(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; November 18, 2014) – Crowley Maritime Corporation recently awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two University of North Florida (UNF) students who are also currently part-time employees with the company. UNF seniors Olivia Musselwhite and Matthew Petrone each received $2,500 towards their continued education.
Leonora Bojko-Sosa and Kathy Lonetto, human resources representatives for Crowley, recognized the two at an annual reception on Nov. 7 at the University Center on the UNF campus in Jacksonville. Musselwhite, who will graduate in December, currently works in Crowley’s logistics group, specifically with government services, while Petrone, who graduates in spring 2015, works in the liner services equipment group.
Crowley has provided scholarship aid to UNF students since 1998. To qualify, students must major in transportation or logistics, obtain a predetermined grade point average (GPA) and possesses 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.
Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students at select institutions of higher learning from Alaska to Central America. The company has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs.
In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr., formally established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. To learn more about the scholarship program, visit www.crowley.com/scholarships.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 122-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy 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 at www.crowley.com.
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