WCU Breaks Ground for New Buildings

Hattiesburg, Miss., June 7, 2013 - William Carey University officials held groundbreaking ceremonies for Phase IV of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) complex and the Carey Chapel on Thursday, June 6. Phase IV of the WCUCOM will be the 7379-square-foot Anatomy Building, which will cost $1,324,500 and will provide medical students with increased space for laboratory work. The 2630-square-foot Carey Chapel, which will be located directly behind Chain Garden, will cost $761,540 and will provide an area for worship, as well as wedding ceremonies for students, faculty, and staff. 

At the start of both ceremonies Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, gave a welcome  and recognized those whose contributions have made these building projects possible. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Odean Busby gave the invocation for the Phase IV ceremony, and Dr. Daniel Caldwell, dean of the Cooper School of Missions and Biblical Studies, gave the prayer for the chapel ceremony. Dr. Scott Hummel, provost, made closing remarks and gave a prayer for guidance and blessing for the projects.

Dr. King said that these are “important steps in the growth of William Carey during this exciting time of progress.”

1. (left to right) Pictured are Jonathan McRee, contractor with Larry J. Sumrall Contractors, Inc.; Kevin Lewis, architect with Landry and Lewis Architects; Odean Busby, chairman of the Board of Trustees; Dr. Scott Hummel, provost at WCU; Richard Calderone, a senior WCUCOM student from Slidell, La.; Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, and Dr. Jim Turner, dean of the WCUCOM, turning the ground for Phase IV of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) complex, the Anatomy Building.