The Alumni Association helps alumni
stay connected with the university
and with each other.

The William Carey Alumni Association connects active alumni with the university, provides support for various alumni events, and fosters pride for the university.

William Carey; we will love thee, 
Loyal we will be;
And we will ever sing thy praises; 
Hail, all hail to thee.
Lifting high the light of knowledge, 
Answering the clarion call, 
Thou has made thy sons and daughters 
Staunch crusaders all.

Thou has taught us love and honor, 
Taught us truth and right, 
While fitting every new crusader 
With thine armor bright. 
May the God, who made thee worthy, 
Keep thee ever truly free; 
May His spirit, Alma Mater,
Ever dwell with thee.

Alumni Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to The Carey Magazine, The university's alumni publication
  • Free admission to all athletic events on campus
  • Discounted tickets to music and theatre events (excluding CDT)
  • Audit classes for no charge (restrictions apply)
  • Access to the print library
  • Alumni Association membership card
  • Savings and special offers from participating businesses and partners
  • Free Homecoming t-shirt (yearly benefit)

More benefits coming soon!

Benefits for all Alumni

  • E-Newsletter
  • Invitations to Homecoming Events and Reunions
  • Alumni Tours of the Hattiesburg Campus.
  • Eligibility to apply for Legacy Scholarships (Children, grandchildren, siblings, and spouses of alumni of William Carey University may qualify for scholarships of up to $300 per year)
  • Access to the Carey Kids program

Legacy Scholarships

Children, grandchildren, siblings, and spouses of alumni of William Carey University may qualify for scholarships of up to $300 per year.

WCU Legacy Recruitment

Carey alumni play a vital role in keeping the Crusader spirit alive. Carey roots run deep, and many of you already have multiple Carey graduates in your family.

Carey Kids is a legacy engagement program designed to foster Carey loyalty and excite children and grandchildren of alumni about their future at the university. The newest generation of Crusaders will receive birthday cards, gifts, and invitations to university events throughout childhood. Children ages 0-16 are eligible, and there is no cost to alumni for this program.

In an effort to engage with our alumni and students better, we have implemented a new email newsletter platform. With this change, we are also working to ensure that we have an accurate list of subscribers and need your help to do so.

We certainly want to continue providing you with all the exciting news and events Carey has to offer. If you would like to continue receiving our Alumni newsletter, you must subscribe below.

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Alumni Chapters promote communication between the university and its alumni and perpetuate relationships formed at Carey. If you are interested in establishing a chapter in your area, please contact Pam Shearer, director of alumni relations at or 601.318.6561.

If you are interested in joining one of the existing chapters, please contact the representatives listed below:

  • African American Cultural Society Alumni Chapter
    Joseph Byrd -
  • Coastal Crusaders Alumni Chapter
    Louis Bridges -
  • Covington County Alumni Chapter
    Zach Murphy -
  • Jefferson Davis County Alumni Chapter
    Jason McLeod -
  • Pine Belt Alumni Chapter
    Josh Wilson -
  • Southwest Alabama Alumni Chapter
    Jennifer Johnson -
  • Southwest Mississippi Alumni Chapter
    Alice Dominick -
    Robert Hensarling -
    Drew LeBlanc -
  • Stone County Alumni Chapter
    Ron Dyal -
    Monica Marlowe -
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Chapter
    Richard Calderone -

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Alumni -- by the Numbers



WCU Box #193 | 710 William Carey Parkway | Hattiesburg, MS 39401  |    (601) 318 - 6108

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