Crowley Awards Scholarship to Exceptional College Freshman from Barranquitas
(San Juan, Puerto Rico.; Sept. 11, 2006) – Crowley Maritime Corporation has presented a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship to InterAmerican University student Juan Xavier Berrios Guzman, from Barranquitas. Crowley has awarded 24 scholarships totaling tens of thousands of dollars to deserving students in Puerto Rico since 1984.
Students are selected for the scholarship by the Puerto Rico Department of Education based on academic success and financial need.
Berrios will pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting with the long-term goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He expressed his gratitude to Crowley for helping him get through college and was captivated by Crowley’s scope and diversity of services, which immediately generated aspirations to join the company following his graduation.
During his three years at Luis Muoz Marn High School he was a member of the Board of Directors of Cooperativa Juvenil Cem Barranquitea, a credit union administered by the students.
Over the years, Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr. has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving students at select institutions from Alaska to Puerto Rico in the name of his father, Thomas B. Crowley Sr., who guided the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994.
Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of four operating lines of business: liner services, logistics services, petroleum services and marine services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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