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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 30, 2013 - Josh Holifield of Laurel, son of Dana and Connie Holifield, recently received The Randolph J. and Brenda H. Ross for Excellence in Anatomy Award given to a first-year medical student at William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM). Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, presented it to him during Honors Day Convocation on April 24. The award, established by Dr. Ross and his wife, is given the medical student who has the highest Grade Point Average in anatomy.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 30, 2013 - William Carey University held Honors Convocation 2013 on April 24 in Smith Auditorium. Pictured are (left to right) Valerie Bridgeforth, dean of student services, and Fernando Garcia Vega of Metepec, Mexico. Vega, a member of the Crusaders basketball team, was given the Student Leadership Award and recognized for being Mr. WCU 2013.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 29, 2013 -

William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership will honor small businesses at the Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon (SBLA) on Wednesday, May 1, from 11: 30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Southern Oaks House and Gardens.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 29, 2013 - William Carey University held Honors Convocation 2013 on April 24 in Smith Auditorium. During convocation, Jim Smith, president of Grand Bank in Petal, was presented The Shoe Leather Award, which is given for extraordinary service to the university. Smith, who played baseball and basketball at WCU, graduated with a degree in physical education in 1971. After playing semi professional baseball and minor league football, he was drafted into the military.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2013 - William Carey University students, faculty, and staff were honored at the Honors Day Convocation held on April 24 on the Hattiesburg campus.  This annual event honors students and faculty for their achievements, while also recognizing scholarship donors and recipients.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2013 - William Carey University’s Pam Shearer, administrative assistant to the office for advancement and curator of the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art, recently had her paper titled, “Take the Key and Lock her Up: Symbols of Control in Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s ‘Big Mama’s Funeral’” published in The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2013 - William Carey University hosted the Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network (BSCLN) National Celebration April 18-20. The conference, titled “Networking with the Iron Men,” included numerous meetings, lectures, music led by WCU’s School of Music, breakout sessions, a banquet, and other social events.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 19, 2013 - Pictured are (left to right) William Carey University students Nancy Barnard of Laurel and Katy Scott of Colorado Springs, Col., standing in front of their artwork at the opening reception for the Senior Art Student Exhibit on Tuesday, April 16 in the Lucile Parker Gallery in Thomas Fine Art Center.  The exhibit will hang through April 23. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 1 – 4 p.m. or by appointment (601) 318 – 6192.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 19, 2013 - At Homecoming 2013, William Carey University held a 50-Year Alumni Luncheon at noon in the Student Conference Center on Friday, April 12. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 19, 2013 - On Thursday, April 25, a three-judge panel of the Mississippi Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at 11 am in Smith Auditorium at William Carey University.

The Appeals Court schedules oral arguments on college campuses and at other locations as a teaching tool for students. It is known as the “Court on the Road” program.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 18, 2013 - William Carey University inducted seven former athletes and one former coach into the Sports Hall of Fame during the third annual dinner in the Student Conference Center of Wilkes Dining Hall on Saturday, April 13.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 18, 2013 - The William Carey University Alumni Association recently inducted five outstanding graduates into its Hall of Fame. The alumni were R.T. Buckley (‘61), Ramona Fant (‘60), Kourtney Hollingsworth (‘08), Martha Hutson (‘70), and Ric Shrubb (‘94).

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 18, 2013 - On Tuesday, April 16, (center) Mayor Johnny DuPree signed a proclamation during the city council meeting declaring April 14-20 to be National Osteopathic Medicine Week and urging all citizens and community organizations to support this observance by helping to educate residents about DOs and osteopathic medicine. Looking on as Mayor DuPree signed the proclamation was (left to right) Dr.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 17, 2013 - William Carey University recently inducted 31 into the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration. The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to promote higher scholarship in business education and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement in business subjects. Students must rank in the upper 20 percent of their class to be considered for invitation to the society. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 16, 2013 - William Carey University will host the Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network (BSCLN) National Celebration April 18-20. The conference, titled “Networking with the Iron Men,” will include numerous meetings, lectures, music led by WCU’s School of Music, breakout sessions, a banquet, and other social events.

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