Wrightson and Tomlinson ’75 Announce Their Retirements

2020-06-08T17:06:39+00:00 June 8th, 2020|

Vice President of Education Samuel Wrightson Jr., Ph.D., and Glenn Tomlinson 7W5, director of paint and coatings technology, have announced their retirements from Williamson, announced President Michael Rounds. Tomlinson retired May 30 and Wrightson retires June 30. Wrightson, who began at Williamson in 2015, said “When I was at the West Point Prep School and [...]

Class of 2W0 Graduates With ‘Drive-Through’ Ceremony

2020-06-02T14:08:52+00:00 June 2nd, 2020|

There was no tent, stage, caps and gowns, or family members sitting in attendance. But while many colleges across the country held virtual commencements, or no commencements, Williamson College of the Trades held a “Drive-In” Commencement. On Friday, May 29, 72 of the 74 members of the Class of 2W0, wearing face masks and observing [...]

Learning Continues at Williamson — Online

2020-04-28T11:29:48+00:00 April 28th, 2020|

If you were to drive onto Williamson’s campus these days of the coronavirus pandemic, you might think you had entered a ghost town. The stillness is overwhelming. But that is deceptive. There is a lot going on. It’s just not visible. Spring courses are continuing and so is learning — online. Instructors are teaching from [...]

Electronic Version of the Spring Williamsonian is Now Available!

2020-04-14T12:56:24+00:00 April 14th, 2020|

The electronic version of the spring Williamsonian is now available [CLICK HERE]. The paper version is now being printed and will hit the mail before too long. Please note that this issue was prepared with pre-coronavirus information.

Horticulture Seniors are Sent into the World of Work

2020-03-13T16:03:32+00:00 March 13th, 2020|

The ten horticulture seniors were sent into the world of work at the conclusion of the Hort Senior Chapel on March 13. The ceremony was held two weeks early in reaction to the COVID-19 situation. The program began with Chaplain Mark Specht 7W7 giving an invocation followed by words from James McChesney, president of the [...]

Alumni Gather at Phillies Florida Spring Training Game

2020-03-10T17:20:14+00:00 March 10th, 2020|

President Mike Rounds and members of Williamson’s Advancement staff headed to sunny Florida in early March to spend an afternoon with Williamson alumni and friends at the Philadelphia Phillies spring training game in Clearwater. The event was co-hosted by Trustee Christopher J. Moyer, Sr. 0W0, founder, president and CEO of SME Solutions Group, Inc., which [...]

‘Waterless Wonder’ Flower Show Exhibit Receives Silver Medal

2020-03-04T10:04:00+00:00 March 4th, 2020|

“Waterless Wonder,” Williamson’s exhibit in the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, demonstrating the adaptive abilities of Mediterranean plants to survive with little water, received a Philadelphia Horticultural Society silver medal. The exhibit, Williamson’s 25th, fit the show’s theme of “Riviera Holiday,” and made you feel like you were basking in the warmth [...]

Williamson’s 25th Year Exhibiting at the Philadelphia Flower Show

2020-02-19T16:42:33+00:00 February 19th, 2020|

Visitors to Williamson’s exhibit in the upcoming Philadelphia Flower Show, “Waterless Wonder,” will feel like they are basking in the warmth of a villa along the Mediterranean Sea. Fitting the show’s theme of “Riviera Holiday,” the exhibit, Williamson’s 25th, will feature the facade of a Mediterranean villa, with a walled garden, an entrance with an [...]

Career Fairs Continue To Be Successful

2020-02-26T11:39:09+00:00 February 19th, 2020|

The winter Career Fair in the Restall Sports Center offered 122 registered companies for the 74 seniors seeking full-time employment and underclassmen looking for summer internships in their field. Margaret “Weemie” Kingham, Career Fair organizer and placement director, said the fair was very successful and offered students many options in their career searches. “All of [...]

Masonry Seniors Exposed to Concrete Industry in Las Vegas

2020-02-19T11:36:41+00:00 February 19th, 2020|

All 12 masonry seniors were exposed to national concrete and masonry organizations, did networking with company representatives, and built relationship with fellow masons from across the country during the World of Concrete 2020, in Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 4-7. The event brought together 54,000 concrete and masonry industry professionals from 1,310 companies, with 237 companies [...]