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Belhaven gets approval to start nuring program

JACKSON — State officials are initially approving Belhaven University’s plan to start a nursing program. The College Board voted to allow the private Jackson university to start admitting students this fall to a program that will let them earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The board will still have to give final approval to the […] [...]

Belhaven given $4M gift for new University Village

JACKSON — Belhaven University has received a $4 million gift for construction of new on-campus apartments for students. President Roger Parrott made the announcement Saturday during annual graduation ceremonies. Parrott said Robbie Hughes, a longtime supporter of the university, committed $4 million to help start the project, slated to begin this summer. The complex will […] [...]

Former college president Cleland dies at age 95

JACKSON — Howard J. Cleland, who served as president of Belhaven College for 17 years, has died at the age of 95. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home say Cleland died Sunday. The cause of death was not released. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, followed by […] [...]

William Carey breaks ground for new business education facility

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University have broken ground on the new School of Business, a 20,574-square-foot facility that will sit on Tuscan Avenue across from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine complex. The new building, which will cost just under $3 million, will include state-of-the-art multi-media, two lecture halls on the first floor […] [...]

Report: State’s teacher education programs ‘mediocre at best’

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A group pushing for changes in how the nation trains teachers says Mississippi’s teacher training programs are mediocre at best. The report is from the National Council on Teacher Quality, and is backed by Mississippi groups pushing for educational improvements. However, leaders of some colleges of education say the council’s report either […] [...]

WCU, Tradition unveil health care zone plans

HARRISON COUNTY — William Carey University and the Tradition community intend to create a health care industry zone centered around WCU’s Tradition campus on Highway 67 in Harrison County. At a news conference, Jerry Bracey, dean of WCU’s Tradition campus, congratulated Rep. Hank Zuber of Ocean Springs and Sen. Sean Tindell of Gulfport for sponsoring […] [...]

MC, Chinese university sign exchange agreement

CLINTON — Mississippi College and Hubei Polytechnic University in China have agreed to faculty and student exchanges between the two institutions. The agreement sets up a “2 plus 2 degree” program where a student would spend the first two years at HBPU and the last two years taking classes at MC. Others would involve Hubei […] [...]

William Carey closing New Orleans campus after four decades

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University is closing its New Orleans campus. University President Tommy King tells the Hattiesburg American enrollment in the school’s nursing program has not come back since Hurricane Katrina. Since the late 1980s, the nursing program has resided on the campus of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Barbara Hamilton, executive assistant […] [...]

Noonkester, longtime William Carey president, dies at 88

HATTIESBURG — J. Ralph Noonkester, who served as president of William Carey University for 33 years, has died at the age of 88. Officials with Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg say Noonkester died early Monday after a brief illness. The cause of death was not released. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at […] [...]

William Carey, MGCCC sign new partnership agreement

HATTIESBURG and MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — William Carey University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College have signed an agreement that allows students to easily transfer credits. The partnership will affect students majoring in nursing and criminal justice at MGCCC. For criminal justice students, once they receive their associate’s degree at Gulf Coast and they decide […] [...]

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