School Department News

Winters School of Music

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 2:26pm
Spirit of Carey, the William Carey University marching band, will be featured during “10 Years and 10,000 Reasons,” a celebration of recovery following Hurricane Katrina, at the Barksdale Pavilion in Gulfport’s Jones Park on Saturday, August 29.
The celebration and remembrance service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will feature former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes and several other speakers. A love offering will be collected for Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian organization. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic basket or visit food vendors on the grounds for lunch in the park.
For more information, contact Dr. John Kelly, chief administrative officer for the City of Gulfport, at (228) 868-5770.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:10am
The fall term for the William Carey University Suzuki Institute, which offers violin, viola and cello lessons for children ages 4 and up, will begin on August 17.
The term will last 12 weeks and will incorporate private lessons, group classes, recitals and parent-teacher conferences. Classes are offered in varying skill levels. The institute’s curriculum is based on the teaching philosophy of Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki, who believed “musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability that can be developed.”
For more information on the program or to register, contact the Winters School of Music and Ministry at (601) 318-6175 or Daniela Pardo, institute director, at (414) 737-4620 or by email at
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.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 2:03pm