William Carey News

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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The annual William Carey University scholarship dinner, featuring University of Mississippi Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Robert C. Khayat as keynote speaker, was held on September 9 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens.

The theme for the scholarship dinner was “The Education of a Lifetime: Actions, Not Words,” adapted from the title of Khayat’s recently published autobiography and from the university’s 2014-2015 theme.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 college rankings and William Carey University again earned several prestigious honors.

WCU, which has campuses in Hattiesburg and Biloxi, Mississippi, was named a top tier “Best Regional University in the South,” ranking 37 out of the 126 universities listed. The rankings include both public and private universities in the southern United States, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

William Carey University’s inaugural cohort of students in the Master of Education in Interscholastic Athletic Administration (IAA) program graduated during fall commencement exercises on Saturday, August 9.

The inaugural cohort included 12 students from central and south Mississippi along with several international students.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum at William Carey University will present the art exhibit “Song of the Birds” from September 4 until October 15.

The opening reception will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on September 4. The exhibit features photographs by Alison Morgan; watercolors by Kym Garraway-Braley; and sculptures by Vixon Sullivan. All three artists are from Hattiesburg.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The new School of Business building at William Carey University was dedicated on August 28.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University hosted an opening reception for the South Mississippi Art Association’s “Juried Exhibition of Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylics” on August 28.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Caroline and Ray Bass Memorial Chapel at William Carey University was dedicated on August 27.

The chapel, located behind Chain Garden on the university’s Hattiesburg campus, was completed earlier this year. It will seat approximately 100 people for various functions, such as small religious services, and will also be open daily for use by students, faculty and staff for meditation and reflection.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A centennial celebration was held on August 26 for Tatum Court, the administration building of William Carey University.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

William Carey University welcomed new students during Carey WOW (Welcome and Orientation Weekend) held August 21-24.

Some of the activities included a Crusader Ceremony, student luau, devotional times, nature walks and student and parent orientation sessions. Students were able to learn about the history of WCU, its culture and also its namesake through informative sessions led by university personnel. Other sessions included information on being financially smart as a student and exploring Hattiesburg and the local area.