreditation from COCA, which will be complete after the inaugural WCUCOM graduation ceremony on May 24 at 10 a.m. in Smith Auditorium.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, May 12, 2014 - William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) will hold a Donor Memorial Service in Bass Memorial Chapel and Ross Anatomy Lab on May 16 at 2 p.m. The service will honor the lives of those who donated their bodies to the WCUCOM for educational purposes. The memorial service will begin in the chapel with a invocation, a welcome by President Dr. Tommy King, remarks by WCUCOM Dean Dr. Jim Turner and WCUCOM students, and an address by Anatomy Course Director Dr. David McWhorter.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, May 12, 2014 - William Carey University will graduate nearly 750 undergraduate, graduate, and College of Osteopathic Medicine students from the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses May 16, 17, and 24. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, will preside at the ceremonies.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, May 9, 2014 - A two-week May term followed by five-week and 10-week summer terms will be offered at William Carey University.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, May 7, 2014 - Robert Rafael Sudduth of Gulfport, a second-year medical student at William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), recently received The Randolph J. and Brenda H. Ross for Excellence in Anatomy Award. Dr. Jim Turner, dean of WCUCOM, presented it to him during Honors Day Convocation on April 30. The award, established by Dr. Ross and his wife, is given to the WCUCOM student who has the highest Grade Point Average in anatomy.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., May 6, 2014 - William Carey University inducted nine former athletes into the Sports Hall of Fame during the Fourth Annual Sports Hall of Fame dinner at Southern Oaks House and Garden on April 26.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., May 1, 2014 - Dr. Anthony J. Harris, former Civil Rights activist, author, and professor of education at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., spoke to Dr. Josye Brookter’s African American Literature class at William Carey University on April 28.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 29, 2014 - The William Carey University Alumni Association inducted five outstanding graduates into its Hall of Fame at an awards dinner on April 25 at Southern Oaks House and Garden. The alumni were Gerald C. “Jerry” Bracey (‘87), Dr. Leo Day (‘88), W. Michael Hannaford (‘85), Dora Dunkley Harbin (‘56), and Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee (‘69).

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 28, 2014 - William Carey University inducted 13 new members, all students on the Hattiesburg campus, into the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on April 2. Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate class members, and WCU students must have at least a 3.70 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify.  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2014 - William Carey University’s Carey Strings Program will present the Sinfonietta String Ensemble Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 29, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Conducted by Daniela Pardo and Dr. Sasha Ferreira, both adjunct music instructors at WCU, this free concert will feature soloists Rebekah Stark Johnson, adjunct instructor of music, and Zachary Smith on the cellos. For more information, contact Daniela Pardo at


Friday, April 25, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2014 - Dr. Sasha Ferreira, violin instructor on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus and a member of the Trio Indigo, will present “The Art of the Fugue” violin recital on May 1 in the main lobby of the Tradition Campus  at 5:30 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2014 - William Carey University will not be closed for Confederate Memorial Day on Monday, April 28. Offices will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and all classes, including night classes, will meet.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 23, 2014 - (left to right) Pictured is Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, with WCU retirees Dr. Les Steverson, academic dean of Tradition campus/assistant professor of education, who served 15 years; Sandra Meeler, administrative assistant to the dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, 20 years; Dr. Rebecca Jordan, professor of language and literature, 22 years, Diane Taylor, administrative assistant for advancement and external relations, 29 years, and Dr.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 22, 2014 - The Winters School of Music will present the musical Camelot during Homecoming 2014. Performances will be held for the general public on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in Smith Auditorium in the Thomas Fine Arts Center.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 21, 2014 - William Carey University held a reception to celebrate the opening of a Senior Art Majors Exhibit in the Lucile Parker Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus on April 17. Pictured are senior art majors (left to right) Jane Lee of Hattiesburg, Megan Bourne of Columbia, and Bethany Bell of Maribor, Slovenia.