School Department News

Tradition Campus

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.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:57pm
The William Carey University School of Music/Indigo Productions will present Irving Berlin’s White Christmas during December at both the Hattiesburg campus and at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs.
The show will run December 11-12 at 7 p.m. and December 13 at 2 p.m. at Smith Auditorium on the WCU Hattiesburg campus and at the O’Keefe Center at 7 p.m. on December 15-16.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a troupe of former soldiers trying to help their former World War II commander who has fallen on hard times in 1950s Vermont. The show is the Broadway version of the famous 1954 film.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or contact the School of Music at (601) 318-6175 or by email at Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for military personnel, $10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more, $5 for students with identification card and $5 for children age 10 and under.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:23pm

William Carey University offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 to observe Labor Day. Day classes will not meet. Night classes will meet as scheduled. These closings apply to both the Hattiesburg and Tradition (Biloxi) campuses. For more information, contact the university switchboard at (601) 318-6051.

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:26pm

William Carey University held the annual faculty and staff assembly on August 19 at the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Tommy King, president, and Dr. Scott Hummel, provost, welcomed the faculty and staff with comments on Carey’s growth and the success of the 2013-2014 academic year.

New employees were recognized, including 18 new faculty members and 32 new staff members. Service awards were also distributed to employees with five years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years and 30 years of service.

Recipients of five-year recognitions were Felicia Browning, Marcus Chatman, Allison Downing, Jordan Hickson, Lynne Houston, Sandra Husley, Ashley Krebs, Ronald Moore, Emily Sheckells, Ben Smith, Liesa Weaver, Bobbie Wheat and Susan Whitcomb. The 10-year honorees were Bob Blevins, Wes Cameron, Cathy Creel, Lenell Ford, Wendy Hogue, D.J. Pulley, Sharon Schamber-Jones, Vicky Walley and Norris Williams. Employees recognized for 15 years were Olivia Burkett, Lisa Cummings, Robin Dennis, Loretta Fairley, Pamela Jones, Tommy King, Cheryl Maqueda, Wendy Moore, Ann Ramsey and Les Steverson. The 20-year honorees were Randall Harris, Carol Jones, Sparkle Polk and Connie Roberts, and the 25-year honorees were Susan Curry, Peggy Gossage and Julia Mansell. Lynn Singletary was recognized for 30 years of service.

Landon Adams, a WCU student and past president of the Baptist Student Union, opened the assembly with an explanation of the university’s annual theme, “Acta Non Verba,” which is a Latin phrase meaning “actions, not words.” The theme is adapted from James 1:22, which states in part: “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.” The annual theme, designed to provide focus and unity for the university, encourages employees and students to put their faith into action.

Dr. Garry Breland, vice president for academic affairs, presented a slideshow presentation of “Carey Through the Years.” During the presentation, Dr. Breland showed the university’s growth in the past 50 years through figures such as enrollment, the operating budget and the number of academic programs.

The speaker for the assembly was Dr. Bryant Barnes, a former WCU trustee and the pastor of First Baptist Church in Columbia. Dr. Barnes brought a humorous and thought-provoking message on putting the annual theme into action while using the classic “The Andy Griffith Show” to illustrate his talk.

The assembly closed with a faculty and staff luncheon and fellowship.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:18am

The Tradition campus of William Carey University will hold general registration for the fall term August 22.

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the campus, located at 19640 Highway 67 in Biloxi. The fall term begins August 25.

For an admissions application or more information about WCU, including fall term schedules, visit Call 228-702-1815 to speak to an admissions counselor.