Williamson Students Take 8 Gold Medals at SkillsUSA States!

April 21st, 2017|

Williamson’s reputation for producing outstanding tradesmen and well-behaved gentlemen was furthered 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

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 [...]

Swarthmore Group Chairman to Deliver Commencement 2017 Keynote Address

April 3rd, 2017|

James E. Nevels, founder and chairman of the investment and financial advisory firm The Swarthmore Group in Philadelphia, will deliver the keynote address at Williamson College of the Trades’ Commencement at 2 p.m., Friday, June 2. Nevels will inspire the Class of 2017 as they receive associate in specialized technology degrees or craftsman diplomas and [...]

Zachary Named Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff

March 30th, 2017|

Todd Zachary, Ed.D., a retired Air Force colonel with vast educational experience, has been named the senior vice president and chief of staff, announced President Michael Rounds. He will assume his duties on April 3. Rounds said, “I am delighted that Todd Zachary has accepted our invitation to serve Williamson in this important position. Todd [...]

13 New Members are Inducted into the I.V. Club

March 29th, 2017|

Thirteen members of the Class of 1W7 were inducted into the prestigious I.V. Club on March 28 in a ceremony in the Clara Schrenk Memorial Chapel. The inductees are: Aaron Berard, construction technology-carpentry; Blake Dunston, power plant technology; Jeff Handley, construction technology-carpentry; Joshua Hauser,  power plant technology; Thomas Heffner, power plant technology; Dominic Marascio, power [...]

Williamson College Praised in New Book

March 15th, 2017|

Williamson College of the Trades received great praise for its unique mission in a recently published book by Robert Carr, Working Class to College, The Promise and Peril Facing Blue-Collar America. The book examines the distress among low-income students who suffer with the ever widening financial gap associated with college costs. The book highlights ways [...]

Williamson’s Flower Show Exhibit Receives Two Prestigious Awards

March 13th, 2017|

“The Other Side of Holland,” Williamson’s exhibit in the Philadelphia Flower Show received two prestigious awards — a silver medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and a Special Achievement Award of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania — awarded to an exhibit of unusual excellence (under 1,000 square feet) in the category of horticulture. Chuck [...]

Author Talks on Writing Williamson History Book

February 22nd, 2017|

Andy Miller, author of the book, Williamson College of the Trades, spoke about his two years of researching, writing, and, finally, publishing his book on Williamson’s history with Arcadia Publishing to an audience of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students in the Clara Schrenk Memorial Chapel on Wednesday. Miller began his work nearly three years [...]

Williamson is Offering a 3-day course entitled “Introduction to Large Thermal Power Generation Plants”

February 17th, 2017|

Whether you are a  seasoned power industry employee, a new hire with little experience, or just want to learn the basics of modern fossil power production, Williamson College of the Trades is offering a course for you. “Introduction to Large Thermal Power Generation Plants,” a 3-day continuing education course, focuses on large, field-erected steam generators [...]

Another ‘Immensely’ Successful Career Fair Held

February 17th, 2017|

The winter Career Fair in the Restall Sports Center was “immensely successful” with 88 companies represented, four colleges and universities, and three branches of the military, said Margaret “Weemie” Kingham, placement director and organizer of the event. “I don’t think the students realize it, but all of those people were there to hire them. There [...]