As a member of the faculty of The Peterson School, Gus Bakas shared a great devotion to his trade by preparing hundreds of students for their State License Exams for nearly 30 years. Sadly, in April of 2017, Gus passed in a tragic automobile accident.
Gus began his career in 1984 as a student in our Steam Engineering Program. He continued his career and education in the power industry and obtained a First Class Engineering License as well as an MBA. His commitment to education and his passion for assisting others in the furthering their education and careers in the industry is why so many students returned to The Peterson School to learn from Gus. The combination of his engaging personality, the knowledge of his trade, and his commitment to educating others is what made Gus a great instructor.
In addition to teaching throughout the years at The Peterson School, Gus developed our continuing education program and continually updated our course materials to meet the changing technology and regulations in the power industry.
The Peterson School and The Bakas family would like Gus’s legacy to live on by offering a Scholarship to a Second Class Firemen Student who is planning on continuing in the field of Steam Engineering at The Peterson School. The Bakas Family will be choosing the recipient of the scholarship.