(Jacksonville, Fla., May 16, 2012) – Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored for its charitable efforts with an award from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College that recognized the company’s continued dedication to supporting SUNY students with scholarships, internship programs and career opportunities through the years.
Crowley President, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. accepted the award from SUNY Maritime College President Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, USN (Ret.), during the college’s annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner, held on the Throggs Neck campus in New York, earlier this month.
“Tom Crowley has built on a tremendous legacy that his father began by supporting scholarships and educational programs for our students. For that and all that he does, we salute him,” said Carpenter.
“I’m honored to receive this recognition on behalf of Crowley Maritime,” said Crowley. “When my father took the helm from my grandfather, he not only inherited the generationally strong vision we each share for the direction of the company, but he also sought to provide striving students with opportunities to reach their goals through education. This award is testament to his mission and our company’s continued commitment to giving back.”
Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than half-a-million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 200 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Alaska, Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father, and has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs.
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (Shell Trading and Shipping) and SUNY Maritime College graduate Richard De Simone ’79 (M.S.), XL Insurance North America Marine, were also honored at the event.
State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College is a four-year college located at historic Fort Schuyler in Throggs Neck, New York. SUNY Maritime College has consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the nation and as a top baccalaureate college in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 120-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet atwww.crowley.com.
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Caption, left to right: Jim Lawrence, chairman, Marine Money; Tom Crowley; and RADM Wendi B. Carpenter, USN, (Ret.), President, SUNY Maritime College