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William Carey News

Friday, September 12, 2014

The William Carey University Board of Trustees has approved a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the university's Hattiesburg campus.

At their regular September 4 meeting, the Trustees unanimously approved the recommendation of WCU President Dr. Tommy King to initiate efforts to raise $1.5 million in startup funds for the program. The opening of the program will depend upon WCU's ability to raise the funds.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The annual William Carey University scholarship dinner, featuring University of Mississippi Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Robert C. Khayat as keynote speaker, was held on September 9 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens.

The theme for the scholarship dinner was “The Education of a Lifetime: Actions, Not Words,” adapted from the title of Khayat’s recently published autobiography and from the university’s 2014-2015 theme.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 college rankings and William Carey University again earned several prestigious honors.

WCU, which has campuses in Hattiesburg and Biloxi, Mississippi, was named a top tier “Best Regional University in the South,” ranking 37 out of the 126 universities listed. The rankings include both public and private universities in the southern United States, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The new School of Business building at William Carey University was dedicated on August 28.

Friday, August 29, 2014

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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A centennial celebration was held on August 26 for Tatum Court, the administration building of William Carey University.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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.

Monday, August 25, 2014

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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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.

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