School Department News


Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:16pm
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:57am
The William Carey University Department of Art hosted an opening reception for the annual Student Art Show and Competition at the Kress Live in Biloxi on April 16.
During the reception, winners of the nine categories were announced. Winners and their categories are senior art major Rick Wilemon of Hattiesburg, painting; junior art major Donnia Adams of Hattiesburg, printmaking; senior art major Ashton Gibson of Gulfport, design; senior art major Hayley Benefield of Gulfport, photography; senior art major Tina Mason of Gulfport, drawing; senior art major Kaitlyn McKee of Vancleave, 3-D art; senior art major Lucy Ellen Landry of Biloxi, mixed media; senior art major Joanna McKenzie of Monticello, best in show; and senior art major Anne Marie Besse of Long Beach, people's choice. Honorable mention honorees are senior biology major Cara Larsen of Poplarville; senior art major Nicole Ainsworth of Laurel; and senior art major Jamie Nash of Ocean Springs.
Over 80 student works from both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses were entered into the competition, which was judged by John Oles, a ceramic artist from New Orleans.
The show is on display at the Kress Live through April 30. For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Tracy Williams, director of Tradition campus art programs, at (228) 702-1844 or by email at
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