School Department News

School of Business

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 3:50pm

Scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students during the 26th annual Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 4 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Pictured (from left) are Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business; Justin Johnson of Ocean Springs, recipient of the School of Business Scholarship; Lauren Nicole Lee of Hattiesburg, recipient of the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship; and Colby Alan Culbertson of Brookhaven, recipient of the School of Business Scholarship.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:40am
Dr. Daniel Browning Jr., a professor of religion, and Eric Warren, a senior from Mobile, Alabama, were recently honored as the William Carey University HEADWAE faculty and student honorees.
An acronym for Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence, HEADWAE was established by the Mississippi Legislature in 1987 to honor individuals on campuses who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence. 
Browning and Warren were among faculty members and students from 34 Mississippi public and private institutions recognized by the Mississippi Legislature at the State Capitol in Jackson on Feb. 2. A luncheon was also held for the honorees.
Prior to joining the Carey faculty in 1990, Browning was an instructor at Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth, Texas, and at Texas Christian University, also in Fort Worth. He received his Ph.D. in biblical backgrounds and archaeology at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also served as an adjunct instructor and teaching fellow.
Browning previously served as an engineer for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a master’s degree in divinity from Southwestern Seminary. He has published scholarly work in numerous publications, including Biblical Illustrator and Biblical Archaeologist, and has traveled for archaeological work to countries such as Israel and Jordan.
He is married to Dr. Felicia Browning, an assistant professor of nursing at Carey. They have two daughters, Sarah and Rachel.
Warren is a religion major and business administration minor at Carey. A member of the Presidential Honors Program, he has a 4.0 GPA and has been on the President’s List since his first term on campus. He has been inducted into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, is president of Crusaders for Life and has served on the Baptist Student Union lead team.
A graduate of Faith Academy in Mobile, Warren is the son of Robert and Catherine Warren. His career goal after graduation from Carey in May is to pastor a church.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:55pm
William Carey University student-athletes Larson Barkurn of Petal and Hope Biggs of Clinton recently received David M. Halbrook Certificates for Academic Achievement Among Athletes.
Barkurn and Biggs were recognized during Carey’s weekly chapel service on November 11 by Dr. Tommy King, Carey president, and by their coaches, Bobby Halford and Jeff Mixon.
A pitcher and third baseman for the Crusader baseball team, Barkurn is a junior business administration major with a concentration in management and marketing. He is a former pitcher and quarterback for Petal High School and is a two-year starter for the Crusaders. He serves as an officer for Carey’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter and as a member of the dean’s advisory council for the School of Business. He has also been recognized as a scholar-athlete by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Biggs, a graduate of Central Hinds Academy in Raymond and an inductee into their Hall of Fame, is a senior golfer at Carey. She is a psychology major with a coaching minor and the president of Carey’s FCA chapter. She is also a member of the Association of Student-Athletes, a governance structure within the NAIA, and an officer on the Student Leadership Council for the Southern States Athletic Conference. Biggs has received numerous awards for competition and academic success, including several event titles, All-Tournament and All-Academic awards and NAIA Scholar-Athlete status.
The Halbrook Awards, which are administered by the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, the Mississippi Community College Board and the Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, recognize colleges and universities that maintain and achieve high academic standards for student-athletes. Two student-athletes from each institution of higher learning in the state are selected annually for the certificates based on academic scores, athletic contribution, character, community service and leadership.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:46am
Devora Allen of Columbia, a senior business administration major with an accounting concentration at William Carey University, was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Education Foundation.
In a letter sent to Allen and School of Business officials, Cheryl Lee, chair of the society’s Board of Governors, praised Allen’s “outstanding record” in school. Lee also assured Allen of the society’s willingness to help qualified young people enter the accounting profession.
Lee wrote that the scholarship is based on academic achievement, involvement in campus activities, financial need and recommendation of an accounting professor. Allen was recommended by Pamela Jones, an assistant professor of business at Carey.
“Devora is dedicated to becoming a consummate professional,” said Jones. “She is an eager student and a pleasure to have in class.”
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 4:33pm
The William Carey University School of Business has been named a candidate for accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the premier professional accrediting organization for business programs in colleges and universities throughout the world.
The IACBE Board of Commissioners approved Carey’s candidacy during a meeting from July 21-23 in Kansas City, Missouri. In granting the status, the commissioners determined that the School of Business has developed an appropriate quality management system; has satisfied candidacy requirements relating to its business programs, resources and operational processes; and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review.
“Participation in the IACBE accreditation process will assist the School of Business in maintaining quality programs to prepare students for their professions,” said Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the School of Business.
The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education. Founded in 1997, the IACBE is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and has accredited over 1,200 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and South America.
“With this recognition, business is on its way to joining the growing number of academic programs at Carey that have attained specialty accreditation over and above the university accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges,” said Dr. Tommy King, Carey president. “This is a tribute to the quality programs in business and the hard work of the School of Business administration and faculty.”
The School of Business, which operates at both the main campus in Hattiesburg and at the Tradition campus in Biloxi, offers the bachelor’s degree in business administration with multiple concentrations. The Master of Business Administration degree is also offered.
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