Karen and Tony Gray pose for a picture with Dr. Tim Glaze, BSU director, assistant professor of religion and WCU Chair of Missions, in his classroom at William Carey University. The Grays, who have been career missionaries for 28 years in Brazil, are presenting a series of lectures to Dr. Glaze’s classes in missions. The Grays are 1978 graduates of WCU.
Dr. Mark Green, physician and author of “A Night with Saddam” will be the guest speaker for William Carey University’s Christian Leadership Lecture at 9:25 a.m. on Monday, December 6, in Smith Auditorium in Thomas Fine Arts Center on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus. Dr. Green is the president and CEO of MD-Partners, an emergency department management and staffing company in Nashville, Tenn.
Dr. Green earned his business degree from West Point and a degree from the University of Southern California in Systems Management. His military career began as an infantry officer in the 194th Separate Armor Brigade before he served as an airborne rifle company commander in the famed 82nd Airborne Division. He then went on to obtain a degree in medicine, and he served as a physician and medical planner during his two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour in Operation Enduring Freedom. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Combat Medical Badge and was selected as the Army’s Flight Surgeon of the Year in
Dr. Green’s book “A Night with Saddam” gives an account of his experience in meeting with one of the greatest tyrants of our age and dictator of Iraq. As a special operations flight surgeon, Dr. Green was asked to stay with Hussein on the night of his capture where he spent five hours in conversation with him.
William Carey University’s Baptist Student Union (BSU) united with New Testament Baptist Church on Saturday, November 13, to participate in a HubServe clean-up project to beautify the neighborhoods surrounding the university campus. HubServe is one of BSU’s programs designed to offer students service opportunities in the Hattiesburg area. There were approximately 100 people participating in the event on November 13, with about 60 of the participants from WCU and 40 from New Testament.
(left to right) Anthony McDuffie, a deacon at New Testament Baptist Church, and WCU students Jamie Holmes of Tylertown; Vincent Kirkland of Laurel; and Subhi Talal Younes of Picayune all participated in HubServe clean-up project
The William Carey University Chorale is currently on a five-day performance tour, traveling through Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The 39 WCU students are led by Dr. Don Odom, dean of the Winters School of Music, and his assistant Natalie Ferrand. The Chorale is accompanied by Kathy Vail, associate professor of music.
On Thursday, October 21, the Chorale will perform at Tupelo High School and at First Baptist Church in Houston. On October 22, they will perform at Citronelle High School in Citronelle, ala., and then at Perdido Bay Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. On October 23, the Chorale will entertain two Senior Assisted Living Centers: one in Perdido Bay and one in Citronelle. On October 24, they will give their final performance in Alabama for the congregation at First Baptist Church in Citronelle and then move on to perform for First Baptist Church in Vancleave. Finally, the Chorale will wrap up their tour and showcase their talent for their peers during WCU chapel on October 25.