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School of Business

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 3:11pm

Hattiesburg, Miss., December 19, 2013 - William Carey University Business Leadership Institute students recently attended the Area Development Partnership (ADP) Annual Meeting featuring Governor Phil Bryant as keynote speaker. Led by Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business, the Leadership Institute (LI) seeks to develop leadership skills of elite Carey business students through professional and community activities. Selection for the Institution is based on academic standing, involvement in university activities, community service, character, and demonstration of professional behavior.

"I invited the Leadership Institute students to attend an ADP event so they could learn more about networking opportunities," said Dr. Dale. "I chose  this particular ADP event so they could learn more about the state's economy from our governor."

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 3:37pm

Hattiesburg, Miss., November 21, 2013 - Dr. Billy Brown, professor of business and associate dean of business programs at William Carey University’s Tradition campus, presented a lecture titled, “Chasing the Rainbow in Search of Business Success” on November 19 in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus. Dr. Brown is also a recruiter for the Tradition campus’ MBA program.

This lecture a part of the WCU’s University Lecture Series.

According to Dr. Brown, “Everyday regardless of what you are doing in business, or even in life for that matter, the competition of some kind, variety, shape or form is out to get you so you had best be running.”

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 3:18pm

Hattiesburg, Miss., October 30, 2013 - Twenty-eight business majors and three faculty members from William Carey University participated in Make a Difference Week October 22-25. The School of Business partnered with Volunteer Hattiesburg to serve as site coordinators for six homes in the Hattiesburg area affected by the February 10 tornado. Also, the organizations Gamma Chi and Pi Omega sponsored a car wash on campus to raise money for tornado victims. Students attended the Petal Fall Festival, as well, to collect funds for Recovering the Pine Belt, and some students assisted in the renovation of a damaged home. 

“The School of Business project with Volunteer Hattiesburg was organized by WCU student Jeremiah Lindley, and he worked closely with the organization’s director Dena Parker to make sure that volunteers were trained and available at all sites,” said Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business. “I am impressed that he was able to recruit so many students to assist with this important project.”

Emily Sheckells, director of student activities, helped Gamma Chi and Pi Omega organize the car wash on campus to raise money for tornado victims, and also encouraged WCU faculty, staff, and students to eat at Raising Canes during Make a Difference Week while they were donating a portion of sales to R3SM, the local recovery agency.

“I think the students became aware of the needs in the Hattiesburg area through participation in Make a Difference Week and realized how they could impact others through community service,” said Dr. Dale.

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 3:36pm

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.

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 4:12pm

Biloxi, Miss., July 29, 2013 - William Carey University’s Tradition Campus, located on Highway 67 in Biloxi, is offering a new Saturday Business Program that will be available beginning in the Fall 2013. Offered for the convenience of working individuals, the program courses will be held on Saturdays and will allow students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Management/Marketing.

Students will take three courses each trimester: two in an on-line hybrid format that will meet three times during the trimester, and one that will meet in the classroom each week. If a student has completed all general education requirements and enters the program with 64 hours of general education/core curricula courses earned at a community college or university, they can complete degree requirements in two years. Financial aid is available for qualified students.

William Carey's Fall 2013 trimester begins on Monday, August 26, and ends November 4.

For more information about William Carey University, please visit
For more information on the Saturday Business Program, contact Bernie Cousins at or 228-702-1847, or Kerry Cameron at or 228-702-1815.