William Carey News
Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert C. Khayat will be the speaker at the annual William Carey University Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
The event, now in its fourth year, raises money for student scholarships. More than 90% of Carey students receive some type of financial assistance and over $1.1 million has been raised through past dinners.
Khayat was the 15th chancellor of Ole Miss, serving from 1995 until 2009. He is a former college football All-Star, All-Pro kicker for the Washington Redskins, law professor and president of the NCAA Foundation.
Dr. Rafael Sanchez, a native of Spain and a respected educator of the Spanish language, has joined the faculty of William Carey University as professor of Spanish.
Dr. Sanchez will provide senior faculty leadership for the new Spanish major, which launches in the 2014-2015 school year. He will also work to develop and strengthen study abroad programs in Spanish in both Spain and Latin America.
William Carey University’s Tradition campus, located on Highway 67 in Biloxi, will host Early Registration Day for fall classes from noon until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12.
Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with campus personnel, register for their classes and visit administrative offices. Students are encouraged to apply online prior to attending Early Registration Day.
To view course schedules and to apply online, visit www.wmcarey.edu. Contact the Tradition campus for more information at (228) 702-1815.
Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Saturday, August 9.
The honorary doctorate, awarded by WCU’s Board of Trustees, will recognize Dr. Gay for her lifetime of selfless, Christian service as a medical doctor and missionary. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, will present Dr. Gay with the degree.
Eight William Carey University sports were recently named 2013-2014 Scholar Teams by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with softball earning the top spot among fellow NAIA softball programs.
The softball team was also the highest-ranking team for WCU with a 3.71 team grade point average. Other Scholar-Teams for WCU are women’s tennis (3.49), women’s cross country (3.27), women’s soccer (3.19), women’s basketball (3.08), men’s soccer (3.01), men’s tennis (3.00) and men’s cross country (3.00).
The William Carey University Tradition Campus counseling program has received a National Board for Certified Counselors & Affiliates (NBCC) grant to assist in initial Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation.
The grant, awarded to the program’s clinical mental health and school counseling tracks, was one of 15 given from an applicant pool of 59 institutions nationally.
Miss William Carey University 2014 Sarah Beth Sewell won two awards during the Miss Mississippi Pageant held July 9-12 in Vicksburg.
Sewell won the Non-Finalist Talent Award and the Alpha Talent Award. The Alpha Talent Award is given to a first-year contestant with the highest score in talent who did not win the preliminary.
For her talent, Sewell performed “Sempre Libera,” an aria that concludes Act I of Giueseppe Verdi’s opera, “La Traviata.”
The annual Paul Harbin Soccer Camp was held at William Carey University July 7-10.
The camp, which has been conducted by Harbin for over 20 years, is designed to help build confident and responsible young female soccer players. Approximately 200 student-athletes from nine Mississippi and Louisiana high school varsity and junior varsity teams participated in the camp.
William Carey University recently placed in the top 100 on a national survey that considers costs and employability of the school’s graduates.
President Tommy King stated, “This is another confirmation by an external rating service that William Carey University is preparing students to compete in the job market.”
Hattiesburg, MS, July 2, 2014 - Fourteen students and one professor from William Carey University’s Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing joined the Talladega Baptist Medical Dental Missions International (BMDMI) team for an evangelistic mission trip to Jesus de Otoro, Honduras in May. WCU’s student nurses discovered a deep desire to learn more about cultures other than their own, cultivated lifelong skills and established new friendships from around the globe during the seven day journey.
Hattiesburg, MS, June 30, 2014 - William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre will present the popular country music-themed comedy “Pump Boys and Dinettes” July 8-19 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre.
Hattiesburg, MS, June 24, 2014 - Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, was elected to a four-year term on the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities (IABCU) board during the annual meeting June 1-3 in Charleston, S.C. The IABCU, which was formerly the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools, is owned and operated by its 47 member schools located in 16 states and two foreign countries. The association includes 44 colleges and universities, two Bible schools, and one theological seminary.
Hattiesburg, MS, June 24, 2014 - William Carey University received special recognition by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for three programs in The School of Education. The Second Annual Review of Teacher Preparation Programs evaluated 1,612 teacher preparation programs across the United States, including 20 graduate and undergraduate programs in Mississippi. Elementary, secondary and special educations programs were fully evaluated.