School Department News

Tradition Campus

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:32am

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 8, 2014 - Five William Carey University art students were recently juried into the 2014 Mississippi Collegiate Art Exhibition. Out of 767 entries from 11 schools, Juror Kathryn Jill Johnson chose 124 pieces for inclusion in the show, which is a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures.

The exhibition will be on display at the Arts Center of Mississippi, located in downtown Jackson in front of the Mississippi Art Museum and adjacent to the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. The opening reception is February 1, from 2-4 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until February 23.

The five WCU students juried into the exhibit are Bethany Bell, a senior from Maribor, Slovenia; Jennifer Emerson, a freshman from Gulfport; Joanna McKenzie, a senior from Monticello; Kellie Gutterman, a graduate student from Mandeville, La., and Tessa Stockstill, a senior from Biloxi. Bell, who is a student on the Hattiesburg campus, had three pieces chosen for the exhibit, and the others, all from the Tradition campus in Biloxi, each had one. This was McKenzie and Stockstill’s second year to be chosen for the exhibit.

“I am so proud of these students for having their pieces chosen,” said Tracey Williams, chair of WCU’s Tradition campus art department. “The Mississippi Collegiate is one of my favorite shows to see each year, as it showcases the best of what Mississippi art students are doing.”

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 10:24am

Hattiesburg Miss., December 20, 2013 - William Carey University is offering unique classes during the J-Term, January 6-10, 2014, on the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. The deadline for registration is noon on the first day of class, January 6. J-Term classes offered on WCU's main campus in Hattiesburg include The Life and Work of William Carey, World History to 1500, Web Page Design, Practicum in Recreation, Introduction to the Old Testament, Educational Psychology, Adventure Based Counseling, IV Therapy for Nurses, Basic EKG Interpretation for Nurses, and Dance and Musical Theatre.

On WCU's Tradition campus, students have the option of taking a history of the Bible course or a nursing course.

To register for a J-Term, visit, apply online, and click "Catalogs and Course Schedules" to view the J-Term schedule. The schedule can be found within the undergraduate winter 2013 schedules.

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.”

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 2:00pm

Tradition, Miss., November 15, 2013 - Monica Miller Marlowe of Wiggins recently joined the William Carey University staff as chief advancement officer for the Tradition campus.

Marlowe formerly served as director of institutional relations and strategic communications and special assistant to the president at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) on the Perkinston Campus. Over the tenure of the 16 years she worked for MGCCC, she has held various positions, including coordinator of institutional development, assistant to the vice president of community campus, English instructor, secretary for workforce development, technical services librarian, and secretary for the assistant dean of the learning resources council (LRC).

Marlowe holds a Class AA license in English (to teach grades 7-12) and a Class A license in library (to work with grades K-12). She taught language arts and English at Stone Middle School in Wiggins in 2008, and served as a library/media specialist for Pecan Park Elementary School in Ocean Springs in 2000. Marlowe obtained an associate of arts degree from MGCCC in 1998, a B.A. in library and information sciences from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1999, and an M.Ed. from WCU’s Hattiesburg Campus in 2008. She is also currently working on her Ph.D. in community college leadership through Mississippi State University.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 4:06pm

Hattiesburg, Miss., September 25, 2013 - William Carey University has been notified by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. of its inclusion in “America’s 100 Best College Buys.”   Carey is included in the 18th edition of the prestigious national listing based on measures of Carey’s quality academic program and lower than average cost. Other Mississippi schools listed are Belhaven University and the University of Mississippi.

This new listing comes soon after the recent announcement by U. S. News and World Report naming WCU as the South’s number one “Best College Value.” Other significant distinctions include being ranked as a “Top Tier Regional University” by U.S. News and World Report and  named a “Military Friendly School.”

Carey President Tommy King stated, “This most recent listing is further recognition of Carey’s outstanding academic program at a very affordable cost.”