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Tradition Campus

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:53pm
William Carey University has been recognized as a “Best Bang for the Buck” institution in the annual College Guide of Washington Monthly, a bimonthly nonprofit magazine covering politics, government, culture and the media.
 
Carey was ranked number 15 on the “Best Bang” Southern schools list, which includes over 200 schools. The rankings rate institutions based on criteria including social mobility, research and civic engagement, and also recognize schools that are “doing the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” Other factors considered in the rankings include student loan default rate, graduation rate, percentage of students receiving Pell grants, net price, percentage of applicants that are admitted and ACT/SAT scores.
 
Founded in 1892, Carey has two campuses in Mississippi, including the main campus in Hattiesburg and the Tradition campus in Biloxi. Carey’s mission is to provide quality educational programs both on the undergraduate and graduate levels within a Christian academic community and to challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership and service in a diverse and global society.
 
For more information or to view rankings, visit www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 1:53pm
William Carey University recognized employees with service awards during annual faculty and staff meetings at the Hattiesburg campus on August 14 and August 18. 
 
Employees with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 years of service were recognized by Dr. Tommy King, Carey president, and presented with a service pin and certificate.
 
FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE: Bob Bailey, Jessica Bell, Judy Caldwell, Pamela Crowley, Barry Farrell, Greg Futral, Jennifer Glenn, Nick Griffis, Denise Hancock, John Jones, Gabor Legradi, Shelia Martin, Bobby Middlebrooks, Clarke Millette, Jeff Mixon, Don Odom, Rob Payne, Johnny Porter, Everett Roark, Jalynn Roberts, Becky Robertson, Pam Shearer, Heather Sours, Jessica Taylor, Janice Vincent, Jim Weir and Chuck Windham
 
TEN YEARS OF SERVICE: Phyllis Armstrong, Frank Baugh, Debbie Blackwell, Laine Bourdene, Natalie Colon, Bettye Duhon, Angela George, Kristy Johnson, Roosevelt Jones, Regina Knight, Jeannie Lockley, Barry Morris, Daniel Owens, Thomas Richardson, Meagan Smith, Shirley Westfaul and Tracy Williams
 
FIFTEEN YEARS OF SERVICE: Gary Blackwell, Bitsy Browne Miller and Tommy Rauch
 
TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE: David Brockway, Lydia Easterling, Laurie Glaze, Tim Glaze, Mary Nesbitt and Barbara Tillery
 
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE: Daniel Browning, Tracy English, Alissa King, Colleen Stewart and Janet Williams
 
THIRTY YEARS OF SERVICE: Bennie Crockett, Susan Dickey and Howard Keever
 
FORTY YEARS OF SERVICE: Bobby Halford
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 1:02pm
More than 450 William Carey University students received degrees during the largest August commencement in the university’s history on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
 
During the Friday ceremony, 26 students received the Ph.D. in nursing education and administration degree. Three students received the Ph.D. in higher education administration degree and six students received the Specialist in Education degree. The speaker for the ceremony was Dr. Chuck Benigno, superintendent of the Laurel School District.
 
Three ceremonies were held on Saturday. The first ceremony was for graduate students from the Hattiesburg campus with Jermaine Brown, principal of Hattiesburg High School, as speaker. The second ceremony was for undergraduate students from the Hattiesburg campus with Dr. Steven Bishop, president of Southwest Mississippi Community College in McComb, as speaker. The final ceremony was for graduate and undergraduate students from the Tradition campus with Dr. Argile Smith, pastor of Parkway Baptist Church in Biloxi, as speaker.
 
The four ceremonies, combined with five commencement ceremonies in May, brought the total number of Carey graduates during the 2014-2015 academic year to nearly 1,200 students.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 3:49pm
William Carey University will hold General Registration Day for the fall term at both the Hattiesburg campus and the Tradition campus in Biloxi on Wednesday, August 19.
 
Admissions personnel will be available from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Hattiesburg campus and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Tradition campus.
 
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 fall term begins on August 24 and runs through October 28.
 
For more information, contact the admissions office in Hattiesburg at (601) 318-6103 or at the Tradition campus at (228) 702-1775.
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.