Noonkester School of Arts and Letters

How the Noonkester School Got Its Name

The Noonkester School is named for Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester and Mrs. Naomi Hopkins Noonkester, who served as president and first lady of William Carey College from 1956 to 1989.

All of our art courses are taught by professional, working artists who understand what it takes to live a creative life. Our graduates are working in areas all across the country. As a Baptist supported school, we also operate within the framework of Christian morals and values.

Opportunities

  • Overseas study programs
  • Pre-professional advisement in law
  • Study, internship and research opportunities in the Carey Center, Museum and Research Collection
  • Opportunities for study and expression in the award-winning theatre, communication and art departments
  • Study in programs in history, literature, writing, and foreign language

Please direct questions or comments to mnoonkester@wmcarey.edu or to Mrs. Shirley Edmundson in the dean’s office at (601) 318-6118.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chatham Meade Kemp, assistant professor of art at William Carey University, recently received an Artist Fellowship grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).

The MAC grant of $4,500 was awarded to Kemp based on her exemplary work in her chosen field of painting. The Artist Fellowship program is highly competitive, with only a small number of the total applicants each year receiving an award of up to $5,000. The award is based solely on merit with the requirement that the funds be used to expand the artist’s ability to create new work.