Carey faculty member and student honored

Carey faculty member and student honored

This is a news release from William Carey University

William Carey University's Dr. Brett Golson, assistant professor of religion, chair of the Department of Christian Ministries and director of bivocational ministries, and Mihaela Florescu, a senior from the eastern European country of Moldova, were recently recognized as the Carey HEADWAE faculty and student honorees.

An acronym for Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence, HEADWAE was established by the Mississippi Legislature in 1987 to honor individuals on campuses "who have made outstanding contributions in promoting academic excellence."

Dr. Golson and Florescu were among faculty members and students from 34 Mississippi public and private institutions recognized by the Mississippi Legislature at the State Capitol in Jackson on February 17. A luncheon was also held in the honorees' honor.

Dr. Golson joined the Carey faculty in 2012 after serving as senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Louisville. He served in the United States Marine Corps and obtained his bachelor's degree in history and political science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a bachelor's degree in religion from Carey. He also holds master's degrees in divinity and theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also earned a doctorate in preaching.

Florescu is a biology major and chemistry minor at Carey. She moved to Mississippi to attend Jones County Junior College, where she graduated in 2013. After graduating with her bachelor's degree later this year, Florescu plans to attend medical school.