Carey honors alumni at 50-year luncheon

Carey honors alumni at 50-year luncheon

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from William Carey University

William Carey University presented 15 alumni of the Class of 1965 with 50-year medallions during the annual 50-year luncheon held during Homecoming activities on Friday, March 27.

Alumni presented with the 50-year medallions included Bernice Archie of Petal; Ronald Ballard of Brookhaven; Brenda Joyce Edmonson of Alvarado, Texas; Ron Herrod of Sevierville, Tenn.; Carol Pierce Hoffmeister of Lakewood, Colo.; Joanne Keith of Mobile, Ala.; Sandra King of Columbia; Mary Morton of Mobile, Ala.; George Myers of Daphne, Ala.; Dale Rainey of Columbus; Margaret Rives of Clinton; Kay Stewart of Bay Minette, Ala.; Dan West of Kosciusko; Gene Winters of Petal; and Rachel West of Kosciusko.

Medallions were also presented to Sue Smith of Mobile, Ala., a graduate of the Class of 1960, and Joyce Counselman of Satsuma, Ala., a graduate of the Class of 1962.

Dr. Tommy King, Carey president, presented the medallions to the recipients along with Lori Edney of Vicksburg, a 1983 graduate and current president of the Alumni Council. A special gift was also given by the South Alabama chapter of the Carey Alumni Association to Dr. King and his wife, Sandra, one of the 50-year honorees, for their dedication and service to the university.

After the medallions were presented, alumni were given the opportunity to share memories of the past and tour the campus.