School Department News

Tradition Campus

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:59pm
William Carey University will be closed and day classes will not meet in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19. This closing applies to the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. Night classes will meet at their scheduled time on both campuses. 
Offices will reopen and day classes will resume the normal schedule on Tuesday, January 20.
For more information, call (601) 318-6051.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 9:59am
The Leo W. Seal Family Foundation, headquartered in Bay St. Louis, has pledged $125,000 for the establishment of the school of pharmacy at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi.
The pledge will be distributed to Carey over a five-year period, with $50,000 already contributed, to defray startup costs for the pharmacy school. The school, the second of its kind in Mississippi, will have the mission of serving the entire Gulf Coast region. It will also anchor a Health Care Industry Zone, established by state law, within a five-mile radius of the campus on Highway 67.
Hank Zuber, District 113 state representative and co-author of the legislation creating the zone, was on hand for the Foundation’s formal gift presentation on January 12 and noted the impact of the gift.
“I would like to thank the Foundation for the generous contribution,” said Zuber. “They are taking the lead with this contribution in bringing the Coast back … we are now one step closer to having the pharmacy school at Carey, which will be a game-changer for south Mississippi not only in terms of the school itself but possibilities including, but not limited to, high-tech spin-off companies and ancillary businesses.”
Foundation board member Clay Wagner said the Foundation was pleased to support such a worthy project.
“We are very, very excited to be able to participate in such an amazing project not only for the students on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, but also for the growth and development of our region,” he said.
Carey President Dr. Tommy King expressed appreciation to the Foundation and noted the university’s desire to serve the Gulf Coast and surrounding area.
“Carey has been on the coast for more than 35 years. Bringing the first professional school to the coastal region is just another example of our desire to serve this significant area of Mississippi and neighboring states,” said Dr. King.
For more information on the pharmacy school or on ways to give, contact Monica Marlowe, chief advancement officer for the Tradition campus, at (228) 702-1853 or by email at
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 2:55pm
The Center for Creative Scholars at William Carey University will host the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Creativity Exploration camp at the Tradition campus in Biloxi from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 17.
Students in grades 2-6 are invited to attend the camp and explore their creative potential through activities in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The workshop will engage participants through critical thinking and problem solving with a creative arts emphasis.
The cost for the camp is $20, which includes tuition, lunch and instructional materials. Students may be nominated to attend the program by parents, teachers and peers or by self-nomination and should display strong characteristics of creative, academic, intellectual, artistic or leadership giftedness. Slots in the program are limited in order to provide small group interaction and individualized instruction.
For more information or to receive nomination materials, contact Dr. Christina Liverett, assistant professor of education, at (601) 318-6609 or by email at
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:01am
Thirty-two officers from the D’Iberville Police Department recently attended a search and seizure update workshop hosted by the criminal justice program at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi.
The workshop, held throughout a two-week span in December, allowed the officers to receive a partial fulfillment of their state-mandated in-service training hours, according to Dr. Karla Pope, chair of the criminal justice program.
“The workshops are designed to help the officers be better prepared to act and react in situations they encounter on the street,” said Dr. Pope.
She added that the discussion-based classes allow officers to use their experiences and the experiences of their colleagues to better understand the application of constitutional protections in law enforcement.
“We enjoy hosting the officers on our campus because it is a way for William Carey to give back to the local community and keep the local police force current on any changes in the constitutional issues they need to be knowledgeable about every day,” said Dr. Pope.
For information about the criminal justice program, visit or contact Dr. Pope at
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:55pm
William Carey University has saved approximately $405,000 through an energy conservation program and a partnership with Cenergistic, a national energy savings company, earning the university an Environmental Excellence Award presented by Dr. James Hutto, Cenergistic marketing consultant, on December 11.
The energy conservation program has achieved 12 percent cost savings in 30 months. The program achieves its goals by examining all areas of energy use throughout the university, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, natural gas and electrical use, water and sewer and other forms of use.
Conservation experts from Cenergistic have also worked with the university to help modify behaviors of staff, such as being more mindful of turning off lights and unplugging appliances when not in use, as well as assisting with utility rate structures, organizational development and construction management.
In order to implement and promote the energy conservation program, WCU President Dr. Tommy King appointed Scotty Fletcher, assistant men’s basketball coach, as energy specialist. Fletcher has worked with Cenergistic officials and with the university community to ensure that all energy is used as efficiently as possible. Both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campus in Biloxi have implemented the program.
Fletcher is able to track energy consumption by using energy accounting software. Current energy use is compared to a baseline period, allowing the calculation of the amount of energy that would have been used had conservation and management practices not been implemented. Fletcher is able to use this system to see the successes of the program as well as being able to correct areas needing attention.
“Reaching this level of savings at this stage of the program is a significant achievement,” said Dr. William Spears, chairman and founder of Cenergistic. “William Carey University has done an excellent job of implementing Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based approach to energy conservation and maintaining productive efforts at all levels of the organization.”
Spears added that a primary benefit of the Cenergistic program is that all costs come out of the existing utility budget, with savings projected to more than pay for the program. The additional savings can then be redirected to other parts of the university’s budget.
“The administration and all staff members are to be commended for clearly fulfilling their commitment to being good stewards of the organization’s energy dollars and the environment,” said Spears.