Williamson’s school year got off to its official start with the 124th Convocation on Tuesday morning.
Guests, who included trustees, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff, enjoyed breakfast in the dining room and then observed the student lineup and raising of the flag in front of the Main Building.
Everyone moved then to the Clara Schrenk Chapel for the Convocation. Guest speaker Trustee Larry Turner, Esq., a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, in an inspiring speech directed at the students, repeated his theme — “Relationships are as valuable as gold.” He said what will make you successful in life are your trade skills and hard work, but you also need relationships. In building relationships, he said be willing to interact and share, look for common ground, be prepared to make meaningful contributions, and recognize and understand the gifts being placed before you. “You are learning a trade and so much more here at Williamson. You should take your education seriously.”
The ceremony also included Mark Specht 7W7, chaplain, giving the invocation and benediction; welcoming remarks from Thomas Wisneski, vice president of education; Jesse Anderson, student ministry leader, giving the responsorial psalm and leading the pledge of allegiance; a scripture reading by Matthew Roy, Class of 1W5 president; remarks from President Rounds; and the alma mater lead by Russell Harvey 5W0.