Psalm 46:1-2, 11
"Carey Strong – God is our Refuge and Strength"
In the early morning of January 21, 2017, as a tornado tore through Hattiesburg and across our campus. It shattered windows, splintered wood, and demolished buildings, but the pulpit Bible in Bass Memorial Chapel remained open to Psalm 46, boldly proclaiming, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
The strength of Carey is not found in buildings, it is found in the Carey family which is grounded in scripture, rooted in faith, and driven by mission. This year’s annual theme, “Carey Strong,” and Psalm 46 speak to more than recovery, they inspire the university to prepare students to face storms and challenges like the wise who build their lives on the rock.