William Carey News

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Today is #GivingTuesday, a day born of a growing movement for generosity following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Countless organizations across the United States will benefit from generous donors today.
Please consider a gift to William Carey University. Your gift makes our growth possible. In the past few years, enrollment has skyrocketed – and so have our needs. With 90 percent of our students receiving financial assistance and space at a premium, funds are needed for scholarships and for capital projects. 
Monday, November 30, 2015
William Carey University will offer scholarships for participation in the university’s inaugural archery team beginning in August 2016.
Students interested in archery at Carey must meet all of the requirements for admission to the university and must also try out for the team. The team is coached by Carey graduate Liam Openshaw and is currently in the organizational stages. Darryn Cook-Kelley, Carey’s intramural sports coordinator, will be the staff sponsor.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Theodore “Ted” Lane Jr., a junior music performance major at William Carey University, was awarded the Hub Award Leadership and Service Scholarship during the annual award dinner and program on November 17 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Miranda Beard, assistant news content director and anchor for WDAM-TV, will be the speaker for the William Carey University Christian Leadership Lecture at 9:25 a.m. on December 2 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
Friday, November 20, 2015
A guide for students seeking an online education recently ranked William Carey University as a “Best Online College” in Mississippi.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Madison Peyton, a junior biology major from Hattiesburg, was crowned Miss William Carey University 2016 during the annual scholarship pageant on November 19 in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.
Peyton, the daughter of Patti Peyton and the late Thomas Peyton Jr., won the pageant’s preliminary contests in evening gown, interview and talent. She was also the recipient of the Amy E. Allen Cash Award for the highest grade point average. Peyton was crowned by Katie Sims of Purvis, Miss WCU 2015.
Friday, November 20, 2015

William Carey University classes, both day and night, will not meet the week of November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 25-27. Regular operating schedules and class meetings will resume on Monday, November 30. For more information on closings, contact the university switchboard at (601) 318-6051. During the Thanksgiving break, campus security will be available by calling (601) 318-6300.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The William Carey University Theatre will present “Herbert and the Magic Mirror,” an original play for children by Jeanna Graves, at 7 p.m. on December 10-12 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.
The play is about cousins Shelby and Robert as they spend the afternoon with a “strange little guy” who comes out of their grandmother’s old mirror. Herbert likes to play games, tell jokes, learn new words and have fun. With friend Susie, they learn not to judge people.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
William Carey University recently welcomed a guest professor with connections to the college co-founded by Carey’s namesake nearly 200 years ago in Serampore, India.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The William Carey University forensics team recently placed first overall, winning in both speech and debate competition, and first in individual events at the Red River Swing Tournament at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Meghan Gagliano of Hattiesburg was recently awarded the William Carey University Student Foundation Scholarship for 2015.
Gagliano, an English and intercultural studies major, was selected for the scholarship from a pool of more than 200 applicants. Lydia Ulrich, president of the Student Foundation, said Gagliano was awarded the scholarship based on participation in activities both on the Carey campus and within the community.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
William Carey University student-athletes Larson Barkurn of Petal and Hope Biggs of Clinton recently received David M. Halbrook Certificates for Academic Achievement Among Athletes.
Barkurn and Biggs were recognized during Carey’s weekly chapel service on November 11 by Dr. Tommy King, Carey president, and by their coaches, Bobby Halford and Jeff Mixon.