William Carey News

Friday, April 10, 2015
Chase Crocker of Ocean Springs, a senior music education major at William Carey University, was recently selected as the first recipient of the Michael Iler Memorial Music Scholarship.
The scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in memory of Michael Iler of Vancleave, a Carey music student who died in March 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident caused by an alleged drunk driver. Michael Iler's wife and fellow Carey student Annissa Iler survived the crash but suffered serious injuries.
Friday, April 10, 2015
For the seventh consecutive year, William Carey University has received a perfect score of 3.0 on the Financial Responsibility Index released by the U.S. Department of Education.
For-profit and non-profit institutions of higher learning are required to annually submit audited financial statements to the Department of Education to demonstrate they are maintaining the standards of financial responsibility necessary to participate in Title IV, or federal student aid.
Friday, April 10, 2015
A William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member recently contributed to the development of the national licensing examination for osteopathic medicine.
Dr. Steven Piper, medical director of clinical simulation and assistant professor of clinical sciences for Carey's medical college, contributed to the case and exam development of the performance evaluation part of Level 2 of the COMLEX-USA, or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The William Carey University Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art, located on the Hattiesburg campus adjacent to the Smith/Rouse Library, is hosting a special exhibit of art by Carey students through April 29.
The show features work by Zina Brown, a senior art major from Hattiesburg; Markasha Woullard, a senior art major from Petal; and Chris Holzinger, a graduate art education student from Lumberton.
The Gillespie Museum is open from 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment by calling (601) 318-6542.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Ben Salters of Ocean Springs, a senior music performance major at William Carey University, recently won the Governors' Award given by the Mississippi chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Salters also won the top prize in his division, senior men, during the chapter's annual meeting at the University of Southern Mississippi from March 20-21.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The Mississippi Legislature recently named April 19-25 as National Osteopathic Medicine Week in Mississippi and the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine has planned events to observe the special week.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The William Carey University School of Education will host an Admission to Teacher Education Roundup on Monday, April 13 for individuals interested in becoming educators.
The informational event will be held from 5 until 5:45 p.m. in Room 102 of Fairchild Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.
During the program, Dr. Tammie Brown, chair of Carey's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will present information to students interested in becoming teachers either through the traditional or alternate routes.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi will host the Women's Power Hour, a special opportunity for female students of all ages to worship together and enjoy fellowship, from 4 until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.
It is the second Women's Power Hour event held at the campus, said Angela George, assistant director of the business office and sponsor of the event.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will host the 2015 Honor Band Clinic Concert Series from April 9-13 at the Hattiesburg campus.
The South Jones High School Symphonic Band will begin the Concert Series with a performance in Smith Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will host a Guitar Festival from April 20-25 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Activities begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 20 with a guitar and voice faculty recital in Bass Memorial Chapel featuring David and Jessica Bryan, assistant professors of music. The Bryans will perform pieces by Joaquin Rodrigo, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Gwyneth Walker.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
William Carey University Student Support Services will host a Career Fair from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday, April 9 in the Student Conference Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
The Career Fair will feature 30 vendors, including employers in various fields and representatives from numerous graduate schools. The event is open to Carey alumni and current students of all majors. All attendees will have the chance to win a tablet computer.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
William Carey University added eight inductees to the Sports Hall of Fame during the fifth annual induction ceremony and dinner at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg on Saturday, March 28.
The inductees included Steve Knight, Bobby Halford, Dan Jennings, Forrest Stevenson, Howard Moore, Janet McNease Green, Rickey Coleman and Rick Ferrell.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
William Carey University presented 15 alumni of the Class of 1965 with 50-year medallions during the annual 50-year luncheon held during Homecoming activities on Friday, March 27.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
William Carey University crowned the 2014-2015 Homecoming Court during Homecoming activities on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28.
Tiffany Hooper of State Line was crowned Homecoming Queen. Senior maids were Willa-Ann Renard of Cushing, Okla., and Emily Goff of Vancleave. Junior maids were Conner Sears of Columbia and Kristel Rodriguez of Laurel. Sophomore maids were Leah Smith of Raymond and McKayla Strebeck of Seminary. Freshman maids were Claresta Tasman of Paramaribo, Suriname, and Lindsay Knight of Hattiesburg.