2023 Van Recipient: Major John Rock, US Army
In July 2023, Major John Rock received a customized vehicle from The Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation (with the assistance of Help Our Military Heroes). Major Rock, US Army, was injured while deployed on the SW border in 2022. While doing PT, he was run over by a vehicle that ran a stop sign. He suffered multiple injuries and is now paraplegic. He and his wife have 9 children (7 of which are still at home). Major Rock stated that this is the first new vehicle he has ever owned. Pictured below is Major Rock and his family beside their new customized van.
2023 St. Thomas More Scholarship
Austin Hollier received the Sgt. Patrick Oliver Williamson '04 Memorial Scholarship Award at St. Thomas More in May 2023. Austin is pictured below with Anthony Chiarulli, Patrick Lewis and Tyler Hornsby (Alumni class of '04 and members of the Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation).
2023 St. Cecilia Scholarship
Matthew Cantrelle received the PWMF's annual scholarship during St. Cecilia's promotion night in May 2023. Pictured below is Matthew and Ms. Glenda Serio, who presented the award.
2023 ROTC Donation
Sybil and Buddy Williamson presented Cadet Kameron Miller, President of the UL Lafayette ROTC Corps of Cadets, a donation on behalf of the Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation.
2022 Customized Vans Donated to Veterans
The Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation, along with Help Our Military Heroes, gifted SPC Russell Burleson, SFC Dustin Magner and SGT Chris Short each a customized van. Pictured below: SPC Burleson (left), SFC Magner (center) and SGT Short (right).
2022 St. Cecilia Scholarship Recipient
Tyler Bellefleur received the 2022 St. Cecilia academic scholarship. Pictured below is Tyler with Sybil and Buddy Williamson.
2022 Scholarship Recipient
The Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation awarded the 2022 academic scholarship to Collin Stephenson. Pictured below is Collin (left) with Sybil and Buddy Williamson.
Dane Fossier Receives Scholarship from PWMF
Dane Fossier, an 8th grader at St. Cecilia Catholic School, received the annual Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation scholarship in 2021. Pictured below are Dane Fossier, Buddy Williamson and Sybil Williamson.
PWMF Awards 2021 Grant to ROTC
The 2021 ROTC donation was awarded to Platoon Leader, Cadet First Lieutenant Kameron Miller.
2021 STM Scholarship Recipient
The Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation awarded Jacob George the 2021 STM scholarship. Pictured below is Jacob George and STM principal, Kelley Leger.
Grant Given to SFC Neal Boyd
Each year, the Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation assists in purchasing a vehicle for an armed service member in need of a specialized, custom vehicle due to injuries preventing the use of a standard automobile. In 2014, funds were used to purchase a vehicle for Army Sergeant First Class Neal Boyd. Boyd was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) during Operation Iraqi Freedom and suffered a leg amputation, among other injuries. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Boyd's original vehicle is no longer operable. As a result, the foundation awarded a $20,000 grant towards the purchase of a new customized vehicle for Sergeant Boyd.
2020 STM Scholarship Recipient
The Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation awarded an annual scholarship to Matthew Alexander in May 2020. The scholarship is given to an outstanding St. Thomas More High School senior each year. Recipients are selected by a committee and awarded the scholarship based on characteristics that mirror those of Patrick Williamson. Matt will be attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in fall 2020.
2020 St. Cecilia Scholarship Recipient
Hayden Hernandez, an eighth grader at St. Cecilia Catholic School in Broussard, LA, received a scholarship from the Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation in May. Hayden, selected by a committee, received the award based on his outstanding academic success and positive personality. Hayden will attend St. Thomas More in fall 2020.