The City of Hattiesburg presented a resolution on Oct. 18 recognizing William Carey University’s presence in Hattiesburg for 110 years. The school traces its beginning to the Pearl River Boarding School, which opened in 1892 in Poplarville. Following a fire in 1905, the school moved to Hattiesburg and reopened in 1906 with the new name South Mississippi College. Over the years, the university underwent other name changes including Mississippi Woman’s College (1911-1954) and William Carey College (1954-2006).
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Patrick Dickson of Mount Olive was awarded a scholarship from the Education Foundation of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dickson is a senior accounting major at William Carey University; he has a 4.0 GPA in accounting and a 3.30 GPA overall. He is a member of the WCU golf team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and participates in intramural sports.
The William Carey University Tradition campus will present “Anderson, A Mississippi Legacy,” an exhibit featuring works by three generations of the Walter Inglis Anderson family from October 19 – November 11. A reception will be held Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the administration building.
A donation of playground equipment was a “true blessing,” said Janet Baldwin, director of the Oseola McCarty Youth Development Center. William Carey University donated the swing set and see-saw that were used during the recent production of “How to Eat Like a Child.” Music professor Connie Roberts said rather than take the set apart at the end of the show, she contacted Baldwin to see if the center could use it for its playground.
The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation’s Ann Morris Memorial Fund recently awarded $10,000 to the William Carey University Quality of Life Project, which pairs students with adults with intellectual disabilities. The money will support recreational and educational projects.
William Carey University has announced the hiring of Dr. David Weldon as the associate dean of the proposed School of Pharmacy at the Tradition campus.
The August 2016 graduates of the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at William Carey University’s Tradition campus received a 100 percent passing rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
William Carey University recently welcomed the first class of students enrolled in the new Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The 30 students received their white coats in a ceremony on August 27. The program is part of Carey’s continuing efforts to fulfill medical needs in Mississippi and the Gulf Coast region.
The William Carey University Theatre will present the award winning Lorraine Hansberry play “A Raisin in the Sun” October 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and October 9 at 2 p.m. in the Joe & Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.
The Student Nurses Association at William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus is leading a drive to collect items for the flood victims in Louisiana. The drive began September 5 and will continue through September 19. Student organizations and individuals from across campus are contributing to the relief drive, and the public is invited to contribute as well. Some of the items being collected are canned food, water, clothing, shoes, diapers, baby wipes, pet supplies, hygiene and cleaning products.