Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Webb Institute Students

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Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two seniors attending Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering.

Crowley supports education for mariners at maritime academies through scholarships.

Louis Bock and Mara DuVernois

The Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship is a testament to Crowley’s ongoing commitment to higher education.

Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two seniors attending Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering.

In making the award, the Webb scholarship selection committee honored Louis Bock of Pipersville, Pa., and Mara DuVernois, of Menomonie, Wisc., based on their academic excellence, volunteer efforts and leadership skills.

Among various roles on campus, Bock serves as chairman of Webb Institute’s Honor Council, which is tasked with upholding the principles of Webb’s Honor and Conduct Codes. He is captain of the men’s volleyball team, a leader within the Frisbee Golf Club, a sailing team member and an officer of the Yacht Club, which helps to keep the motorboats in working order.

During her tenure at Webb, DuVernois’ roles include serving as president of the Webb Student Organization, which is the governing body representing all students on campus, during her junior year. She also was captain of the women’s basketball team, and a contributor to Webb’s Open House for prospective students, the Summer Engineering Academy and the Women of Webb.

“Louis and Mara are tremendous leaders within our student body,” said Matthew Werner, Dean of Webb. “Their contributions to the Webb community and records of achievement are shining examples for their peers. Webb is proud to have them as recipients of this year’s Thomas Crowley Scholarship.”

To support this specialized, top-ranked institution, Crowley initiated a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship at Webb in 2007 and has since given tens of thousands of dollars in support of the school’s students. Crowley’s involvement with Webb took on added significance in 2008 when the company acquired Jensen Maritime Consultants, a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm headquartered in Seattle. Many Webb graduates are currently employed by Crowley and Jensen in several disciplines, including naval architecture and marine engineering, vessel construction management and vessel operations.

“The Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship is a testament to Crowley’s ongoing commitment to higher education,” said Webb President R. Keith Michel. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Crowley Maritime Corporation and are most appreciative of their support of Webb and the next generation of naval architects and marine engineers.”

Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO Thomas B. Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship program in honor of his father. To learn more about the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship program, visit http://www.crowley.com/scholarships.

About Crowley
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 127-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley Logistics, a singular ocean liner and logistics supply chain division; Crowley Shipping, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual fuel (LNG) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose, tugboats and barges; engineering; project management; and naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime; Crowley Fuels, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; and Crowley Solutions, which focuses on government services and program management, government ship management, expeditionary logistics and government-oriented freight transportation services, as well as marine salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at http://www.crowley.com.

About Webb Institute
Founded in 1889 by New York-based ship builder William H. Webb, Webb Institute is a highly selective, top-ranked undergraduate institution specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering. Building on a 130-year legacy of academic excellence, Webb is the only full-tuition scholarship, private undergraduate program of its kind in the United States, with a maximum of 28 students being accepted into the program each year. Webb Institute’s beautiful, waterfront campus is located in Glen Cove, N.Y., on the North Shore of Long Island.

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