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Crowley Presents Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships to Two University of North Florida Students

(Jacksonville, Fla.; Dec. 12, 2003) – Continuing its support of students wishing to enter maritime, transportation and logistics fields, Crowley Maritime Corporation recently presented two University of North Florida (UNF) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. memorial scholarships in Jacksonville, Fla.

Donna Potignano, manager of training for Crowley, recognized Johnathan Wheeler and Autumn Devries at UNF’s annual reception on Nov. 19 at the University Center. Wheeler and Devries are both majoring in Logistics and Transportation Management.

Crowley has provided scholarship aid to UNF students since 1998. To qualify, students must be majoring in logistics, obtain a predetermined grade point average (GPA) and posses leadership skills identified by the college and by Crowley.

The recipients are chosen each year by UNF in June but aren’t formally recognized until November. Crowley also extends formal internships when possible as an additional benefit to the scholarship recipients.

Over the years, Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., has given tens of thousands of 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.

Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892, is primarily a family- and employee-owned company engaged in worldwide logistics, liner services, contract towing and transportation, energy support services, ship assist and escort services, vessel management and petroleum and chemical marine transport. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at

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