Immediate Release 05-11
Contact: Caroline Chetelat, (410) 956-1050, x22
More Photos from the Westlawn 75th
Anniversary Diamond Jubilee
March 10, 2005,
Edgewater, MD: The Westlawn
Institute of Marine Technology commemorated its remarkable record of supplying
talented designers and marine industry professionals for 75 years (1930 – 2005)
during its Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Sponsored by Hargrave Custom Yachts, Westlawn’s Diamond
Jubilee celebration was held in Miami, FL, on February 17. Taking the form of a gallery
opening, Westlawn highlighted the “art of yacht design” by featuring the
designs of numerous Westlawn alumni, in addition to holding an awards ceremony,
which included the induction of Philip L. Rhodes and Olin J. Stephens, as the
first two inductees of the newly established “North American Boat Designers
Hall of Fame.”
Founded in 1930, the
Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is the only nationally accredited and
state certified distance-learning school of small-craft design in the United States.
As the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht
Council, Westlawn’s primary function is to assure a continual source of highly
skilled designers to the marine industry. To learn more about Westlawn, please
call (410) 956-7100 or explore the Westlawn web site at www.westlawn.edu.