William Carey News

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

William Carey University’s Tradition campus, located on Highway 67 in Biloxi, will host Early Registration Day for fall classes from noon until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with campus personnel, register for their classes and visit administrative offices. Students are encouraged to apply online prior to attending Early Registration Day.

To view course schedules and to apply online, visit Contact the Tradition campus for more information at (228) 702-1815.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Saturday, August 9.

The honorary doctorate, awarded by WCU’s Board of Trustees, will recognize Dr. Gay for her lifetime of selfless, Christian service as a medical doctor and missionary. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, will present Dr. Gay with the degree.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Eight William Carey University sports were recently named 2013-2014 Scholar Teams by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with softball earning the top spot among fellow NAIA softball programs.

The softball team was also the highest-ranking team for WCU with a 3.71 team grade point average. Other Scholar-Teams for WCU are women’s tennis (3.49), women’s cross country (3.27), women’s soccer (3.19), women’s basketball (3.08), men’s soccer (3.01), men’s tennis (3.00) and men’s cross country (3.00).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The William Carey University Tradition Campus counseling program has received a National Board for Certified Counselors & Affiliates (NBCC) grant to assist in initial Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation.

The grant, awarded to the program’s clinical mental health and school counseling tracks, was one of 15 given from an applicant pool of 59 institutions nationally.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Miss William Carey University 2014 Sarah Beth Sewell won two awards during the Miss Mississippi Pageant held July 9-12 in Vicksburg.

Sewell won the Non-Finalist Talent Award and the Alpha Talent Award. The Alpha Talent Award is given to a first-year contestant with the highest score in talent who did not win the preliminary.

For her talent, Sewell performed “Sempre Libera,” an aria that concludes Act I of Giueseppe Verdi’s opera, “La Traviata.”

Monday, July 14, 2014
Brent Wallace, adjunct professor of photography at William Carey University and certified photographic consultant, will teach a photography class (ART 215.18) at WCU this fall on Tuesday evenings at 5:45 p.m.
The prerequisite of Art 108 has been waived so that any student, faculty, staff, or community member who wishes to take this class can do so. For current art students, it will meet part of the art core requirement.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The annual Paul Harbin Soccer Camp was held at William Carey University July 7-10.

The camp, which has been conducted by Harbin for over 20 years, is designed to help build confident and responsible young female soccer players. Approximately 200 student-athletes from nine Mississippi and Louisiana high school varsity and junior varsity teams participated in the camp.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

William Carey University recently placed in the top 100 on a national survey that considers costs and employability of the school’s graduates.

President Tommy King stated, “This is another confirmation by an external rating service that William Carey University is preparing students to compete in the job market.”

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, July 2, 2014 - Fourteen students and one professor from William Carey University’s Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing joined the Talladega Baptist Medical Dental Missions International (BMDMI) team for an evangelistic mission trip to Jesus de Otoro, Honduras in May. WCU’s student nurses discovered a deep desire to learn more about cultures other than their own, cultivated lifelong skills and established new friendships from around the globe during the seven day journey.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, June 30, 2014 - William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre will present the popular country music-themed comedy “Pump Boys and Dinettes” July 8-19 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, June 24, 2014 - Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, was elected to a four-year term on the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities (IABCU) board during the annual meeting June 1-3 in Charleston, S.C. The IABCU, which was formerly the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools, is owned and operated by its 47 member schools located in 16 states and two foreign countries. The association includes 44 colleges and universities, two Bible schools, and one theological seminary.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, June 24, 2014 - William Carey University received special recognition by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for three programs in The School of Education. The Second Annual Review of Teacher Preparation Programs evaluated 1,612 teacher preparation programs across the United States, including 20 graduate and undergraduate programs in Mississippi. Elementary, secondary and special educations programs were fully evaluated.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, June 24, 2014 -  The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art at William Carey University is currently displaying a an exhibit “A Slice of Summer,” featuring works by Charles Ambrose, Walter Inglis Anderson, James McConnell Anderson, Leif Anderson, Christopher Stebly, and other Mississippi artists. The exhibit will hang until August 27.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, June 23, 2014 - The William Carey University School of Education has added four graduate courses to its list of Summer Term II offerings.  The four courses will be offered completely online beginning July 7. Summer Term II is five weeks long and will end on August 8. The courses can be used as part of a graduate degree program, for license renewal, or as electives. Courses include EDU 572 (Survey of Exceptional Children); EDU 627 (Performance Assessment); EDU 602 (Trends in Children’s Literature), and EDU 646 (Secondary Methods).

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hattiesburg, MS, June 20, 2014 - William Carey University held the annual Softball Day Camp at Carey’s Kennedy Sports Complex, June 10-12 and again June 17-19, coached by WCU Head Softball Coach Wendy Hogue along with Assistant Coach Craig Fletcher and a group of former Carey softball players.