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William P. Robertson '72 to Speak at Commencement

Publish Date: 11/26/2012


November 26, 2012

MANSFIELD, PA— Author William P. Robertson will be the speaker at Mansfield University's 148th CommencementWilliam P. Robertson '72 on Saturday, December 15, at 1 p.m. in Decker Gymnasium. Robertson is a1972 Mansfield graduate.

“Bill Robertson is a great Mansfield success story,” Interim MU President Allan Golden said in making the announcement. “His character, commitment to others and love of Mansfield make him a natural to speak to our newest graduates. We are honored to have Bill speak at our Commencement.”

After graduating from Mansfield with his bachelor’s degree in English, Robertson taught high school English. After retiring from teaching, he created a successful house painting business.

A native of McKean County, PA, Robertson has also been a prolific writer whose poetry, short stories and non-fiction have appeared in more than 500 magazines around the world.

He is coauthor of the popular Bucktail series about the famous Civil War rifle regiment, the Bucktails. Robertson’s other writing credits include 11 poetry collections, four volumes of short stories, two audio books of horror verse, two French & Indian War novels and a Viking novel.

Robertson recently donated copies of his books, along with manuscripts and memorabilia, to the Mansfield University archives.

Also a French & Indian War and Civil War re-enactor, Robertson belongs to the Company I Bucktail unit of McKean County, PA.


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