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Service Scheduled for College’s First Co-Op Director


William C. Bradshaw
William C. Bradshaw

A memorial service will be Oct. 1 for William C. Bradshaw, a retired faculty member and administrator at Williamsport Area Community College and Penn College, who died Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Wellsboro. Bradshaw, who began his WACC career in the late 1960s as an assistant professor of building construction, launched the institution’s entry into “cooperative education” in the Fall 1976 semester – giving a student the opportunity to earn a paycheck while working at an approved job site – as director of experiential learning and career services. “We had definite objectives,” Bradshaw said in the “Working Class” book published as part of the college’s 2014 Centennial. “The employer was not going to let them be there and just hang around and watch. They had to work.” The service will be at 1 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church, 30 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield. A full obituary appears in Wednesday’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

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