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Phillies Broadcaster Opens New School Year at 128th Convocation

2018-09-21T10:01:24+00:00 September 14th, 2018|

Phillies broadcaster and former MLB player Ben Davis officially opened the 2018-19 school year during the 128th Convocation on Sept. 12.  Addressing the entire student body, Davis said “Not many young men get the opportunity to be here; take advantage of it. When you graduate you will have no debt, you will have a skill, [...]

Class of 2W1 Begins Their Williamson Journey with FYE

2018-08-31T10:46:52+00:00 August 31st, 2018|

Williamson’s 2018-19 school year is now underway and the Class of 2W1 is beginning their 1,000-day Williamson journey ahead of past classes because they are familiar with the school’s core values, know each other well, have an awareness of the cultural differences among their classmates, and have a little more self-confidence. This all came about [...]

3rd Successful Power Generation Course Presented at Williamson

2018-07-30T14:52:59+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|

“Introduction to Large Thermal Power Generation Plants,” Williamson’s third, unique 3-day, introductory course that explains how energy is created through a combination of classroom instruction and the rare opportunity to tour five power plants, was held July 17-19 in Williamson’s Rowan Hall dining room. The continuing education course was designed for the general public as [...]

Dean 1W8 and Ehly 2W0 Take Silver Medals at SkillsUSA Nationals

2018-07-03T08:45:07+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|

Congratulations for taking silver medals at the SkillsUSA national competition in Louisville, KY, go to Bryce Dean 1W8, construction technology-masonry, for the masonry competition, and Brian Ehly 2W0, power plant technology, for the plumbing competition. Other Williamson students who competed, but placed out of the top three spots were: Automated Manufacturing Technology - Todd Fluck [...]

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 [...]