School Department News

Tradition Campus

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:50pm
The William Carey University Office of Admissions will host Super Saturday, an early registration event for new freshmen and transfer students, on March 21.
Super Saturday allows new students to finalize paperwork, tour the Carey campus, meet with their academic advisor and register for classes for the summer and fall terms. Activities will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hattiesburg campus and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Tradition campus in Biloxi.
Prior to attending the event, students are asked to apply for admission to Carey online at Students are also asked to RSVP for Super Saturday by contacting admissions personnel at the campus they want to attend. To RSVP for the Hattiesburg campus event, email or call (601) 318-6103. To apply for the Tradition campus event, email or call (228) 702-1815. Students are asked to RSVP by March 18.
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:03pm
The William Carey University Fail School of Nursing was named the School of Nursing of the Year and Dr. Janet Williams, Carey’s dean of nursing, was named School of Nursing Administrator of the Year by the Mississippi Nurses’ Association during the annual Nightingale Awards Gala in Jackson on March 2.
The Nightingale Awards are sponsored by the association and the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation to honor outstanding nurses and health care professionals. The awards are known as the “Academy Awards” of quality service in the nursing and health care industry.
The awards recognize the Fail School of Nursing’s dedication to providing relevant educational programs which meet needs in the state and also recognize the school’s strong admission growth. The nursing school, first approved to offer classes in 1969, has expanded significantly in recent years and operates on both the main campus in Hattiesburg, the Tradition campus in Biloxi and at a Slidell, La., off campus site.
In addition to offering the nursing bachelor’s degree, the nursing master’s degree with multiple specialty areas and post-master’s degree program options in nursing education, the School of Nursing added in 2012 a doctorate in nursing education and administration and a bachelor’s degree in health information management. A dual master’s degree in nursing and business administration was added in 2014.
The new programs are just one part of the nursing school’s continued growth. Dr. Williams and the nursing school faculty have also worked to improve existing programs and keep the school at the cutting edge of trends in health care education. School leaders also continually assess needs in the state and work to provide for those needs.
An example of providing for needs is found in the establishment of the nursing doctorate, created following a 2010 Institute of Medicine report recommending universities double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
In the 2012-2013 academic year, only six Mississippi nurses earned doctorates. The Carey nursing school graduated an inaugural class of 21 students from its nursing doctorate program in 2014. Twenty-eight more doctoral students are projected to receive their degrees in August 2015 followed by 35 students in 2016.
The Nightingale Awards also recognize the vision of Dr. Williams and her ability to implement and manage strong programs. Dr. Williams has been with the Fail School of Nursing for 25 years and has served for four years as dean. She was appointed in 2014 by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve on the Mississippi State Board of Nursing.
For more information on Carey's nursing school, visit or call (601) 318-6478.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:18am
A stereotypical New Year’s resolution is becoming a reality at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi as a new fitness and wellness program has been established to benefit campus employees and students.
The program, first implemented at the beginning of January, includes a commitment from select employees to meet a walking goal of 10,000 steps per day. Future plans include involving students through the activities of the Student Government Association, which is planning a 5K race in the spring to promote the wellness program on the campus.
The trend to a more fit university community started at Carey’s main campus in Hattiesburg in September 2013. A walking club, consisting of employees and students, meets several times a week. Employees at both campuses also receive weekly emails with healthy living tips, including recipes.
For its wellness efforts, Carey has been named a “Fit Friendly” worksite by the American Heart Association. The university’s efforts come at a time when Gallup has ranked Mississippi as the most obese state in the United States with an obesity rate of 35.4 percent in 2013.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:54am
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 4:42pm
The William Carey University Tradition campus hosted on January 22 an opening reception for “Identity,” an exhibit of artwork done by senior art students.
The exhibit, which will run through February 9, features work by Hayley Benefield of Gulfport, Ashton Gibson of Gulfport, Jamie Suzanne Nash of Ocean Springs, LucyEllen Landry of Biloxi and Tessa Stockstill of Biloxi.
“Identity” can be viewed in the Tradition campus A Building foyer, located at 19640 Highway 67 in Biloxi. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, call (228) 702-1775 or email Tracy Williams, chair of the art department, at