William Carey News

Monday, February 11, 2013

Jim Smith, president of Grand Bank in Petal and an alumnus of William Carey University, spoke to Carey Scholars during their monthly Honors Colloquium at William Carey University on February 8.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Since the tornado that struck Hattiesburg last night has received national attention we have received numerous calls to inquire of the effect on Carey.  I am pleased to tell you that WCU had no damage.  The greatest impact was in the area of USM, where several  buildin

Friday, February 1, 2013

Tradition, Miss., February 1, 2013 - Eighteen William Carey University students from the Tradition campus were named Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. This is one of the most prestigious awards in the academic community, and has become one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 29, 2013 - Josh Fortenberry, Assistant District Attorney for Forrest and Perry Counties, spoke about the dangers and impact of driving under the influence of alcohol to three of Dr. Benjamin Waddle’s health classes at William Carey University January 24-25. Fortenberry and District Attorney Patricia Burchell firmly believe that knowledge about the law and consequences of driving under the influence is one of the best preventative measures available.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

 Hattiesburg, Miss., January 29, 2013 - The William Carey University Winters School of Music, in collaboration with the choirs and orchestras from First Baptist Church of McComb and Midway Baptist Church, will present a concert titled “Declare His Glory” on Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The worship celebration will feature 110 singers with 60 in the orchestra.  The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

William Carey University will host a symposium for high school and community college students interested in health care careers on Wednesday, February 20, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building. Representatives from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Pearl River Community College, Jones County Community College, The University of Southern Mississippi, WCU, and WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) will lead breakout sessions to present information about the programs they offer.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 25 - Cheryl Maqueda, assistant professor of Spanish at William Carey University, was recently honored as the Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA) Teacher of Excellence. She was also re-elected as president of the Mississippi chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in November.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 25, 2013 - Dr. Clarke Millette, professor of anatomy at William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), has been selected to serve as a grant application reviewer for the Patient Center Oriented Research Initiative (PCORI) Program. PCORI is a national program that was established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to fund major efforts intended to improve the American health care system. The program is governed by a 21-member Board of Governors and a 17-member Methodology Committee, which are appointed by the U.S.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 23, 2013 - William Carey University will host the 4th Annual Hoops for Habitat featuring the Harlem Wizards on Friday, February 8 in the WCU gymnasium. The Harlem Wizards, a professional performance basketball team, will square off against the Habitat Hoopsters, a team including volunteers from Habitat for Humanity, The Arc, the Boys & Girls Club, The Children’s Center, The DuBard School, and Homes of Hope. All proceeds will go towards Habitat for Humanity’s spring and summer projects.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 17, 2013 - Dr. Mark Malone, professor of music at William Carey University, recently presented an inter-disciplinary session entitled, “The Mississippi Blues Trail and Beyond” at the 2013 Hawaii University International Conference (HUIC) of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Convention in Honolulu.  Held January 6-8 in the Ala Moana Hotel, the conference featured professors and professionals sharing their expertise on varied topics. Dr.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss. January 16, 2013 - Dr. Rizwan Hamid, associate professor of pediatrics and cancer genetics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., will speak at the William Carey Collegium on January 17 at 4 p.m. in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building. Dr. Hamid will present a talk titled, “The Impending Genetic Revolution and How It Will Change Your Life.” The Carey Collegium is sponsored by the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, an organization for students who have achieved top academic honors.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 11, 2013 - (left to right) Shown congratulating William Carey University cross-country star Joash Osoro upon receiving the Larry & Sarah Kennedy-First Baptist Church of Laurel Scholarship is Sarah Kennedy, wife of former president Dr. Larry W. Kennedy. This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at WCU who demonstrate academic achievement. Osoro, a senior nursing major, is originally from Kenya and grew up in Bismark, N.D.

Friday, January 11, 2013

 William Carey University has been recognized by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to a better environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions as a participant in the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 10, 2013 - The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit “Transformation: Three Women, the Alchemy of Friendship: Clay, Paper, and Fiber” on Thursday, January 17, from 5-6 p.m. The exhibit, which is on display January 14-31 (except January 21 for a holiday),  features ceramics, works on paper, and fiber art by Claudia Cartee, Barbara-Ann Carver-Hunt, and Amanda Lovitt-Call. The reception and exhibit are open to the public.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


The Christmas edition of The Cobbler is now available. This edition features a year-in-review look at 2012 and many other exciting stories and features.