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Remembering H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest

2018-08-27T13:57:59+00:00 August 27th, 2018|

The world lost a great friend on August 5 when H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, a businessman and philanthropist who helped thousands with his generosity, passed away. He was one of the most generous donors in Williamson history and truly loved the school and its mission. He had been suffering from declining health for several months and [...]

Hammers with Heart Visit Williamson’s Carpentry Shop

2018-08-29T08:59:35+00:00 July 16th, 2018|

Young students from Cornerstone Christian Academy in southwest Philadelphia learned some basic carpentry skills in Williamson’s Carpentry Shop during a two-week summer program put on by Williamson, Hammers with Heart, and Cornerstone recently. For pictures of Hammers with Heart Trades Camp, visit our Facebook page! Hammers with Heart is the construction ministry of [...]

It’s Official: Williamson Truly is One of the World’s Greatest

2018-07-10T15:50:36+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

As we all know, Williamson College of the Trades is definitely the world’s greatest trade school. Now, this fact has been spread across the nation for all to know in a television series, “World’s Greatest!...” which recently aired a nearly 4 minute segment on Williamson. This past spring, a video team spent an entire day [...]

All Forms of Energy Are Important

2018-06-05T09:59:28+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

Here is an attempt to provide a short explanation of why: Have you ever thought about energy and how it makes our quality of life better? Think about driving to work, adjusting the thermostat for the most comfortable temperature, air travel on regularly scheduled airlines, transportation of manufactured products by land, air and sea. All [...]

Community Feels Benefit of Williamson’s Service Week

2018-05-29T13:41:22+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

Nearly 30 nonprofit organizations in the area, and beyond, experienced the benefits of Williamson’s third annual Service Week, when, from May 14-17, almost the entire school — students, faculty and staff, members of the board of trustees, and alumni — put into practice the school’s core value of service. Students worked in small groups, supervised [...]

Watch 1W8’s Commencement Ceremony

2019-02-22T14:54:32+00:00 May 24th, 2018|

Join us live below as Robert O. Carr, founder of Give Something Back and founder, CEO, and board chairman of Beyond, delivers the commencement address as the Class of 1W8 is sent into the world as “Williamson Men.” Ceremony begins on June 1 at 2pm.

The Most Efficient Thermal Power Generation Plants in America

2018-05-10T12:20:33+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

This is the seventh in the series of newsletters on energy and electric power production from thermal power plants. Previous newsletters have focused on coal, natural gas, and oil fueled energy systems exploring the operations of large coal plants, Gas Turbine Combined Cycle plants, reciprocating engines, and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facilities. The purpose [...]

Scholarship Celebration Dinner Recognizes Scholarship Sponsors

2018-05-10T09:36:53+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

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 first annual Scholarship Celebration Dinner in the Rowan Hall dining room on April 26. Keynote speaker Michael Piotrowicz, Williamson’s longest-serving trustee, thanked those in the room who have provided scholarships [...]

Carr, Give Something Back Founder, to Speak at Commencement

2018-05-07T13:42:24+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

Robert O. Carr, Give Something Back (Give Back) founder, will deliver the keynote address at Williamson College of the Trades’ Commencement at 2 p.m., Friday, June 1, in a tent on the lawn in front of Rowan Hall. Carr will inspire the Class of 2018 as they receive associate in specialized technology degrees or craftsman [...]

8 Williamson Students Take Gold Medals at SkillsUSA States!

2018-04-25T09:50:58+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

Williamson’s reputation for producing outstanding tradesmen and well-behaved gentlemen was further cemented across the state as the 18 students in the SkillsUSA state competitions in Hershey, competing in groups and solo, took eight gold, six silver, and two bronze medals. SkillsUSA advisor and paint shop instructor John Curran 0W5 said, “The state competitions were another [...]