Williamson College of the Trades’ uniqueness and wonderful mission are being praised in a major, just-released book entitled “After the Ivory Tower Falls, How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics-And How To Fix It,” published by Harper Collins Publishers.
Author Will Bunch, an opinion columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, spent an entire day on campus in May 2021, touring the shops and interviewing President Michael Rounds and students to gather information for his book.
Among his many accolades for Williamson is this: “But just because there are few-if any-schools quite like Williamson in America doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be thinking about how to clone it.”
He also says the school’s very successful College Fairs, with more employers seeking to hire Williamson graduates than there are graduates, is proof the school is filling a much-needed niche.
The book also includes statements from four graduates of the Class of 2W2 (interviewed when they were juniors): David McCann, James McChesney, Marcello Shayeghi, and Aaron Tallman.
The book definitely makes for interesting reading—for those who love Williamson or know little about the school.