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LIVE – 1W9 Senior Chapel

2019-05-07T16:52:45+00:00 May 5th, 2019|

The 1W9 Senior Chapel will be held at 7:30 AM on Thursday, May 9th,, 2019. We will recognize the seniors from our five remaining shops-Carpentry, Machine Tool, Masonry, Paint & Coatings, and Power Plant-as they celebrate their final day on campus as students.

President of the Longwood Foundation to Speak at Commencement

2019-04-29T16:23:46+00:00 April 29th, 2019|

Thère du Pont, president of the Longwood Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Williamson College of the Trades’ Commencement at 2 p.m., Friday, May 31. Du Pont will inspire the Class of 2019 as they receive associate in specialized technology degrees or craftsman diplomas and are sent into the world of work. The Longwood [...]

Memorial Service for Longtime Instructor Russ Harvey 5W0

2019-05-02T13:43:46+00:00 April 18th, 2019|

We regret to inform the Williamson community of the passing (on Thursday, April 18, at 5:15 p.m.) of our longtime drafting instructor Russ Harvey 5W0, after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, May 5, at Williamson’s Clara Schrenk Memorial Chapel at 106 S. New Middletown Road, [...]

8 Williamson Students Take Gold Medals at SkillsUSA States!

2019-04-25T08:21:00+00:00 April 17th, 2019|

Williamson’s reputation for producing outstanding tradesmen and well-behaved gentlemen was further cemented across the state as the 12 students in the SkillsUSA state competitions in Hershey, competing in groups and solo, took eight gold, one silver, and two bronze medals. SkillsUSA advisor and director of construction technology-masonry Peter Zwolak 0W7 said, “The students worked hard, [...]

2nd Annual Scholarship Celebration Dinner Provides a Thank You to Sponsors

2019-04-10T08:44:23+00:00 April 10th, 2019|

The benefactors who have provided endowed scholarships to Williamson students were recognized for their support and met with the scholars they are helping at the second annual Scholarship Celebration Dinner in the Rowan Hall dining room on April 4. Keynote speaker Michael Piotrowicz, Williamson’s longest-serving trustee, said, “I’m here to say thank you on behalf [...]

Crow Joins Williamson’s Board

2019-03-19T10:34:53+00:00 March 19th, 2019|

Timothy M. Crow, The Home Depot’s retired executive vice president, Human Resources, has joined Williamson’s board of trustees announced William J. Bonenberger 7W9, board chairman. Bonenberger said, “We were introduced to Tim because he serves on the board of a publicly traded company called Milacron, where Tom Goeke 8W0, who is also a Williamson board [...]

Flower Show Exhibit Wins Four Prestigious Awards

2019-03-14T16:50:00+00:00 March 14th, 2019|

   Williamson’s exhibit in the  Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, “Phytoremediation: Plants Planted Today for Tomorrow,” which demonstrated the amazing ability of plants to remove contaminants from the environment, won four prestigious awards.     The exhibit, which was competing in the education category, featured a wall with two halves, the first, [...]

Lighty Retires After 21 Years on Williamson’s Board

2019-03-13T15:07:10+00:00 March 13th, 2019|

Richard W. Lighty, Ph.D., retired from the board of trustees recently after 21 years of service, announced William J. Bonenberger 7W9, board chairman. Lighty was unanimously voted trustee emeritus by his fellow trustees and was presented with a resolution hand-written by a calligrapher and a gift of two Adirondack chairs made by Williamson carpentry students [...]

Winter Career Fair is Big Success!

2019-02-15T12:52:19+00:00 February 15th, 2019|

The winter Career Fair in the Restall Sports Center was very successful with over 100 companies, universities, and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard represented, said Margaret “Weemie” Kingham, placement director and fair coordinator. “There was a positive energy in the air and all of the trades were well represented; there was something for everyone. We [...]

Watson Gives Keynote Address At Founder’s Day 2019

2019-02-15T11:33:40+00:00 February 11th, 2019|

Founder’s Day, celebrating Isaiah V. Williamson’s 216th birthday last Thursday evening in the Clara Schrenk Memorial Chapel, featured a keynote address by Trustee David Watson and the bestowing of two board of trustee awards and a Sons of the American Revolution’s award. In his remarks, Watson gave the students what he called simple rules with [...]