William Carey News

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., May 6, 2014 - William Carey University inducted nine former athletes into the Sports Hall of Fame during the Fourth Annual Sports Hall of Fame dinner at Southern Oaks House and Garden on April 26.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., May 1, 2014 - Dr. Anthony J. Harris, former Civil Rights activist, author, and professor of education at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., spoke to Dr. Josye Brookter’s African American Literature class at William Carey University on April 28.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 29, 2014 - The William Carey University Alumni Association inducted five outstanding graduates into its Hall of Fame at an awards dinner on April 25 at Southern Oaks House and Garden. The alumni were Gerald C. “Jerry” Bracey (‘87), Dr. Leo Day (‘88), W. Michael Hannaford (‘85), Dora Dunkley Harbin (‘56), and Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee (‘69).

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 28, 2014 - William Carey University inducted 13 new members, all students on the Hattiesburg campus, into the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on April 2. Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate class members, and WCU students must have at least a 3.70 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify.  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2014 - William Carey University’s Carey Strings Program will present the Sinfonietta String Ensemble Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 29, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Conducted by Daniela Pardo and Dr. Sasha Ferreira, both adjunct music instructors at WCU, this free concert will feature soloists Rebekah Stark Johnson, adjunct instructor of music, and Zachary Smith on the cellos. For more information, contact Daniela Pardo at


Friday, April 25, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2014 - Dr. Sasha Ferreira, violin instructor on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus and a member of the Trio Indigo, will present “The Art of the Fugue” violin recital on May 1 in the main lobby of the Tradition Campus  at 5:30 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2014 - William Carey University will not be closed for Confederate Memorial Day on Monday, April 28. Offices will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and all classes, including night classes, will meet.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 23, 2014 - (left to right) Pictured is Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, with WCU retirees Dr. Les Steverson, academic dean of Tradition campus/assistant professor of education, who served 15 years; Sandra Meeler, administrative assistant to the dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, 20 years; Dr. Rebecca Jordan, professor of language and literature, 22 years, Diane Taylor, administrative assistant for advancement and external relations, 29 years, and Dr.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 22, 2014 - The Winters School of Music will present the musical Camelot during Homecoming 2014. Performances will be held for the general public on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in Smith Auditorium in the Thomas Fine Arts Center.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 21, 2014 - William Carey University held a reception to celebrate the opening of a Senior Art Majors Exhibit in the Lucile Parker Gallery on the Hattiesburg campus on April 17. Pictured are senior art majors (left to right) Jane Lee of Hattiesburg, Megan Bourne of Columbia, and Bethany Bell of Maribor, Slovenia.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 21, 2014 - A wide variety of events are planned at William Carey University to celebrate Homecoming 2014 April 25-26 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 21, 2014 - Four William Carey University students - Shelby Barrett of Lumberton, Erin Ford of Collins, Alyssa Keyes of Ringgold, Ga., and Nistha Pradhan of Lalitpur, Nepal - presented papers at the Alpha Chi National Honor Society Convention in St. Louis, Mo., March 27-29. Pictured are (left to right) Dolores O’Mary, administrative assistant for language and literature and Alpha Chi co-sponsor, Nistha Pradhan, Erin Ford, Alyssa Keyes, Shelby Barrett, and Dr. Randall Harris, professor biomedical sciences and Alpha Chi advisor Alpha Chi co-sponsor.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 15, 2014 - Toni Wild, an inspirational speaker who has survived two life-threatening diseases, spoke to Carey Scholars during their monthly Honors Colloquium at William Carey University on April 11. Toni, a nurse who also serves as a volunteer advocate for the American Heart Association and Donate Life Mississippi, told her incredible story of overcoming unthinkable hardships and how a heart transplant from organ donation saved her life.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 15, 2014 - Dr. Janet Williams, RN, PhD, dean of the William Carey University School of Nursing, was recently appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to serve on the State Board of Nursing. She has served in the school of nursing for over 20 years as a teacher and administrator, and most recently, as dean.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 15, 2014 - Dr. Italo Subbarao, associate professor of medicine and associate dean of planning, assessment, and competency development at William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), will participate in the development of the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). The NHSPI is a tool used to annually measure and advance the health security preparedness at the national and state levels. Dr.