Noonkester School of Arts & Letters

How the Noonkester School Got Its Name

The Noonkester School is named for Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester and Mrs. Naomi Hopkins Noonkester, who served as president and first lady of William Carey College from 1956 to 1989.

All of our art courses are taught by professional, working artists who understand what it takes to live a creative life. Our graduates are working in areas all across the country. As a Baptist supported school, we also operate within the framework of Christian morals and values.

Opportunities

  • Overseas study programs
  • Pre-professional advisement in law
  • Study, internship and research opportunities in the Carey Center, Museum and Research Collection
  • Opportunities for study and expression in the award-winning theatre, communication and art departments
  • Study in programs in history, literature, writing, and foreign language

Please direct questions or comments to mnoonkester@wmcarey.edu or to Mrs. Shirley Edmundson in the dean’s office at (601) 318-6118.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) will continue in the summer of 2017 despite the fact that the Tatum Theatre was heavily damaged and its support facilities totally destroyed in a tornado on Jan. 21.

 

The first step in continuing its rich tradition is the selection of performers and other personnel. Auditions for cast and interviews for crew for CDT’s 42nd season are Saturday, April 8 beginning at 10 a.m. in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Room 112, on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.