Day Begins as Director of Horticulture, Landscaping & Turf Management

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

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

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 [...]

Connelly Shares His Expertise on the American Flag

July 3rd, 2017|

Thomas Connelly, one of our nation’s leading experts on the American Flag, shared his vast knowledge of the flag with the Williamson community during a General Assembly spring semester and that talk is now available for your enjoyment. He opened his presentation saying, “I don’t collect flags, I collect American artwork at its best” because [...]

Vann 1W7 Takes Silver Medal at SkillsUSA Nationals

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 [...]

Nevels Encourages ‘Service’ at Williamson’s 124th Commencement

June 15th, 2017|

James E. Nevels, founder and chairman of the Swarthmore Group, of Philadelphia, one of the largest investment advisory firms in Pennsylvania, told the graduating seniors at the 124th Commencement at Williamson College of the Trades, to make service a part of their lives. “As a graduate of Williamson College of the Trades, your problem solving [...]

Watson Dorm is Dedicated on Alumni Day

June 13th, 2017|

Watson Dorm, Williamson’s first new dorm since 1912, was dedicated in a special ceremony on Alumni Day. The dedication opened with a prayer by Rev. Mark Specht 7W7 and remarks by President Michael Rounds, Board Chairman William Bonenberger and David Watson, a member of the Board of Trustees and son of the late Wayne Watson [...]

122nd Alumni Banquet Highlights

June 12th, 2017|

The 122nd Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, June 3, at the Porch Restaurant at the Lamb Tavern in Springfield with Alumni Association president Bill Goodworth 8W2 acting as master of ceremonies.  The evening began with a reception and dinner, and then Joe Diggins and Steve Nash, chairmen of the Class of 6W7’s fundraising committee, presented [...]

Record-Breaking Number of Golfers Enjoy 44th Golf Outing

June 12th, 2017|

Even though a light rain came and went throughout the day, a record-breaking attendance of 144 golfers made the Alumni Association’s 44th Annual George Patton 6W6 Golf Outing at Paxon Hollow Golf Club on June 5 a great success. The golfers played a 4-man best ball scramble format. The outing was organized and run by [...]

Alumni Day 2017 is a Great Success!

June 12th, 2017|

Alumni Day ’17, on June 3, 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 [...]