William Carey News
William Carey University’s inaugural cohort of students in the Master of Education in Interscholastic Athletic Administration (IAA) program graduated during fall commencement exercises on Saturday, August 9.
The inaugural cohort included 12 students from central and south Mississippi along with several international students.
The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum at William Carey University will present the art exhibit “Song of the Birds” from September 4 until October 15.
The opening reception will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on September 4. The exhibit features photographs by Alison Morgan; watercolors by Kym Garraway-Braley; and sculptures by Vixon Sullivan. All three artists are from Hattiesburg.
The new School of Business building at William Carey University was dedicated on August 28.
The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University hosted an opening reception for the South Mississippi Art Association’s “Juried Exhibition of Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylics” on August 28.
The Caroline and Ray Bass Memorial Chapel at William Carey University was dedicated on August 27.
The chapel, located behind Chain Garden on the university’s Hattiesburg campus, was completed earlier this year. It will seat approximately 100 people for various functions, such as small religious services, and will also be open daily for use by students, faculty and staff for meditation and reflection.
A centennial celebration was held on August 26 for Tatum Court, the administration building of William Carey University.
William Carey University welcomed new students during Carey WOW (Welcome and Orientation Weekend) held August 21-24.
Some of the activities included a Crusader Ceremony, student luau, devotional times, nature walks and student and parent orientation sessions. Students were able to learn about the history of WCU, its culture and also its namesake through informative sessions led by university personnel. Other sessions included information on being financially smart as a student and exploring Hattiesburg and the local area.
William Carey University offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 to observe Labor Day. Day classes will not meet. Night classes will meet as scheduled. These closings apply to both the Hattiesburg and Tradition (Biloxi) campuses. For more information, contact the university switchboard at (601) 318-6051.
William Carey University held the annual faculty and staff assembly on August 19 at the Hattiesburg campus.
Dr. Tommy King, president, and Dr. Scott Hummel, provost, welcomed the faculty and staff with comments on Carey’s growth and the success of the 2013-2014 academic year.
New employees were recognized, including 18 new faculty members and 32 new staff members. Service awards were also distributed to employees with five years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years and 30 years of service.
The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) held the fifth annual White Coat Ceremony for the medical school class of 2018 on August 16 in Smith Auditorium.
The new class consists of 108 students selected from an applicant pool of 2,442. The class includes 66 men and 42 women ranging in ages from 18-45. The average age in the new class is 25. The class has a total of 112 bachelor’s degrees and 48 master’s degrees, with some students holding several degrees.
The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University will host the South Mississippi Art Association’s “Juried Exhibition of Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylics” from August 26 until September 18.
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 at the Parker Gallery, located at 512 Tuscan Avenue in Hattiesburg.
The exhibition includes 36 works by 20 artists.
For more information, call 801-755-4052.
Student Doctor Terry Fokakis, a second-year medical student at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was presented with the Asbury Award for Academic Excellence on August 16.
The William Carey University School of Education will host an Admission to Teacher Education Roundup on September 9 for individuals interested in becoming educators.
The informational event will be held from 5 until 5:45 p.m. in the Kresge Room of the Thomas Business Building on the WCU Hattiesburg campus.
During the program, Dr. Tammie Brown, chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will present information to students interested in becoming teachers either through the traditional or alternate routes. The event is free and open to the public.