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Tradition Campus

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 2:51pm

The William Carey University Tradition Campus counseling program has received a National Board for Certified Counselors & Affiliates (NBCC) grant to assist in initial Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation.

The grant, awarded to the program’s clinical mental health and school counseling tracks, was one of 15 given from an applicant pool of 59 institutions nationally.

“We were honored to receive this funding that will pay for each of our remaining phases of accreditation and will include funding for planned site visits sometime in the spring of 2015,” said Dr. Carol Jones, director of psychology and graduate counseling at the Tradition Campus.

The grant application was evaluated on criteria including the general understanding of the CACREP process; the feasibility of the program’s timeline, goals and challenges; and the potential of the program to graduate counselors who will serve underserved populations in need.

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:30pm

Hattiesburg, MS, June 23, 2014 - The William Carey University School of Education has added four graduate courses to its list of Summer Term II offerings.  The four courses will be offered completely online beginning July 7. Summer Term II is five weeks long and will end on August 8. The courses can be used as part of a graduate degree program, for license renewal, or as electives. Courses include EDU 572 (Survey of Exceptional Children); EDU 627 (Performance Assessment); EDU 602 (Trends in Children’s Literature), and EDU 646 (Secondary Methods).

For more information or to register for the courses, contact the School of Education at (601) 318-6600 or via email at bburnett@wmcarey.edu.

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:04pm

Hattiesburg, MS, May 12, 2014 - William Carey University will graduate nearly 750 undergraduate, graduate, and College of Osteopathic Medicine students from the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses May 16, 17, and 24. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, will preside at the ceremonies.
 
The ceremony for Hattiesburg campus students receiving graduate degrees is Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. During this ceremony, the School of Education will graduate its inaugural cohorts for both the EdD and the PhD in Higher Education Administration. The speaker is Dr. Rodney Bennett, president of The University of Southern Mississippi.
 
The first ceremony for Hattiesburg campus students receiving undergraduate degrees is Saturday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m. in Smith Auditorium. Students receiving degrees from the school of arts and letters, school of nursing and school of natural and behavioral sciences will be recognized. The speaker is Mark Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson.
 
The second ceremony for Hattiesburg campus students receiving undergraduate degrees is Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. Students receiving degrees from the school of business, school of education, school of missions and Biblical studies, and the school of music will be recognized. The speaker is Alan Perry, a lawyer with Forman, Perry, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy, LLP, of Jackson.
 
The ceremony for Tradition graduate and undergraduate students is Saturday, May 17 at 4 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The speaker is Dr. Scott Hummel, provost at WCU.
 
On May 24, the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) will graduate its inaugural class of 94 students as doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.)  at 10 a.m. in Smith Auditorium. The speaker for this historic graduation is Dr. Karen Nicholls, past president of the American Osteopathic Association. As the 26th school of osteopathic medicine in the country and the first in the state, the WCUCOM’s mission is to train future physicians for careers in primary care medicine to address the shortage of primary care physicians in the Gulf South Region. The medical school, under the leadership of Dr. James “Jim” Turner, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (CC-SACS).
 
For more graduation information, call the Office of the Registrar at (601) 318-6195.

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:12am

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2014 - Dr. Sasha Ferreira, violin instructor on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus and a member of the Trio Indigo, will present “The Art of the Fugue” violin recital on May 1 in the main lobby of the Tradition Campus  at 5:30 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

Dr. Ferreira began his violin studies in Havana, Cuba, and continued his studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru, graduating with honors in 1997. He has recorded two solo albums; “Con su Toque de Violin,” a selection of Peruvian popular songs, and “Cuban Music...with a Violin Touch,” featuring Cuban works for violin and piano includes a wide range of genres. As a soloist, Dr. Ferreira has performed both with piano accompaniment and with orchestras throughout Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, and the U.S. He also played with the Lima String Quartet, the Lima Philharmonic Orchestra’s Soloists, served as concertmaster of the Prolírica Symphony Orchestra, and as assistant concertmaster of the Lima Philharmonic Orchestra. Along with his performance career, he taught for many years at Markham College and the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru.

Dr. Ferreira moved to the United States in 2007, where he obtained his Master of Music degree in violin performance at The University of Southern Mississippi and his Doctoral degree in violin and viola performance from The University of Georgia. He played as the concertmaster of the USM Symphony Orchestra, belonged to the Mobile Symphony Orchestra in Mobile, Ala., and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in Pensacola, Fla. In addition to serving on the faculty for the WCU Winters School of Music, he also teaches the Gulfport School District and serves as artist director for the Oaklawn Concert Society in Pass Christian, which he established along with Don and Peggy Sprabery.

For more information about the violin recital, please call (228) 702-1775.

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 3:35pm

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 17, 2014 - The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University hosted a reception to celebrate the opening of “An Exhibit of Illustrations and Graphic Design” by Dr. Ed Ford on January 16. Dr. Ford is the director of the Lucile Parker Gallery and assistant professor of graphic design at WCU. The gallery, now located at 512 Tuscan Avenue at Cherry Street, is open Tuesday – Thursday, from 1- 4 p.m. or by appointment 801-755-4052. The exhibit opened on January 15 and will hang through February 12.

The show is a sampling of work that Ford completed in the last 30 years. There is work from his days as a student at The University of Southern Mississippi, from when he served as a freelance commercial artist, and pieces he did as a freelance illustrator and portrait artist. Ford’s resume includes work as a designer and sign painter at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel and at The Design Shop in Hattiesburg. He also worked for three years as an illustrator for the Paradies shops in Atlanta where his designs were sold on souvenirs in airports around the country, and he worked for five years as an art director in broadcast television doing motion graphics.