The Class of 6W6 had many highlights as they celebrated their 50th anniversary of graduating from Williamson, including the presentation of their class gift of $55,000, marching in the Commencement processional, and being the guests of honor at the President’s Breakfast on Alumni Day.
Their celebration began June 3, marching in gold robes in the Commencement processional for the graduation of the Class of 1W6 and then standing for a round of applause as President Michael Rounds recognized them from the podium. Class member Rev. Ronald Sherid gave the invocation.
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That evening, the class held their 50th Reunion at the Concord Country Club in West Chester. The evening began by renewing old friendships and making new friendships during a reception. President Michael and Mary Nell Rounds and members of the Advancement Office were on hand to interact with the classmates and their wives. Rounds thanked the class for their support of Williamson and shared some class “fun facts.”
Words of welcome were given by Dave Andrew followed by an invocation by Rodger Rowles and a class toast by George Patton.
After an enjoyable dinner, Arlene Snyder, vice president for institutional advancement, told the class how happy she was to be there with them and thanked them for their support of Williamson and told them of the importance of the alumni in keeping Williamson strong.
She was then joined by Pete D’Orazio of the Advancement Office, for the presentation of 50th medallions to those who had not received one earlier in the day.
Andrew, who headed the class fundraising committee, returned to the podium to describe their fundraising efforts and announced that they had succeeded in collecting an impressive class gift of $55,000.
Next, Rich Plewa led the group in a moment of silence for “fallen brothers,” each class member spoke briefly about the role Williamson played in his life, and several door prizes were given. After singing the alma mater, Samuel Ray closed the evening with words of appreciation.
The next day, Alumni Day, 6W6 class members were the guests of honor at the President’s Breakfast, where they opened the event by marching as a class to their seats. At the close of breakfast, they marched to the Commencement Bell and each rang it one time. 6W6 class members were easily recognized throughout the day by the 50th reunion medals they wore.
That evening, at the Alumni Banquet, Andrew, with the entire class standing behind him, presented their 50th anniversary gift of $55,000 to Rounds. They closed the evening leading the group in the singing of the alma mater.
Several class members enjoyed participating in the Alumni Association’s George Patton 6W6 Golf Outing at Paxon Hollow Country Club on June 6, which is named in honor of class member George Patton for his many years of service to the Golf Outing.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]