William Carey University and the
Area Development Partnership honored
Tom White, owner of 206 Front and
Bianchi’s Pizzeria in downtown
Hattiesburg, with the 2013 Small
Business Leadership Award during the
21st Annual Small Business Leadership
Luncheon held in May at Southern Oaks
House and Gardens in Hattiesburg.
Tom White came to Hattiesburg as a
freshman at the University of Southern
Mississippi. Inspired by the architecture
of downtown and his immigrant Italian
ancestry, 206 Front opened in July 2002
followed five years later by Bianchi’s
Pizzeria. Mr. White and his wife, Julie,
have two sons, Townes and Dom, and a
daughter, Ella.
Mr. White is a fan and supporter
of the athletic and arts programs at
USM and WCU. He employs many
students from both schools and features
musicians and visual art by students at
his businesses. Mr. White said that he is
grateful to the Hattiesburg community
for allowing him to make this his
personal and professional home.
The SBLA recognizes the important
contributions of small businesses to
the economic, social, and cultural life
of the community and the particular
achievements of one individual or
family. SBLA nominees must meet
several criteria including employing 100
or fewer employees, operating locally
except for marketing, exhibiting Judeo-
Christian ethics, being financially sound
and participating in community service.
Pictured are (left to right) Joe and Jutta
White, parents of the award recipient; Tom
White, and his wife, Julie Hammond White.
Tom White Honored
with Small Business Leadersh ip Award
WCU Athletic
Director and Men's
Head Basketball Coach
Steve Knight has
been named Athletic
Director of the Year
for the Southern States
Athletic Conference
(SSAC). The SSAC is the
largest conference in
the National Athletic
Intercollegiate Association
and includes schools
stretching from South
Carolina, Tennessee,
Georgia, Alabama,
Mississippi, and
Louisiana. William Carey
University has been a
member of the SSAC for
just over two years.
WCU Honored by
Energy Star
William Carey University has
been recognized by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency for its
commitment to a better environment
and greenhouse gas reduction as a
participant in the ENERGY STAR Low
Carbon IT Campaign. Pictured is (left to
right) Scotty Fletcher, energy specialist
and assistant coach for the men’s
basketball team, presenting the ENERGY
STAR certificate to Grant Guthrie, vice
president for business affairs and chief
financial officer, and Bob Blevins,
director of facilities, grounds, and
maintenance. William Carey University
was recognized, along with other
organizations, at the ENERGY STAR
awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.,
in March.
Steve Knight
Named Athletic Director of the Year
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