William Carey News

Monday, September 18, 2017
William Carey University is ranked as having one of the nation’s most affordable online nursing programs.
Best Degree Programs ranked Carey’s online RN to BSN nursing program as #6 on the list of 30 most affordable programs at private universities.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution often increases earning potential for registered nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 20 percent expected employment increase over the next five years, which means nurses with advanced degrees like a BSN will be in demand. 
“Many working registered nurses do not have time to return to the traditional classroom,” said Dr. Karen Sicard, dean of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing. “Our RN-BSN program is completely online, making it convenient for working professionals who want to continue their education.”
Friday, September 15, 2017
William Carey University’s School of Education has reached a record high enrollment for the third consecutive year. The fall 2017 enrollment of 1,325 exceeds last fall’s record of 1,319 students. 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
William Carey University ranks as one of the “Best Value” regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 college rankings released on September 12.
Monday, September 11, 2017
William Carey University is reporting a 4.4 percent increase in enrollment for the fall 2017 trimester. With the close of late registration, enrollment stands at 4,694 compared to 4,496 in fall 2016.
Enrollment at the Hattiesburg campus is 3,544 (including 411 in the College of Osteopathic Medicine), and 1,150 students are enrolled at the Tradition campus in Biloxi. 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Get a glimpse of what the William Carey University campus will look like in August 2018 when the new buildings are complete. Landry & Lewis Architects, P.A. has created a 3D animation showing the buildings now under construction at the Hattiesburg campus.
“Landry and Lewis Architects, P.A. is honored to collaborate with William Carey University in recovery efforts that includes new state-of-the-art facilities designed with respect to the rich history of the campus,” said Christian Landry, project manager.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Throughout the hurricane season we will monitor weather conditions and alerts closely. Student and employee safety is our greatest concern. Students and employees should activate the Saderwatch options to receive warnings on their computer, cell phone or other device. Click here to sign up for Saderwatch.
Any class cancellations, school closings or evacuation will be announced on our website and social media.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Embracing Dyslexia is the theme of a symposium for educators and parents on September 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. Sponsors include William Carey University, Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Association, and PREPS (Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools). 
Friday, August 25, 2017
The William Carey University Dyslexia Therapy Program recently received accreditation through the International Multisensory Structured Language Educational Council (IMSLEC). The IMSLEC offers accreditation of training courses whose purpose is to develop qualified professionals to practice in the field of multisensory structured language education.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
William Carey University graduates Conner Sears and Terra Parker Cody were recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for their medical training.
Cody is a Monticello native and the daughter of Mark and Michele Parker of Monticello. She is a student at the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Sears is a Lumberton native and is the daughter of Steed Sears and Dr. Jan Sears of Lumberton. She will attend the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. 
Monday, August 14, 2017
Two William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine students were recognized recently for their high grade point averages.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
William Carey University will award degrees to more than 400 students during three commencement ceremonies August 11 and 12. All ceremonies will be held at Temple Baptist Church, located at 5220 Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg. The graduation services have been moved off-campus this year due to continuing repairs from the January tornado.
Combined with spring commencement, Carey will graduate more than 1,000 students for the seventh consecutive year. 
The schedule and guest speakers are as follows:
Monday, August 7, 2017
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) welcomed its eighth class of students during the annual white coat ceremony on July 29, 2017, at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Members of the faculty, family and mentors presented each student a traditional white lab coat bearing the COM seal. 
Friday, August 4, 2017
William Carey University broke ground for the new Tatum Court and the Asbury Academic Building on August 2, 2017.
“Today was an exciting time as we broke ground for the new Tatum Court,” said Dr. Tommy King, WCU president. “This is further evidence that Carey will come back stronger than ever.”
The new Tatum Court will replace the historic 1914 building which was declared a complete loss after the January 21, 2017, tornado that hit campus. 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated the re-opening of its Interactive Learning Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 27.