State Farm Agent and Former Carey Athlete Speaks to Carey Scholars

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 16, 2013 - Clyde Bryant, a state farm agent in Hattiesburg and Carey graduate, spoke to Carey Scholars during their first monthly Honors Colloquium of the year at William Carey University on September 13.

Bryant, who was born and raised in Hattiesburg, came to William Carey to play baseball and graduated with a degree in business administration. After a brief stint working in Texas, he moved back to Hattiesburg and began a career with State Farm in 1989. Bryant not only runs a successful branch of the insurance agency on Broadway Drive, but is also active in the community. He currently serves as a board member for the Lake Terrace Convention Center Commission and the United Way of Southeast Mississippi.
“I’m proud to be a graduate of William Carey,” Bryant said. “Carey opened a lot of doors for me, and there are a lot of great things happening at this university.”

The Carey Scholars  are select students chosen to be part of the prestigious Presidential Honors Program based on academic excellence. The 2013 – 2014 Carey Scholars have the largest freshman class to date with 33 students, and these students have an average ACT score of 30. Dr. Scott Hummel, provost, leads the program.

Pictured are (far left) Dr. Scott Hummel, provost and Carey Scholars program leader, and (center) Clyde Bryant, a state farm agent in Hattiesburg and Carey graduate, with Carey Scholar officers (left to right) Caitlin Cooksey of Collinsville, Lauren Anderson of Puckett, Alyssa Bond of Perkinston, Austin Farmer of Hattiesburg, and Miles Deaton of Hattiesburg.