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Condensing Turbine Equipment Put in Place

2017-09-06T09:49:19+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

Three major components of the Energy Island, a condensing turbine generator, condenser skid, and switch gear, were put in place in Turbine Hall recently with the help of power plant technology students and riggers from Robert Pessagno’s Equipment Transport.   The condensing turbine will provide additional electrical power to the school and provide power plant [...]

Wawrzyniak Begins as Vice President of Plans and Operations

2017-08-28T16:11:44+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Daniel J. Wawrzyniak, vice president of plans and operations, comes to Williamson with demonstrated skill in managing, supervising, and leading, gained while serving 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his service, he greatly enjoyed “making Marines” at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., as a series, company, and battalion commander. [...]

Day Begins as Director of Horticulture, Landscaping & Turf Management

2017-08-15T14:08:59+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

David Day, brings experience as a teacher, supervisor, and manager of large and small-scale landscaping projects to his position as director of horticulture, landscaping and turf management. Day said, “Several years ago, I wrote down the things I was looking for in an ideal job. I wrote that I wanted to work at a place [...]

Chilman Begins as Director of Power Plant Technology

2017-08-08T09:34:39+00:00 August 7th, 2017|

Scott Chilman brings over 30 years of power generation experience as a mechanical and marine engineer, in the U.S. Navy and industry, to his position as director of power plant technology. During his 13 years of active duty in the Navy he worked as a division officer on a destroyer, an engineering instructor at the [...]

2nd Successful Power Generation Course Given at Williamson

2017-11-01T11:25:50+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

“Introduction to Large Thermal Power Generation Plants,” Williamson’s second, unique 3-day, introductory course that explained how energy is created through a combination of classroom instruction and the rare opportunity to tour five power plants, was held at Williamson July 11-13 in the Strine Learning Center. The continuing education course was designed for the general public [...]

Vann 1W7 Takes Silver Medal at SkillsUSA Nationals

2017-06-28T12:03:17+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

Congratulations go to Ronald Vann 1W7, construction technology-masonry, for taking a silver medal in the masonry competition at the SkillsUSA national competition.   Vann and six other students represented Williamson well at nationals in Louisville, KY, said John Curran 0W5, SkillsUSA advisor.   “The guys did very well even though Ronald was the only one [...]

Goeke 8W0 Joins Williamson’s Board of Trustees

2017-04-26T09:09:00+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

Thomas J. Goeke 8W0, president and CEO of Milacron LLC, a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, has joined Williamson’s board of trustees, announced William J. Bonenberger 7W9, board chairman. Bonenberger said, “I’ve been around Williamson a fairly long time and I have yet to see anyone connect with our students like [...]

Obermeier Joins Williamson’s Board of Trustees

2017-04-24T17:15:12+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

James J. Obermeier, president and CEO of CYMA Builders and Construction Managers, of Blue Bell, PA, has joined Williamson’s board of trustees, announced William J. Bonenberger 7W9, board chairman. Bonenberger said, “I find it amazing how Williamson instantly clicks with certain people. They realize almost immediately that what Williamson does and how we do it [...]

Williamson Students Take 8 Gold Medals at SkillsUSA States!

2017-04-27T14:56:05+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

Williamson’s reputation for producing outstanding tradesmen and well-behaved gentlemen was further cemented across the state as the 16 students in the SkillsUSA state competitions in Hershey, competing in groups and solo, took eight gold, four silver, and one bronze medal. Gold medal winners: Painting Competition - Collin Henry 1W8, paint and coatings technology Automated Machine [...]

Dorrance H. Hamilton Passes Away

2017-04-20T14:01:33+00:00 April 20th, 2017|

Dorrance H. Hamilton, the billionaire Campbell Soup Co. heiress for whom Williamson’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Horticulture Center is named, passed away April 18. She was 88. President Michael Rounds said, “We are saddened to hear of the passing of this remarkable woman who played such a large role in helping Williamson College of the Trades [...]