School Department News
Hattiesburg, Miss., July 30, 2013 - Approximately 500 students will receive degrees at William Carey University in one of four graduation ceremonies August 9-10. Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, will preside at the ceremonies, which are for undergraduate and graduate students of the New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and Tradition campuses.
The ceremony for students on the New Orleans campus is Friday, August 9, at 5 p.m. in Leavell Chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The speaker for the ceremony is Dr. Janet Williams, dean of the WCU School of Nursing.
The ceremony for Hattiesburg students receiving graduate degrees is Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. in Smith Auditorium. The speaker for the 9:30 ceremony is Judge Dawn Beam, 10th District Chancery Court Judge.
The ceremony for Hattiesburg students receiving undergraduate degrees is Saturday, August 10 at 1 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The speaker is Dr. Barbara Childers McMillin, president of Blue Mountain College.
The ceremony for Tradition campus students receiving both graduate and undergraduate degrees is Saturday, August 10 at 4 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. Dr. LaRue Stephens, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Long Beach, will serve as the guest speaker for the Tradition graduation.
For more graduation information, call the Office of the Registrar at (601) 318-6195.
Hattiesburg, Miss., December 6, 2012 - William Carey University is offering unique classes during the J-Term, January 7-11, 2013, on all three campuses. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 21. J-Term classes offered on WCU’s main campus in Hattiesburg include a course on The Life of William Carey, web page design, contemporary worship practices seminar, basic EKG interpretation for nurses, adventure based counseling, educational psychology, recreation for children, introduction to the Old Testament, and a dance and musical theatre workshop with former professional ballet dancer and Broadway star Jonathan Sharp.
On WCU’s Tradition campus, students have the option of taking a history of the Bible course or a nursing course. The New Orleans campus is offering New Orleans History.
For more information, visit www.wmcarey.edu or contact admissions at (601) 318-6051.
New Orleans, La., August 7, 2012 - William “Bill” K. Ray, president and CEO of the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg, Inc., spoke at William Carey University’s commencement ceremony for students on the New Orleans campus on August 3, in Leavell Chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. This graduation was one of the four ceremonies WCU held August 3-4, with nearly 400 students graduating.
Mr. Ray was formerly president and CEO of Wesley Health Systems. He was named South Mississippi Top 10 Business Leader in 2005, Administrator of the Year by the National United Hospital Wesleyan Association in 1995, and Healthcare Executive of the Year by the Mississippi Affiliates of American College of Healthcare Executives in 1994. Mr. Ray is a member of the WCU Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors for Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the Pine Belt Area, the Hattiesburg Rotary Club, a life fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an active member of First Baptist Church. He received the Hub Award in 2011 for outstanding contributions to the community, commitment to excellence and dedication to public service.
Ken’Ja Seals of Jefferson, La., and Cari Jo Stafford of Hammond, La., both senior nursing students at William Carey University’s New Orleans campus, perform color blindness vision tests for elementary school children at Benjamin Mays Preparatory Academy, a New Orleans charter school, on November 8. The WCU nursing students did complete vision screenings for 196 students in grades k-2, in addition to a some special education students at Benjamin Mays on November 7, 8, and 14.