Scholarship program launched as a tribute to Capt. Kevin Obermeyer

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The Pacific Pilotage (PPA) announced the establishment of the Captain Kevin Obermeyer scholarship as a tribute to his commitment to the marine industry during his 23-year tenure. Dhaval Shah, Associate Dean of the BCIT marine campus, announced the scholarship during the Change of Leadership Ceremony on June 15, which will recognize Obermeyer’s commitment and contributions to diversity initiatives and nurturing the future generation of mariners.   The ceremony also celebrated the leadership transition of PPA’s new CEO, Julie Gascon.

These scholarships, totalling $15,000 in annual funds, will honour student entrance awards for the Bridge Watch Rating Program and will encourage inclusivity and diversity within the marine industry by prioritizing students from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

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