William Carey News

Friday, June 3, 2016
A new report from Best College Values ranks William Carey University as number five on a national list of the most affordable online master’s degrees in elementary education.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Carey Dinner Theatre, the 2016 winner of the Pine Belt Public Image Award for bringing quality family entertainment to the Pine Belt, will celebrate its 41st season with two musicals in June and July at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Imagine you are hiking with friends and someone goes into shock due to an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Paramedics may not make it in time to the remote location, but a drone-based telemedical kit could be a life-saving solution. 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The William Carey University School of Education is now offering two new advanced degrees for educators working with children with emotional or behavioral disorders and a new concentration for early childhood education.
Friday, May 20, 2016
William Carey University awarded honorary degrees to First Lady Deborah Bryant and philanthropist Joe Frank Sanderson Jr. during commencement on May 13 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Thirteen William Carey University theatre students were honored at the 2016 Theatre Awards Dinner. This annual event recognizes the contributions and talents of theatre majors and students of other majors who participate in theatre throughout the academic year. 
Friday, May 20, 2016
William Carey University held its annual honors convocation on April 27 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 
Laura Scovel of Wiggins and Deon Cummings of Hattiesburg were awarded the Jenkins-Chastain Citizenship Award, the highest honor given by the university. This award is presented each year to senior students who have made the most significant contributions to student and campus life in exemplifying qualities of citizenship upheld by the university. 
Other awards presented include:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Mississippi Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools (PREPS) announced May 10 that William Carey University in Hattiesburg has been selected as the new headquarters for the program.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students during the 26th annual Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 4 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Pictured (from left) are Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business; Justin Johnson of Ocean Springs, recipient of the School of Business Scholarship; Lauren Nicole Lee of Hattiesburg, recipient of the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship; and Colby Alan Culbertson of Brookhaven, recipient of the School of Business Scholarship.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership presented the 26th Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 4 at Southern Oak House and Gardens. Brad Pittman, owner of Columbia Block and Brick is the 2016 recipient of the Small Business Leadership Award.
Pittman’s grandfather started the business in 1946 and it is the oldest continuously owned and operated block plant in the state. The family opened a second location in Hattiesburg in 2008.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2019 hosted the annual memorial service to honor those who donated their bodies to medical science and for study in the college’s Ross Anatomy Wing. The memorial was held on April 29 at Bass Memorial Chapel on the Hattiesburg campus. During the service students from the class discussed the necessity of the practical study of anatomy and the selflessness of the donors. Pictured (from left) are Heath Broussard, class council vice president; Loren Touma, Student Government Association president-elect and class council president; Dr.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Honorary degrees to be awarded to Deborah Bryant and Joe Frank Sanderson III
William Carey University will hold commencement ceremonies May 13 and 14, 2016. All ceremonies will be held in Smith Auditorium of Thomas Fine Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Q&A Session: May 10, 6 p.m.
The William Carey University School of Education is seeking applicants for the second year of the Science and Mathematics Alternate Route Teacher (SMART) grant at the main campus in Hattiesburg and at the Tradition campus in Biloxi. A question and answer session regarding the grant will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 in room 119 of Lorena Roseberry Smith Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

William Carey University presented Dr. Benjamin Waddle an award in recognition of nearly 50 years of service at WCU. The award was presented during the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 9 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Dr. Waddle began his career at William Carey College in 1967 as the health and physical education department chair. He also served as athletic director from 1975-1983. This fall he will begin his 50th year as a professor at William Carey. “Dr.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
William Carey University inducted six new members into the Sports Hall of Fame during the 2016 homecoming weekend. The sixth annual induction ceremony was held April 9 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg.
The 2016 inductees are Wendy Hogue, Sharon Barnes Brinson, LaRon Brumfield, Ted Cannon, Joe Belan and Tommy Goodson.