William Carey News

Thursday, October 9, 2014
William Carey University student Nistha Pradhan, a senior business administration major from Lalitpur, Nepal, is one of 20 students nationally to be named to the Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship Program.
Pradhan has also been recognized as a lifetime member of Sigma Beta Delta, which is an international honor society for business, management and administration.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Steve Knight, athletic director and head men’s basketball coach at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, was honored for his selection to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 at a reception at WCU on October 2.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art at William Carey University will host from November 11 until December 18 an exhibit of artwork restored following Hurricane Katrina.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11 at the Gillespie Museum, located on the Hattiesburg campus. There will be a gallery talk by Iris Easterling, former curator and coordinator of the restoration project for the Gillespie Collection.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Steve Knight, athletic director and head men’s basketball coach at William Carey University, is one of six selected for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

A reception for Knight, hosted by WCU President Dr. Tommy King, will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 2 at the President’s Meeting Room in Wilkes Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Deanna Graves, admissions application manager at William Carey University, was awarded the William Faulkner Literary Award for Best One Act Play at the Tallahatchie RiverFest Kickoff Community Luncheon in New Albany on September 26.

The award is given by the event’s sponsor, the Tallahatchie RiverFest Association. Graves’ play, titled “Rhubarb,” was selected as the winner among entries from 17 states as well as Brazil and New Zealand.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee will be the speaker at the annual Christian Leadership Lecture at William Carey University on October 15.

The event will begin at 9:25 a.m. in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Magee was elected mayor of Laurel in 2013. He previously served on the Laurel City Council for 16 years beginning in 1997. He was Council president in 2001 and from 2004-2006.

Friday, September 26, 2014

William Carey University has been selected out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools as a recipient of a Best Value School award issued by University Research & Review (URR), a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school. Carey is one of only two Mississippi institutions selected for this honor.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Victory Media, the leading media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named William Carey University a Military Friendly® School for the sixth consecutive year.

The designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University will host “Fractured Space,” an exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Mississippi artist Patt Odom, from September 23 until October 16.

The opening reception for the exhibit is 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 25.

Monday, September 22, 2014

William Carey University President Dr. Tommy King has been elected chairman-elect of the Consortium for Global Education, a nonprofit organization committed to quality programs of international education.

Dr. King’s election occurred during the consortium’s 27th annual meeting September 17-19 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
William Carey University continues to invest in the Mississippi Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.
The Academy's goal is to help at-risk teenagers and high school dropouts achieve their full potential in order to become productive members of society. University personnel have provided college-credit classes for the Academy since 1999, started by a collaboration between Dr. Tommy King, now the president of the university, and the late Brig. Gen. Dr. William Crowson, founding director of the Academy.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The William Carey University Theatre will present Tony Award winning playwright Mary Zimmerman’s “Scenes from Argonautika” (The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts) October 9 through 11 and 16 through 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation has awarded William Carey University $20,000 to benefit programs that assist adults with intellectual disabilities.

The $20,000 grant is divided into two $10,000 grants. One of the grants is for “Harnessing Adults’ Full Potential Through Music Therapy,” which provides music therapy services to adults with intellectual disabilities at day rehabilitation centers. The goal of the program is to increase acquisition of skill building and to promote activities for daily living.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The William Carey University Board of Trustees has approved a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the university's Hattiesburg campus.

At their regular September 4 meeting, the Trustees unanimously approved the recommendation of WCU President Dr. Tommy King to initiate efforts to raise $1.5 million in startup funds for the program. The opening of the program will depend upon WCU's ability to raise the funds.