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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 [...]

Rowan Family Honored in 1st Rowan Day

2018-08-29T09:01:43+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

“My dad would be pleased to have this day, but on one condition — you don’t take the whole day off,” said Virginia Rowan Smith, in the opening of her keynote speech on the 1st annual Rowan Day, a special event designed to honor Henry Rowan and the Rowan family. She said, “He didn’t understand [...]

Homecoming Offered Something for All Tastes

2017-10-18T15:44:00+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

A successful Homecoming, which began with Friday afternoon’s student games, and on Saturday included Homecoming events and reunions, attracted a large crowd, offering many activities and events for all tastes. View a picture gallery from Homecoming on Facebook The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon with students playing bubble soccer, blitzball, a shooting game with harmless darts [...]

Former Eagle Opens New School Year at 127th Convocation

2017-09-13T13:11:32+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

In a very inspirational talk, Kevin Reilly, a former special teams captain for the Philadelphia Eagles, officially opened the 2017-18 school year during the 127th Convocation. Reilly’s NFL career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a rare desmoid tumor, resulting in the amputation of his left arm and shoulder and four ribs. Though [...]