William Carey News

Monday, October 27, 2014
A reunion of students from Mississippi Woman’s College, a predecessor to now-William Carey University, was held at the WCU Hattiesburg campus on October 24.
During the reunion, guests enjoyed lunch, reminiscing about the Woman’s College days and hearing an update on WCU’s current status and future from Dr. Tommy King, president.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Tim Matheny, chair of the Department of Theatre and Communication and assistant professor of theatre at William Carey University, was recently named the university’s 2014 Humanities Teacher of the Year.
As part of the award, Matheny presented a lecture entitled “The Power of Theatre: A Look into the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Theatre’s Influence on Modern and Historical Societies” at WCU on October 23.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The William Carey University administration has announced specific plans to raise awareness of the Ebola virus to the university community following the outbreak in West Africa and isolated incidents in the United States.
University administration has instituted specific awareness and prevention plans which include the following:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Four William Carey University art majors will have their works displayed during “Emerging Artists” exhibits at the Lucile Parker Gallery in October and November.
The first exhibition, featuring seniors Joanna McKenzie of Monticello and Amber Holifield of Collins, will be on display from October 21-30. The opening reception is 4:30 until 6 p.m. on October 23.
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.