William Carey News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.