Health Care Career Symposium Held at WCU

Hattiesburg, Miss., February 21, 2013 - William Carey University held a symposium for high school students interested in health care careers on February 20. Representatives from Jones County Junior College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Pearl River Community College, University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC), The University of Southern Mississippi, WCU, and WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) were present and led breakout sessions to present information about the programs they offer.

The morning began with refreshments and registration, followed by a general session. During the general session, Nick Holland, undergraduate admissions counselor/recruiter for WCU, Dr. Daniel Edney, a physician with River Region Health System in Vicksburg and former WCU Board of Trustee member, and Dr. Jim Weir, associate dean of student affairs for WCUCOM, addressed the students. Two breakout sessions followed, allowing students to ask questions and learn more about individual programs. The symposium ended with an assembly allowing each representative to present a quick overview. A luncheon followed, with Dr. Peggy Davis, assistant dean of admissions at UMC serving as keynote speaker.

The event was sponsored by After Hours Medical Clinic, DBA Camellia Management, and Coca-Cola.


(left to right) Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, stops for a photo with Haley Pierce from Petal High School at the symposium for high school students interested in health care careers held at WCU on February 20. Haley is enrolled in Petal High School’s Allied Health program, and has already been accepted to WCU for the fall.