William Carey News

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Caroline and Ray Bass Memorial Chapel at William Carey University was dedicated on August 27.

The chapel, located behind Chain Garden on the university’s Hattiesburg campus, was completed earlier this year. It will seat approximately 100 people for various functions, such as small religious services, and will also be open daily for use by students, faculty and staff for meditation and reflection.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A centennial celebration was held on August 26 for Tatum Court, the administration building of William Carey University.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

William Carey University welcomed new students during Carey WOW (Welcome and Orientation Weekend) held August 21-24.

Some of the activities included a Crusader Ceremony, student luau, devotional times, nature walks and student and parent orientation sessions. Students were able to learn about the history of WCU, its culture and also its namesake through informative sessions led by university personnel. Other sessions included information on being financially smart as a student and exploring Hattiesburg and the local area.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

William Carey University offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 to observe Labor Day. Day classes will not meet. Night classes will meet as scheduled. These closings apply to both the Hattiesburg and Tradition (Biloxi) campuses. For more information, contact the university switchboard at (601) 318-6051.

Monday, August 25, 2014

William Carey University held the annual faculty and staff assembly on August 19 at the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Tommy King, president, and Dr. Scott Hummel, provost, welcomed the faculty and staff with comments on Carey’s growth and the success of the 2013-2014 academic year.

New employees were recognized, including 18 new faculty members and 32 new staff members. Service awards were also distributed to employees with five years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years and 30 years of service.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) held the fifth annual White Coat Ceremony for the medical school class of 2018 on August 16 in Smith Auditorium.

The new class consists of 108 students selected from an applicant pool of 2,442. The class includes 66 men and 42 women ranging in ages from 18-45. The average age in the new class is 25. The class has a total of 112 bachelor’s degrees and 48 master’s degrees, with some students holding several degrees.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University will host the South Mississippi Art Association’s “Juried Exhibition of Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylics” from August 26 until September 18.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 at the Parker Gallery, located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg.

The exhibition includes 36 works by 20 artists.

For more information, call 801-755-4052.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Student Doctor Terry Fokakis, a second-year medical student at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was presented with the Asbury Award for Academic Excellence on August 16.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The William Carey University School of Education will host an Admission to Teacher Education Roundup on September 9 for individuals interested in becoming educators.

The informational event will be held from 5 until 5:45 p.m. in the Kresge Room of the Thomas Business Building on the WCU Hattiesburg campus.

During the program, Dr. Tammie Brown, chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will present information to students interested in becoming teachers either through the traditional or alternate routes. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chatham Meade Kemp, assistant professor of art at William Carey University, recently received an Artist Fellowship grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).

The MAC grant of $4,500 was awarded to Kemp based on her exemplary work in her chosen field of painting. The Artist Fellowship program is highly competitive, with only a small number of the total applicants each year receiving an award of up to $5,000. The award is based solely on merit with the requirement that the funds be used to expand the artist’s ability to create new work.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Tradition campus of William Carey University will hold general registration for the fall term August 22.

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the campus, located at 19640 Highway 67 in Biloxi. The fall term begins August 25.

For an admissions application or more information about WCU, including fall term schedules, visit Call 228-702-1815 to speak to an admissions counselor.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University will hold general registration for the fall term August 20-22.

Registration will be held from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day in the Tatum Court admissions office. The fall term begins August 25.

For an admissions application or more information about WCU, including fall term schedules, visit Call 601-318-6103 to speak to an admissions counselor or email

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatric specialist of worldwide renown, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Saturday, August 9.

The honorary doctorate, awarded by WCU’s Board of Trustees and presented by President Dr. Tommy King, recognized Dr. Gay for her lifetime of selfless, Christian service as a medical doctor and missionary.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert C. Khayat will be the speaker at the annual William Carey University Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The event, now in its fourth year, raises money for student scholarships. More than 90% of Carey students receive some type of financial assistance and over $1.1 million has been raised through past dinners.

Khayat was the 15th chancellor of Ole Miss, serving from 1995 until 2009. He is a former college football All-Star, All-Pro kicker for the Washington Redskins, law professor and president of the NCAA Foundation.