(Jacksonville, Fla.; June 11, 2009) — Crowley’s commitment to help exemplary students with college expenses continued even across geographical borders, as the company awarded Thomas B. Crowley Memorial scholarships to students at Texas A&M University and the Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala.
The recent scholarships were awarded to Cadet Donovan Peterson, a student at the Texas A&M University’s Texas Maritime Academy, and Josseline Vanessa Leiva Flores, a business administration major at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala in Puerto Barrios, Izabal.
Peterson, a marine transportation major from Jacksonville, has sailed with Crowley part-time and during some summers for the last six years and his goal is to make a career at the company following his graduation from Texas A&M University in May of 2011.
Leiva Flores, 18, is a native of Livingston, Izabal. Her goal is to become a manager for a company in the Puerto Barrios or Santo Tomas de Castilla, Izabal region. The college freshman is the fourth recipient of Crowley’s Scholarship in Guatemala.
The recent Crowley scholarships are part of Crowley’s lengthy and ongoing commitment to education. Over the years, Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., has directed the company to present scholarship dollars to deserving students at the maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Caribbean and Central America in the name of his father Thomas B. Crowley Sr., who guided the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994.
Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than half-a-million dollars in scholarship funding for nearly 200 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions. In 2006, the program expanded to Central America and to date has provided financial assistance to 18 students in that region.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 117-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides diversified 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 the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture; 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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