School Department News

Tradition Campus

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 2:11pm
Thirty William Carey University nursing students were inducted into the Carey chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing during the annual induction ceremony and luncheon on October 24 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Membership is by invitation only and extends to students completing both undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees. Criteria include successful completion of at least half of the program; a 3.0 grade point average on core nursing courses; inclusion in the top 30 percent of the nursing class; professionalism; and the display of Christian principles in nursing care and practice.
Dr. Susan Lacey, a nursing professor and the director of graduate studies, faculty development and planning for Carey’s School of Nursing, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony and the luncheon. Carey’s chapter of the honor society, Chapter 462, was chartered in 2007.
Inductees include LaQuisha Arbuthnot of Ocean Springs; Cathy Bates of Biloxi; Allison Blair of Jay, Florida; Carissa Martine Bolden of McHenry; Jennifer Maxine Cappel of Slidell, Louisiana; John Michael Churchill of Lauderdale; Ishanda Coleman of New Orleans, Louisiana; Jeffrey Vincent Collins of Saucier; Adriane Crabtree of Hattiesburg; Trish Elizabeth Dauphin of Gretna, Louisiana; Traci Easterling of Gulfport; Andria Entrekin of Purvis; Vanessa Gibbs of Hattiesburg; Kamero Haverstic of Long Beach; Keishandra Houston of Slidell; Tamela Leshell Hyland of Poplarville; Michelle Ladreyt of Destrehan, Louisiana; Emerald Lawrence of Hattiesburg; Lauren Martinolich of Hattiesburg; Ashley McCray of McComb; Jennifer Marie McDavid of Ocean Springs; Nar’Cissa McDonald of Gautier; Christopher Ryan McMillan of Hickory; Elizabeth Nicholson of Petal; Jon Parks of Saucier; Lucretia Moore Peters of New Orleans; Stacey Waldrop of Gulfport; India Natasha Webb of Summit; Amanda Williams of McLain; and Crystal Shawnta Williams of Marion.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:42am
The William Carey University School of Education will host an introduction to teacher education roundup for students interested in becoming educators from 5 until 6 p.m. on November 2 at the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
During the roundup, which will be held in room 312 of B Building, information will be shared about entering the profession through traditional or alternate routes. Information will also be presented on the Elementary Teacher Assistant Academy, a program designed to help teaching assistants gain the additional qualifications needed to become licensed teachers. The academy will begin in the summer of 2016.
For more information, contact Dr. Cassandra Conner, academic dean and director of education programs for the Tradition campus, at (228) 702-1829 or by email at
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 8:41am
William Carey University will hold General Registration Day for the winter term at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi on November 5.
Admissions personnel will be available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Hattiesburg campus and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Tradition campus. Potential students who are unable to attend General Registration Day may contact the admissions office to schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor and a campus tour.
General Registration Day offers new students the opportunity to meet with admissions personnel and faculty advisors, visit key offices, register for classes and tour the university. The 10-week winter term begins on November 9 and continues through February 10.
Students should apply online at before attending General Registration Day. Course schedules and other information is available online. For more information, contact the admissions office in Hattiesburg at (601) 318-6103 or at the Tradition campus at (228) 702-1775.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 8:38am
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 8:40am
The William Carey University School of Education will offer the Elementary Teaching Assistant Academy, a program designed to help teaching assistants gain the additional qualifications needed to become licensed teachers, beginning in the summer of 2016 at the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
The academy was designed to meet the needs of teacher assistants working in public or private schools and offers candidates the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education K-6. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to become licensed elementary teachers for grades K-6 and will have a reading endorsement.
“We recognize that teaching assistants are special and need an environment that allows them to use their existing knowledge and experience as they learn,” said Dr. Cassandra Conner, academic dean and director of education programs for the Tradition campus.
The two-year program will be delivered in a blended format with online and hybrid classes. The hybrid portion of the program will be delivered on three Saturdays each trimester at the Tradition campus. Students will be enrolled as a cohort. New cohort programs will begin each summer.
For more information, contact Conner at (228) 702-1829 or by email at