School Department News

School of Business

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:55pm
William Carey University student-athletes Larson Barkurn of Petal and Hope Biggs of Clinton recently received David M. Halbrook Certificates for Academic Achievement Among Athletes.
Barkurn and Biggs were recognized during Carey’s weekly chapel service on November 11 by Dr. Tommy King, Carey president, and by their coaches, Bobby Halford and Jeff Mixon.
A pitcher and third baseman for the Crusader baseball team, Barkurn is a junior business administration major with a concentration in management and marketing. He is a former pitcher and quarterback for Petal High School and is a two-year starter for the Crusaders. He serves as an officer for Carey’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter and as a member of the dean’s advisory council for the School of Business. He has also been recognized as a scholar-athlete by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Biggs, a graduate of Central Hinds Academy in Raymond and an inductee into their Hall of Fame, is a senior golfer at Carey. She is a psychology major with a coaching minor and the president of Carey’s FCA chapter. She is also a member of the Association of Student-Athletes, a governance structure within the NAIA, and an officer on the Student Leadership Council for the Southern States Athletic Conference. Biggs has received numerous awards for competition and academic success, including several event titles, All-Tournament and All-Academic awards and NAIA Scholar-Athlete status.
The Halbrook Awards, which are administered by the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, the Mississippi Community College Board and the Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, recognize colleges and universities that maintain and achieve high academic standards for student-athletes. Two student-athletes from each institution of higher learning in the state are selected annually for the certificates based on academic scores, athletic contribution, character, community service and leadership.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:46am
Devora Allen of Columbia, a senior business administration major with an accounting concentration at William Carey University, was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Education Foundation.
In a letter sent to Allen and School of Business officials, Cheryl Lee, chair of the society’s Board of Governors, praised Allen’s “outstanding record” in school. Lee also assured Allen of the society’s willingness to help qualified young people enter the accounting profession.
Lee wrote that the scholarship is based on academic achievement, involvement in campus activities, financial need and recommendation of an accounting professor. Allen was recommended by Pamela Jones, an assistant professor of business at Carey.
“Devora is dedicated to becoming a consummate professional,” said Jones. “She is an eager student and a pleasure to have in class.”
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 4:33pm
The William Carey University School of Business has been named a candidate for accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the premier professional accrediting organization for business programs in colleges and universities throughout the world.
The IACBE Board of Commissioners approved Carey’s candidacy during a meeting from July 21-23 in Kansas City, Missouri. In granting the status, the commissioners determined that the School of Business has developed an appropriate quality management system; has satisfied candidacy requirements relating to its business programs, resources and operational processes; and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review.
“Participation in the IACBE accreditation process will assist the School of Business in maintaining quality programs to prepare students for their professions,” said Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the School of Business.
The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education. Founded in 1997, the IACBE is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and has accredited over 1,200 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and South America.
“With this recognition, business is on its way to joining the growing number of academic programs at Carey that have attained specialty accreditation over and above the university accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges,” said Dr. Tommy King, Carey president. “This is a tribute to the quality programs in business and the hard work of the School of Business administration and faculty.”
The School of Business, which operates at both the main campus in Hattiesburg and at the Tradition campus in Biloxi, offers the bachelor’s degree in business administration with multiple concentrations. The Master of Business Administration degree is also offered.
For more information on IACBE, visit
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.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:42am
The William Carey University School of Business is offering a way for the working individual to earn a bachelor's degree in business in a hybrid format with Saturday class meetings at the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
The Saturday program will begin in fall 2015 and will offer students the Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration in management and marketing. Students will take three courses each term, including two in a hybrid format that meet three times during the term and one that meets each Saturday.
The program may be completed in two years if the interested student has completed general education requirements and enters the program with 64 hours of general education and core curricula courses earned at a community college or university. A further 64 course hours, including the business core and concentration requirements, are needed to complete the degree.
For more information, contact Bernie Cousins, director of business programs at the Tradition campus, at (228) 702-1847 or by email at Learn more about Carey's programs at