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Record-Breaking Number of Golfers Enjoy 44th Golf Outing

2018-06-08T13:54:03+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

A full-to capacity 144 golfers made the Alumni Association’s 44th Annual George Patton 6W6 Golf Outing at Paxon Hollow Golf Club on June 4 a great success. The golfers played a 4-man best ball scramble format. The outing was organized and run by the committee of Marty Jeffers 7W6, Ron Rinker 8W5, and John Rex [...]

Class of 6W8 Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

2018-06-08T13:57:17+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

The Class of 6W8 had many highlights as they celebrated their 50th anniversary of graduating from Williamson Alumni Weekend, including the presentation of their class gift of $68,000, marching in the Commencement processional, and being among the guests of honor at the President’s Breakfast on Alumni Day. Their celebration began Friday, June 1, marching in [...]

123rd Alumni Banquet Held

2018-06-08T13:58:26+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

The 123rd Alumni Banquet was held June 2, at the Porch Restaurant at the Lamb Tavern in Springfield with Alumni Association president Jim Simpson 1W2 serving as master of ceremonies. The evening began with a reception, Richard Dunlap 6W5 giving the invocation, and dinner. Enjoy more pictures of the Alumni Banquet on Williamson's Facebook page! [...]

Muggy Weather Doesn’t Stop Alumni Day Fun 2018!

2018-06-06T09:17:19+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Alumni Day ’18, on June 2, kicked off with the invitation-only President’s Breakfast under a tent on the front lawn. After an opening prayer by Rev. Mark Specht 7W7, the large group enjoyed a hot breakfast buffet prepared by Tim Burbage, director of food services, and his staff. Then, opening words were given by Mary [...]

Carr Inspires the Class of 1W8 at Williamson’s 125th Commencement

2018-06-06T15:55:53+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Robert O. Carr, founder of Give Something Back and founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of Beyond, told the 76 graduating seniors at the 125th Commencement at Williamson College of the Trades, to make service a part of their lives. Addressing the graduating seniors, Carr said, “Men of Williamson, you have earned this honor [...]

The Passing of Former Board Member — Dr. Raymond P. Jefferis III

2018-04-04T12:00:48+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

It is with deep sadness that we inform the Williamson community of the passing on March 25 of Dr. Raymond P. Jefferis III, a retired, long-serving member of our Board of Trustees and a professor of electrical engineering at Widener University. He was 79. President Michael Rounds said, “It is with deep sadness that I [...]

Importance of Streams Highlights Williamson’s Flower Show Exhibit

2018-03-08T11:09:00+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

Don’t miss seeing Williamson’s award-winning exhibit in the Philadelphia Flower Show — “Would You Drink the Water?” The exhibit won a PHS Gold Medal and the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association Trophy for showing the most effective use of plants and best use of design in the education category. View highlights of the exhibit on [...]

Feld Receives PHS Award of Merit

2017-11-29T16:39:37+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Williamson horticulture instructor Chuck Feld received an Award of Merit from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) for his 50 years of contributions to horticulture, during their PHS Awards Celebration at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel recently.  Feld was especially recognized for exhibiting in 49 Philadelphia Flower Shows — the 2018 exhibit will be his 50th. He [...]

Rowans and Auxiliary Honored at National Philanthropy Day Observance

2017-11-27T13:36:23+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

The Rowan family and the Williamson Auxiliary were recognized for their inspiring philanthropy at the 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Gala Breakfast in Philadelphia recently.  During the ceremony, the Multigenerational Family Achievement Award was given to Virginia Rowan Smith and her husband Manning J. Smith and the Rowan family and the Auxiliary was named [...]

Outstanding Career Fair Held!

2017-11-21T10:34:21+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

The fall Career Fair in the Restall Sports Center was perhaps the most successful one so far, according to Margaret “Weemie” Kingham, placement director and fair coordinator. “We had 114 vendors meeting with our 77 seniors, which is a new record,” she said. “The vendors were there to recruit our students and all of them [...]