School Department News


Friday, April 24, 2015 - 1:36pm
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:47am
Sixteen William Carey University students were inducted into the Mississippi Beta chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on April 15.
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.
The new inductees include Miguel Izquierdo Puertas of Burgos, Spain; Kasey McWilliams of Mendenhall; Brent Manint of Tylertown; Alyson Davis of Laurel; Malin Collin of Stromstad, Sweden; Kaitlyn Pitts of Ellisville; Colleen Stewart of Laurel; Spencer Hollingsworth of Hattiesburg; Tiffany DeVore of Picayune; Angelo Morales of Covington, La.; Haylee Pierce of Petal; Makayla Cooper of Columbia; Adrienne Madden of Purvis; Leonard Sechi of Friedrichsdorf, Germany; John Clark of Waynesboro; and Katie Sims of Purvis.
In addition to the student inductees, Dr. Garry Breland, Carey's vice president for academic affairs, received an honorary membership into the honor society.
The chapter's student officers for 2014-2015 are Erin Ford of Collins, president; Lexi Davis of Leakesville, vice president; and Kendal Banks of Wiggins, secretary. Advisors are Dr. Read Diket, chair of the Department of Art; Dr. Randall Harris, professor of biomedical sciences; Dolores O’Mary, administrative assistant for language and literature; Dr. Everett Roark, assistant professor of biomedical sciences; and Dr. Tom Richardson, chair of the Department of Language and Literature.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:07am
The William Carey University Student Art Show and Competition, featuring artwork by students from both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses, will be on display at the Kress Live in Biloxi from April 16-30.
The opening reception for the show will be from 5:30 until 8 p.m. on April 16. The reception will feature musical entertainment from the Rockestra Revolution, which is made up of student musicians from the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport under the direction of Dr. Tim Bergman. The group plays rock and other forms of popular music with orchestral instruments.
Over 80 student works have been entered in the competition, which will be judged by John Oles, a ceramic artist from New Orleans. There are eight competition categories, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, 3-D, design, Best in Show and the People's Choice Award. Cash prizes will be given to the winners of the categories.
For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Tracy Williams, director of the Tradition campus art department, at (228) 702-1844 or by email at
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:11pm
The William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi is hosting a special art exhibit by area artist Kathryn McCann through April 30.
McCann graduated from Carey in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She went on to graduate from Mississippi College with a Master of Education degree in 2013 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2014. McCann's work consists primarily of mixed media and incorporates her loves of watercolor painting, papermaking, printmaking and ceramics.
Animals are the subject matter of McCann's artwork, which has been shown at various cafes and galleries in Mississippi including Cups Cafe in Clinton and the Samuel Marshall Gore Art Gallery. Each year, McCann also participates in the Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs. In addition to her work as an artist, McCann is also an adjunct instructor at both Carey and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
McCann's art is on display in the lobby of the Tradition campus A Building, which is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
For more information, contact Shanna Murray-Luke, assistant director of student services for the Tradition campus, at (228) 702-1862.
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 1:25pm
The William Carey University Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art, located on the Hattiesburg campus adjacent to the Smith/Rouse Library, is hosting a special exhibit of art by Carey students through April 29.
The show features work by Zina Brown, a senior art major from Hattiesburg; Markasha Woullard, a senior art major from Petal; and Chris Holzinger, a graduate art education student from Lumberton.
The Gillespie Museum is open from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment by calling (601) 318-6542.