School Department News

Winters School of Music

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:41am
William Carey University senior Angelo Morales is the 2016 recipient of the Hub Award Leadership Scholarship. He was recognized during the 38th annual Hub Award dinner on Nov. 15 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
On receiving this recognition, Morales said, “It was an amazing experience to be recognized by Dr. King and the community this way. I was humbled to receive not only this recognition, but the financial scholarship associated with it.”
Morales is a nursing and intercultural studies major who has devoted the past several years to making a difference. He has been active on Carey’s campus and in the community. His activities on campus include serving as associate justice for the Student Government Association, serving as the representative for Level 1 students in the Student Nurses Association, membership in the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Carey Connection. Morales also participated in the WCU Baptist Student Union activities. 
For the past six years, Morales has been giving back to his community by helping to rebuild homes and community life in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Throughout his involvement, he has had a role in rebuilding 40 homes. 
Morales is dedicated to serving others abroad as well. He has made six trips abroad to places such as China, Lebanon, Haiti and Mexico, all of which focused on service in some capacity. He has taken two trips to Mexico and one to Haiti to contribute to construction and medical relief. He has also taken two trips to Lebanon for study and service and one trip to China for service.
“I really have a focus on service, so my future plans are to continue serving as much as I can where I am needed while pursuing a doctorate in the healthcare industry, most likely in nursing,” said Morales.
The Hub Award Leadership Scholarship
An important part of the annual Hub Award event is contributing to the Hub Award Endowment at the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation to benefit students attending William Carey University and the University of Southern Mississippi. Each year a scholarship is awarded to a WCU and USM student who has demonstrated leadership and community service. Since its founding in 1979, the Hub Award has generated scholarship funds totaling over a half million dollars. 
Article written by Kaitlyn Watkins, managing editor of The Cobbler, the student newspaper of William Carey University. 
Posted 12/14/2016
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 2:18pm
Registration is now open for the spring term of the Suzuki Institute at William Carey University. 
Openings for young violin, viola and cello students, ages 4-12. All levels are accepted. Lessons and classes start January 9. A 10% discount is available for second child enrolled in the program and for WCU employees' children. The deadline to register is Jan. 6.
To register, please call Jackie Martin at (601) 318-6175 or email
For more information, contact Daniela Pardo, Suzuki Institute director at (414) 737-4620 or dpardo@wmcareyedu.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:13am
Carey students Nick Joslin and Asia Greer came home on a high note following the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing conference and competition held Nov. 10-12 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. More than 350 students representing colleges and universities from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas competed in a number of categories. Joslin won fourth place in the sophomore men’s division and Greer won third place in the college musical theatre division.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 3:14pm
Three William Carey University guitar majors placed in the annual Mississippi Guitar Festival held Nov. 11 and 12 at Belhaven University. Each year the festival offers competitions, lectures, master classes and concerts for the enrichment of enthusiasts, professionals and students of the classical guitar.
Brewer Arnoult of Pass Christian placed first in the intermediate artist category, Tyler Holden of Madison placed second in the beginning artist category, and Danny Torres of Jacksonville, Florida, placed third in the intermediate artist category.
The festival is the state’s only collegiate conference on the art of classical guitar. The festival also has a guest artist who performs a concert and gives a masterclass where the students get an opportunity to work one-on-one in front of an audience. This year’s guest artist was virtuoso, Ivan Rijos. “It is a highly inspirational event for the guitarists who attend,” said David Bryan, assistant professor of music at Carey.
posted 11/15/2016
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:43pm
The Board of Ministerial Education of the Mississippi Baptist Convention recently awarded two scholarships to William Carey University students for excellence in biblical studies. 
Josh Britt received the Carpenter-Gandy Scholarship. Britt is a senior religion major and English minor. He currently serves as student pastor at New Sight Baptist Church in Brookhaven. The Carpenter-Gandy Scholarship was established in 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Gandy for the purpose of providing financial assistance to ministerial students at Mississippi Baptist colleges. It was founded in memory of their mothers, Mrs. Nora Gandy, who attended Blue Mountain College, and Mrs. Ruth Carpenter, who attended William Carey College. It also reflects their commitment to the education of Southern Baptist Convention ministers.
Caleb Rawls received the Dr. William Clawson Scholarship. Caleb is a senior religion major and history minor. He currently serves as student pastor at Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Laurel. The Board of Ministerial Education established the Clawson scholarships in 1987 to honor Dr. William Clawson upon his retirement. He served for many years as chairman of the religion department at William Carey College and as campus representative to the Board of Ministerial Education. Prior to coming to William Carey, Dr. Clawson served as a Southern Baptist missionary in Mexico. Dr. Clawson passed away in 2013.