Service Scheduled for College’s First Co-Op Director

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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I will always remember Bill Bradshaw’s enthusiasm for students and for the hands-on education mission of Williamsport Area Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology. He faced every challenge with commitment, courage and a confident smile. His work is part of the foundation of today’s Penn College.

Posted by Elaine Lambert at September 14, 2017 at 11:14 am

Bill and I occasionally commuted together from Tioga County in the ’80s. He had the gift of friendship, and it was good to see him at the Centennial.

Posted by Kate Hickey at September 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm

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