NEWS -MUW wants Welty considered for new name

Published 5:01 pm Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mississippi University for Women is asking the Cirlot Agency to vet a new potential name for the university.

Months ago, the MUW Naming Committee narrowed a list of more than 1,000 suggested names to three Reneau University, Welty-Reneau University and Waverley University.

A significant number of study participants said that they did not like the hyphenated name Welty-Reneau; they preferred Welty University as a stand-alone name.

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The university has asked The Cirlot Agency to conduct additional research another round of online polls and discussion sessions with focus groups of high school seniors regarding the name choices Reneau University, Waverley University and Welty University.