GLMA hosts Women on the Water conference Oct, 26-28

TRAVERSE CITY — U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations, Policy, and Capabilities Linda L. Fagen will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Women on the Water Conference hosted by the Great Lakes Maritime Academy Women on the Water Cadet Club Oct. 26-28.

Maritime cadets (students) travel to Traverse City from the seven academies across the country for the opportunity to learn more about the unique career. A broad spectrum of maritime officers, human resource directors, industry representatives and government officials will participate as speakers, on panels and in workshops to assist future mariners on their professional development and career options.

The conference will include a video welcome from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and remarks from Maritime Administrator RADM Mark H. Buzby. GLMA will also host concurrent prospective student admissions sessions.

Women on the Water, (WOW) was founded at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in 2007 to support women entering the maritime industry and promote professionalism. Chapters now exist at academies from California to Canada. The conference rotates between academies.

A complete agenda is available here.

Release date: October 5, 2017

For more information:

Judy Druskovich
Great Lakes Maritime Academy
(231) 995-1200



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