William Carey News

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Carey Dinner Theatre, Mississippi’s unique dinner theatre, will celebrate its 42nd season with two musicals in June and July on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Gary Carmichael is the recipient of the 2017 Small Business Leadership Award presented by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership. The annual awards luncheon was held May 3 at Southern Oak House and Gardens.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Building named in honor of long-time Carey instructor Ben Waddle
On April 28, 2017, William Carey University held a dedication ceremony for the new Ben Waddle Sports Facility and the WCU track. 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Keria Jefferson has been awarded the Penny Rodrique Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 for the 2017-18 and the 2018-19 school years. She has been accepted to the dyslexia therapy master's program at William Carey University. She will attend the summer session in Hattiesburg during the month of June 2017 and then will continue to work on her master’s degree.  
Monday, May 15, 2017

Scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students during the annual Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 3, 2017, at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Pictured (from left) are Brooke Morales and Clayton Rush, who received the School of Business Scholarship; Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business; and John Lindsey, recipient of the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship.

Monday, May 15, 2017
Thirteen William Carey University graduate students have received $1,000 scholarships from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE). 
Friday, May 12, 2017
William Carey University inducted 22 students into Sigma Beta Delta international honor society in business, management and administration. The students were inducted during a ceremony on May 5 at the Tradition campus.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
William Carey University recently inducted 21 students into Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. 
“To be selected, students must excel in the classroom, but ODK’s missions and values emphasize much more than simply academic excellence, which distinguishes ODK from other honor societies,” said advisor Jay Richardson.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The William Carey University Tradition campus held its first Honors Day ceremony on May 4 at First Baptist Church of Gulfport.
Students were recognized for outstanding academic performance, leadership and community service. “These awards fall in line with our mission statement that addresses leadership, scholarship, and service,” said Jerry Bracey, administrative dean of the Tradition campus. “Faculty members selected students who stood out in these areas.”
Awards presented include:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
William Carey University held its annual Honors Day Convocation on April 26, 2017, at Venture Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
During the ceremony, the university presented USM President Dr. Rodney Bennett the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Bennett was recognized for his leadership at USM, involvement in the community, and his response to the tornado that hit Hattiesburg and the Carey campus on Jan. 21, 2017.
Friday, May 5, 2017
William Carey University is ranked as having the #1 most affordable online master’s in criminal justice program, according to SR Education Group. 
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice began its inaugural class spring 2016 with eight master’s candidates. The fully online program is taught by full-time and adjunct faculty members who are qualified practitioners in the field of criminal justice. 
Thursday, May 4, 2017
William Carey University will award degrees during three commencement ceremonies May 12 and 13, 2017. All ceremonies will be held at Temple Baptist Church located at 5220 Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg. The graduation services have been moved off-campus this year due to continuing repairs from the January tornado.
The schedule and guest speakers are as follows:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Five William Carey University theatre students were honored at the 2017 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.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
William Carey University inducted 42 students into the Mississippi Beta chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on April 19. 
Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate class members. Carey students must have at least a 3.70 grade point average on the 4.0 scale to qualify for membership.
Monday, May 1, 2017
On May 1, 2017, William Carey University marked another milestone in its history with the groundbreaking of the proposed School of Pharmacy on the Tradition campus.