Carr Inspires the Class of 1W8 at Williamson’s 125th Commencement

2018-06-06T15:55:53+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Robert O. Carr, founder of Give Something Back and founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of Beyond, told the 76 graduating seniors at the 125th Commencement at Williamson College of the Trades, to make service a part of their lives. Addressing the graduating seniors, Carr said, “Men of Williamson, you have earned this honor [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Power Magazine Features Williamson

2018-04-06T08:14:26+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Thousands of power industry professionals across the country and abroad will soon know of Williamson College of the Trades and its Lee Rowan School of Power Plant Technology after reading a major article featured on the cover of this month’s issue of POWER magazine. The article covers Williamson’s mission and the advances made toward creating [...]

Baker Concrete is Getting Involved With Williamson!

2018-04-04T13:37:53+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Baker Concrete Construction Inc., one of our nation’s leading concrete companies, has sent company representatives to the last three Career Fairs, the last one as a Chairman Sponsor, offering students full-time positions and internships, and is getting more interested all the time in Williamson. Last summer the company hired a student for an internship in [...]

The Passing of Former Board Member — Dr. Raymond P. Jefferis III

2018-04-04T12:00:48+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

It is with deep sadness that we inform the Williamson community of the passing on March 25 of Dr. Raymond P. Jefferis III, a retired, long-serving member of our Board of Trustees and a professor of electrical engineering at Widener University. He was 79. President Michael Rounds said, “It is with deep sadness that I [...]

Importance of Streams Highlights Williamson’s Flower Show Exhibit

2018-03-08T11:09:00+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

Don’t miss seeing Williamson’s award-winning exhibit in the Philadelphia Flower Show — “Would You Drink the Water?” The exhibit won a PHS Gold Medal and the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association Trophy for showing the most effective use of plants and best use of design in the education category. View highlights of the exhibit on [...]