(Mystic, Conn.; Sept. 19, 2007) – Iris Lowery, from Washington, DC, a student in the maritime studies program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, has been named as a recipient of a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship, which is presented annually at the institution by Crowley Maritime Corporation.
Lowery was selected based on academic success, financial need, and her interest in maritime trades and studies. In addition to participating in the Williams-Mystic program, Lowery is a junior majoring in human ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Additionally, Lowery has strong skills in boatbuilding. She graduated with an associate’s degree from Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building before continuing her studies at College of the Atlantic where she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree.
Williams-Mystic is the only interdisciplinary program of its kind. Undergraduates of all majors share one semester at Mystic Seaport to focus on the past, present and future of the earths oceans. Williams-Mystic combines the academic excellence of Williams College and the unparalleled learning environment of Mystic Seaport The Museum of America and the Sea. Students participate in four rigorous courses, a museum skills class, a Pacific Coast field seminar, a Nantucket Island field seminar, and a deep-water offshore voyage.
“As always, we are so grateful for Crowley’s support of Williams-Mystic, and the ability to bring excellent students into our program who otherwise would not be able to attend,” said Amanda Severin, alumni relations and development director, Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Programs.
Over the years, Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., has given scholarship dollars to deserving students at the maritime academies and other select institutions in the name of his father Thomas B. Crowley Sr., who guided the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in San Francisco 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 five operating lines of business: Liner Services; Logistics Services; Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical 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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