School Department News

School of Business

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:05am
William Carey University will hold commencement ceremonies on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
The Friday ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. for doctoral candidates from the School of Education and the Fail School of Nursing as well as Specialist in Education candidates from both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. The speaker will be Dr. Chuck Benigno, superintendent of the Laurel School District.
Three ceremonies will be held on Saturday, beginning with the 9:30 a.m. ceremony for graduate students from the Hattiesburg campus. The speaker is Jermaine Brown, principal of Hattiesburg High School.
The second Saturday ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. for undergraduate students from the Hattiesburg campus. The speaker is Dr. Steven Bishop, president of Southwest Mississippi Community College in McComb.
The final Saturday ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. for graduate and undergraduate students from the Tradition campus. Dr. Argile Smith, pastor of Parkway Baptist Church in Biloxi and former interim president of Louisiana College, will be the speaker.
For more information on Carey’s commencement ceremonies, contact the registrar’s office at (601) 318-6051.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:42am
The William Carey University School of Business is offering a way for the working individual to earn a bachelor's degree in business in a hybrid format with Saturday class meetings at the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
The Saturday program will begin in fall 2015 and will offer students the Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration in management and marketing. Students will take three courses each term, including two in a hybrid format that meet three times during the term and one that meets each Saturday.
The program may be completed in two years if the interested student has completed general education requirements and enters the program with 64 hours of general education and core curricula courses earned at a community college or university. A further 64 course hours, including the business core and concentration requirements, are needed to complete the degree.
For more information, contact Bernie Cousins, director of business programs at the Tradition campus, at (228) 702-1847 or by email at Learn more about Carey's programs at
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:10am
Local engineer Kyle Wallace was honored as the recipient of the Small Business Leadership Award at the 25th annual award luncheon co-hosted by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg on May 6.
Wallace is vice president and managing partner with Shows, Dearman & Waits Inc. in Hattiesburg. After graduating from R.H. Watkins High School in Laurel, Wallace received the Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University in 1990. He joined his present employer in 1998 after spending three years with Simmons Consulting Engineers and five years with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Wallace received his professional engineering license in 1995 and is past president of the Hattiesburg Rotary-Sunrise chapter and the Mississippi Engineering Society's Southeast chapter. He was named Engineer of the Year in 2008 by the Mississippi Engineering Society.
Currently, Wallace serves on the board of directors for the ADP and as a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies. He is a graduate of the ADP's Leadership Pinebelt program and is also a dedicated blood donor, having recently surpassed the five-gallon mark in donations. He is married to Stacie and they have three children, Madison, Shelton and Anna Morgan. The family attends Heritage United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg with Wallace serving as a videographer for the morning services.
The keynote speaker for the annual Small Business Leadership luncheon was Philip Gunn, speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Gunn discussed the importance of education and small business on the overall economy of the state and also spoke to local business and government leaders about their responsibilities in leading forward the state's momentum in economic and workforce development. Prior to Gunn's keynote, Carey President Dr. Tommy King, ADP Executive Vice President Valencia Williamson, ADP President Chad Newell and Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of Carey's School of Business, welcomed guests.
During the luncheon, the Richard "Pepper" Jones Endowed Scholarship was presented to BriAnna Cook of Nelly, a Carey senior majoring in business administration. The Jones Endowed Scholarship is presented on an annual basis and is named for the late Hattiesburg business owner and community leader Pepper Jones Sr. Additional scholarships made possible by luncheon sponsors were presented to Carey business students Lauren Ishee, a junior from Taylorsville, and Ashley Pitts, a senior from Florence.
The Small Business Leadership Award recognizes the important contributions of small businesses to the economic, social and cultural life of the community and the particular achievements of one individual or family. Nominees for the award must meet several criteria, including employing 100 or fewer employees, operating locally except for marketing, exhibiting Judeo-Christian ethics, being financially sound and participating in community service. Additional sponsors for the luncheon included Economy Supply, Coca-Cola of Hattiesburg, SouthGroup Insurance Services, Owens Business Machines, Keesler Federal Credit Union, Simmons Furniture, McMullan Motors and Toyota of Hattiesburg.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:37am
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
William Carey University honored active duty service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Day sponsored by the School of Business Leadership Institute on April 11.
Approximately 60 area veterans, including a large group from the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, attended the event, which was held between games of a baseball doubleheader versus Martin Methodist College. The honorees and their families received free admission to both games and were served lunch catered by Newk's Eatery, Raising Cane's and Coca-Cola.
During the day's events, retired Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond, director of veteran and military student services at the University of Southern Mississippi, led an opening prayer while retired Army Maj. Gens. Walter Yates and Dewitt Irby Jr. tossed opening pitches. Students from the Winters School of Music and Ministry led a special a cappella version of The Star-Spangled Banner. The Crusaders won both games against the Martin Methodist Redhawks, one of their rivals in Southern States Athletic Conference play.
The annual Military Appreciation Day is now in its second year as a program of the Leadership Institute, which seeks to develop leadership skills of elite Carey business students through professional and community activities. Selection for the Institute is based on academic standing, involvement in university activities, community service, character and demonstration of professional behavior.