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William Carey begins rebuild of Tatum Court, Asbury Academic Building

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - William Carey University officials announced Wednesday that the university is rebuilding a couple of new buildings that were damaged by the EF3 tornado that happened in January.

Tatum Court and Asbury Academic Building are in the works, and will costs a little over $11 million for the rebuild.

Executive Vice President Provost, Dr. Scott Hummel said, "I think it does reveal the character of the university. In times of crisis and disaster, we kind of discover who we really are. And to be able to see ‘Carey Strong’ as much more than just a slogan, but as a demonstrated reality of who we are."

"Our students are incredibly excited to be able to see things come back bigger and better than before. We have many of our alumni so very proud of their alma mater being able to see the way we've been able to recover. And perspective students who want to be a part of the university that shows this kind of strength, and character, and resiliency," said, Hummel.

Both Tatum Court and Asbury Academic Building are expected to be finished by next summer.



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