Carey Hosts Reunion for Mississippi Woman’s College Students
William Carey University hosted the annual reunion for students of Mississippi Woman’s College, one of Carey’s predecessor institutions, on October 30 at the Hattiesburg campus.
During the reunion, guests were welcomed by Pamela Shearer, director of alumni relations, at a special luncheon. Guests enjoyed reminiscing about their experiences at Woman’s College and also heard an update on Carey’s health and future from Dr. Tommy King, president. Special music was provided by Katie Sims, the current Miss William Carey University, with additional musical entertainment provided by the ABC Trio consisting of Dr. Allison Chestnut, Beverly Thames and Chalie Ray. The event ended with the singing of the Woman’s College alma mater.
Woman’s College operated from 1911 through 1954 on the current Hattiesburg campus. The college became co-educational in 1954 and was renamed William Carey College in honor of William Carey, the English cobbler-linguist who is regarded as the “Father of Modern Missions.” The institution’s present name was adopted in 2006 to reflect the university’s growth.