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The Westlawn School of Yacht Design
For further information please contact:
Westlawn Institute of
c/o Mystic Seaport
PO Box 6000
75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic CT 06355
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAYLOR MADE GROUP ADDS TO SEALAND EMPLOYEES' SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR
The Westlawn School of Yacht Design has announced that it has received
a contribution from the Taylor Made Group, a leading producer of
marine hardware, windshield systems, air conditioning systems, refrigeration
equipment and other accessories. The new funding has been earmarked
as an addition to a Westlawn scholarship fund recently established
by employees of the SeaLand Product Group, division of Dometic Corporation.
Chairman Jim Taylor of the Taylor Made Group, formerly the parent
company of SeaLand, made the contribution in memory of his father,
Willard (Bill) Taylor, in whose name the original SeaLand fund was
established. The gift, according to Mr. Taylor, recognizes Westlawn's
service as a resource of skilled marine designers, fundamental to
the sustained growth of recreational boating. "We in the industry
appreciate the work that you do," Mr. Taylor said in a letter
to former Westlawn President James Backus.
New Westlawn director Dave Gerr hailed the additional funding as
an expression of growing industry support for both the school and
the academic achievement of its students. "This kind of participation
essentially is an investment in the future of the marine industry,"
he said, "in that it enables us to attract and retain more
of the most talented, motivated students as they strive to become
leading design innovators."
Mr. Gerr noted that many students currently enrolled in Westlawn
programs already have established careers in the industry. "Their
efforts to grow professionally merit the support of everyone in
the pleasure boat business," he said. "SeaLand employees
and the Taylor Made Group have been among the first to recognize
their dedication, and to encourage excellence through their material
Scholarships will be granted to Westlawn students based on academic
achievement, quality of work and faculty recommendation.
Located in Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut, the Westlawn School of Yacht Design offers specialized education to students throughout North America and worldwide. The school, an affiliate of the American Boat & Yacht Council, is approved by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, and accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.