alumni spotlight- dec. 2018Bruce Gallagher is a graduate of Susquenita High School and Masonry. Bruce continues to show his dedication to CPAVTS and his trade, by stopping by today to help students and Instructor, Mr. Weber prepare for Open House 2018. We took this opportunity to see what Bruce has been up to these days.

Describe the company or industry in which you currently work.

“I currently work for Keener Masonry.”


What is your job title and what do you do?

“I am currently a Mason Apprentice, I lay block, brick and really whatever my foreman tells me to.”


What other employment have you had related to your program areas at CPAVTS?

“Keener, Setag, Roman Majestic, Tile and Terrazzo, Stephen F. Peters.”


What additional education and training did you receive after leaving CPAVTS?

“I attended the International Masons Institute in Bowie, Maryland…and of course it did!”


How was Cumberland Perry different than your regular high school?

“It was way less stressful, more hand-on work and all around fun!”


How has your industry changed since your time at Cumberland Perry?

“Nothing really besides some OSHA regulations.”


What is your favorite CPAVTS memory?

“The first day Scott Weber came as the new teacher, we had just lost the great Dave Williamson to retirement, and had a teacher leave after one day of teaching us because of the paperwork and schooling involved with being a masonry teacher as opposed to being a mason worker. When Mr. Weber came into the classroom we all thought great, he isn’t going to last either, we know more (like most teens) we know everything he can teach us! I could not have been MORE wrong. He showed us so much during my last year, including a bunch of new techniques I had not previously seen. Mr. Weber is the best thing that could have happened to the CPAVTS Masonry program after losing one of the greats and I am proud to continue to work with him as a member of OAC instead of as a CPAVTS student.”