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Class of 2W2’s 1,000-Day Williamson Journey Begins

2019-08-22T15:24:51+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|

The Class of 2W2 began their 1,000-day Williamson journey with a 4-day First Year Experience (FYE) from Aug. 13-16 and are now going through registration and orientation from Aug. 21-27. Classes begin Aug. 28. The first day of FYE, the second year it has been held, included welcoming remarks from President Michael Rounds, meeting in [...]

Armes ’09 Takes Williamson Flag to Afghanistan

2019-07-16T09:50:04+00:00 July 16th, 2019|

Dan Armes 0W9 is serving in Afghanistan with the Florida Army National Guard and is making sure Williamson College of the Trades is well represented — by displaying a Williamson flag. Arme’s came up with the idea of having a flag that Williamson graduates serving in the military can take with them when they are [...]

Williamson Receives Grant for Historical Preservation

2019-07-15T09:56:07+00:00 July 15th, 2019|

Williamson has received a $100,000 Keystone Preservation Construction grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The funds will pay for the restoration of windows in Rowan Hall, the building constructed in 1891 and designed by noted Philadelphia Victorian era architect Frank Furness. State Rep. Chris Quinn (R-168th District) helped champion the grant request [...]

Ehly 2W0 Wins Silver Medal at SkillsUSA Nationals

2019-07-02T10:03:11+00:00 July 1st, 2019|

Brian Ehly 2W0, power plant technology, deserves a pat on the back for winning a silver medal in the plumbing competition at the SkillsUSA national competition in Louisville, KY. Other Williamson students who competed were: CNC Milling - Isaac Eshenour 1W9, Machine Tool Technology Masonry - Joshua Speakman 1W9, Construction Technology-Masonry Pete Zwolak 0W7, SkillsUSA [...]

Large Number of Golfers Enjoy 45th Golf Outing

2019-06-13T17:07:10+00:00 June 13th, 2019|

The Alumni Association’s 45th Annual George Patton 6W6 Golf Outing had a large turnout with 148 golfers on a beautiful day at Paxon Hollow Golf Club on June 3. The golfers played a 4-man best ball scramble format. The outing was organized by Marty Jeffers 7W6 and Ron Rinker 8W5. Awards 1st Place: Scott Oler [...]

6W9 Class Reconnects at 50th Anniversary

2019-06-14T13:34:13+00:00 June 13th, 2019|

The Class of 6W9 had many highlights Alumni Weekend as they celebrated their 50th anniversary of graduating from Williamson, including the presentation of their class gift of $83,826, marching in the Commencement processional, and being among the honored guests at the President’s Breakfast on Alumni Day. Their celebration began Friday, May 31, marching in gold [...]

124th Alumni Banquet Held

2019-06-12T09:55:13+00:00 June 12th, 2019|

The 124th Alumni Banquet was held June 1, at the Porch Restaurant at the Lamb Tavern in Springfield with Alumni Association president Dan Flood 8W1 serving as master of ceremonies.  The evening began with a reception, Richard Dunlap 6W5 giving the invocation, and dinner. The Class of 6W9’s 50th Reunion Committee, Charles Brown, Bruce Everett, [...]

Ribbon Cutting and Groundbreaking Ceremonies are Highlight of Alumni Day!

2019-06-11T08:16:51+00:00 June 11th, 2019|

Two momentous ceremonies were the highlight of Alumni Day 2019 on June 1 — the ribbon cutting opening the newly renovated Eyre Dorm and the groundbreaking marking the beginning of the construction of the Betty and Russ 5W0 Harvey Athletic Field. After one year of refurbishing, Eyre Dorm was made like new, ready for the [...]

Du Pont Shares Wisdom with Williamson’s Class of 1W9 at the 126th Commencement

2019-06-10T17:14:24+00:00 June 10th, 2019|

Thère du Pont, president of the Longwood Foundation, told the 74 graduating seniors at the 126th Commencement at Williamson College of the Trades, in Media, May 31, to go out into the work world, and through life, with confidence and humility. Du Pont told the seniors to be confident in what they learned at Williamson, [...]

Williamson’s Service Week Benefits Community

2019-05-21T09:29:35+00:00 May 21st, 2019|

Thirty-one nonprofit organizations in the area, and beyond, experienced the benefits of Williamson’s fourth annual Service Week, when, from May 13-16, almost the entire school — students, faculty and staff, members of the board of trustees, and alumni — put into practice the school’s core value of service. Students worked in small groups, supervised by [...]