William Carey News

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
William Carey University Winters School of Music students Tyler Greer and Kyle Dykes were elected as performers for the Southeast Trombone Symposium being held June 22-27 at Columbus State University in Georgia. They will participate in lectures, master classes, and recitals with some of the world’s leading trombone performers and educators.
Dykes is a senior music education major from Purvis and Greer is a sophomore music performance major from Philadelphia, MS.
Friday, June 16, 2017
William Carey University students aren’t letting damage from the tornado that hit campus on January 21 stop them from continuing their education.
Registration for the summer trimester closed on June 9, and the university is reporting a 2 percent increase in enrollment over summer 2016. The number of students enrolled on the Hattiesburg campus increased from 1,638 in 2016 to 1,650 this year. Enrollment at the Tradition campus in Biloxi and the programs at Keesler Air Force Base stands at 655, up from 621 in 2016. Total enrollment grew from 2,259 last summer to 2,305 this year.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Brian Murphy, assistant professor of music at William Carey University, is a recipient of the Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award for 2016. Christy Meyers of Steinway Piano Gallery in Mobile, Alabama, nominated Murphy for his outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education and performance. “His commitment to his students is also evident in his continued dedication to provide music students the finest of instruments for practice and performance,” said Meyers.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre will present “Country Is: The Music of Main Street” June 15 – July 1 at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. Pictured are Tessa Flesher, Emily Oliver, Ben Salters and Joey Parker rehearsing a scene from the country music revue which includes classics from Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and others. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. with the performance following.
For reservations call (601) 318-6221. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are $30 per person and includes dinner, show, and sales tax.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
William Carey University will upgrade its student system to Unit4 Student Management in the cloud. 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
William Carey University alumnus W. L. “Trey” Folse III has been named the 2017 Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Executives (LASE). This award is given each year to a superintendent who demonstrates strong leadership and excellence in education. 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Jennifer Hotzman, assistant professor of anatomy at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, needed a CAT scan of Native American bones from the time shortly after Columbus arrived. She put out a call for assistance and Singing River Hospital stepped in to help. 
“Tipu is a unique Mayan archeological site in Belize that dates to the 1500s. It contains about 600 burials,” said Hotzman. “Of course, everyone knows Columbus came to the new world in 1492. The major question I want to answer is how the native population was influenced by their contact and interaction with the Spanish.”
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Dr. Lynne Houston, associate vice president for university enhancement, will speak at the June meeting of Sales and Marketing Professionals – Pine Belt (SMP).  
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13, at The Lake Terrace Convention Center. Networking and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon. Cost for guest is $15.
Friday, May 26, 2017
The Avista-NAIA World Series gets underway today, Friday, May 26, in Lewiston, Idaho. The Crusaders (#9) are making their first World Series appearance since 1978. They take to the field at 3 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. Central time) against the #8 seeded Hope International University Royals.
The 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State, takes place May 26 – June 2. The World Series is a 10-team, double-elimination tournament with the winner being crowned either June 1 or June 2 depending on if the eventual national champion drops one of its earlier round games. 
The Crusaders athletic teams have posted good records this spring, and it seems the destruction of the January 21 tornado has left them even more determined to excel and demonstrate their Carey Strong spirit. 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Carey Dinner Theatre, Mississippi’s unique dinner theatre, will celebrate its 42nd season with two musicals in June and July on William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Gary Carmichael is the recipient of the 2017 Small Business Leadership Award presented by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership. The annual awards luncheon was held May 3 at Southern Oak House and Gardens.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Building named in honor of long-time Carey instructor Ben Waddle
On April 28, 2017, William Carey University held a dedication ceremony for the new Ben Waddle Sports Facility and the WCU track. 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Keria Jefferson has been awarded the Penny Rodrique Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 for the 2017-18 and the 2018-19 school years. She has been accepted to the dyslexia therapy master's program at William Carey University. She will attend the summer session in Hattiesburg during the month of June 2017 and then will continue to work on her master’s degree.  
Monday, May 15, 2017

Scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students during the annual Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 3, 2017, at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Pictured (from left) are Brooke Morales and Clayton Rush, who received the School of Business Scholarship; Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business; and John Lindsey, recipient of the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship.

Monday, May 15, 2017
Thirteen William Carey University graduate students have received $1,000 scholarships from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE).