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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 [...]

Record Number of Companies Attend Career Fair

2018-11-19T14:29:27+00:00 November 19th, 2018|

The fall Career Fair in the Restall Sports Center set yet another new attendance record with representatives of 120 companies seeking to find employees from among the 74 seniors, according to Margaret “Weemie” Kingham, placement director and fair coordinator. All six Williamson trades were well represented with vendors with positions to fill from across the [...]

Rowan Family Honored in 2nd Annual Henry Rowan Day

2018-11-15T13:39:54+00:00 November 14th, 2018|

Speaking of his grandfather, Henry Rowan, Manning “Jamey” Smith IV, in his keynote address during the second annual Henry Rowan Day in the chapel on Nov. 13, said “He believed in Williamson and its core values. He knew that you students would take the values with you when you leave here and they will help [...]

Homecoming Offered Something for Everyone!

2018-10-18T10:20:52+00:00 October 16th, 2018|

The Homecoming celebration began Friday with activities for the students and on Saturday included Homecoming events and reunions. A large crowd turned out despite the less than perfect weather and enjoyed many activities and events for all tastes. The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon with students playing giant kickball, giant soccer, giant volleyball, gaga, a [...]

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 [...]