Hattiesburg, Miss., July 5, 2012 - William Carey University president Dr. Tommy King has been elected to represent the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) on the Council of Presidents of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Dr. King will serve a three-year term and will represent the interests of the largest of the 24 conferences that make up NAIA. The SSAC includes 15 schools in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
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Students in William Carey University’s summer community nursing course held a Health Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on June 21 in the Student Conference Center. The health fair included booths with information on breast cancer awareness, diabetic education, hypertension, nutrition, smoking cessation, and stress reduction. Tests were conducted on blood glucose and blood pressure, as well. Twenty-three nursing students participated in the planning and implementation of the health fair.
The William Carey University office of admissions will host Super Saturday for new students, both incoming freshmen and transfers, on July 14, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Super Saturday gives students and their parents a glimpse into university life and offers information on admissions, financial aid, housing and student life.
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 22, 2012 - Miss William Carey University Kenna Spiller previewed her competition wardrobe and talent during a campus trunk show on Thursday, June 21, in the Lucile Parker Gallery. Lacey Cofield Bolling, Miss WCU 2006, served as emcee for the trunk show, describing competition outfits and giving background information on the Miss Mississippi pageant. Spiller will represent Carey June 27-30 at the 2012 Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg.
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 18, 2012 - Sixty-one nursing students from the three William Carey University campuses were formally inducted into the Upsilon Theta Chapter 462 of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on June 16 in Wilkes Dining Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. Sigma Theta Tau is the only recognized Honor Society of Nursing, inviting members based on academic and professional excellence. Upsilon Theta Chapter 462, chartered in 2007, is sponsored by the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at WCU.
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 15, 2012 – Dr. Janet Williams, RN, PhD, dean of the William Carey University School of Nursing, was recently elected by her peers to serve as Vice Chair for the Mississippi Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) Deans and Directors committee for the Schools of Nursing throughout the state. Following her year as Vice Chair, she will become Chair for the committee.
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 15, 2012 – William Carey University’s School of Education will host a two-day training seminar entitled, “Executive Seminar: Prevention of, Response to, and Recovery from Campus Emergencies” in the Kresge Room of WCU’s Thomas Business Building on the Hattiesburg campus July 17-18 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The course will be delivered by trainers from the Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), and is certified by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 13, 2012 - Three William Carey University students were recently honored for their work on The Cobbler, the university’s student newspaper.
Joseph Jones, Kelsey Wells, and Christopher Dixon were presented with certificates by The Cobbler Editor-in-Chief Joshua Wilson at the newspaper’s end-of-the-year party in May.
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 7, 2012 - Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) will present “Cotton Patch Gospel” June 14-30 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre at William Carey University.
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 7, 2012 - Three William Carey University students will compete in the 2012 Miss Mississippi pageant in Vicksburg June 27-30.
The students include Miss William Carey University Kenna Spiller, Miss Riverbend Julie Falgout, and Miss Pine Belt Shelby Ryals.
Spiller, a sophomore elementary education major from Petal, will present her platform of “Smiling Through Scoliosis,” which is designed to educate young children and teenagers about the disease. Her talent is playing the piano.
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 6, 2012 - District Teachers of the Year from the southern part of the state were recognized during the monthly Pinebelt Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) meeting at William Carey University on May 29. Phi Delta Kappa is a professional association for educators, and the Pinebelt chapter includes teachers from elementary through university level.
“This is a very big milestone for these teachers’ professional careers and we wanted to honor them through Phi Delta Kappa,” said Dr. Barry Morris, dean of the WCU School of Education.
Hattiesburg, Miss., June 7, 2012 - The Philippines Ambassador the the United States, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., pinned two distinguished Philippines military medals on Kitsap Naval Base Command Chaplain and Filipino-American, Commander Manuel (Don) Biadog, Jr., a 1983 graduate of William Carey University, at a brief ceremony held at the Ambassador's Office in the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2012. Chaplain Biadog graduated WCU cum laude with a degree in social sciences.
Hattiesburg, Miss., May 30, 2012 - Dr. Brett Golson, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Louisville, recently joined the William Carey University faculty and staff as coordinator of bi-vocational programs and assistant professor of religion. Following his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he obtained his B.S. in history and political science from The University of Southern Mississippi and his B.A. in religion from Carey. Dr.