(Jacksonville, Fla.; Dec. 9, 2003) – Continuing its tradition of supporting academic excellence, Crowley Maritime Corporation last week presented Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.
Mark Miller, director of corporate communications for Crowley, presented scholarships to Jeffrey Jaskot and Audrey Meyers at a Containerization & Intermodal Institute luncheon Thursday in New Jersey.
Midshipman Jaskot, of Orlando, Fla., is a senior majoring in logistics and intermodal transportation and plans to attain a U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited 3rd Mate’s License. He also is in the process of achieving a Tankerman PIC Rating as well as Crude Oil Wash and Inert Gas Endorsements. Upon graduation, Jaskot plans to use his license and go to sea. He interned at Crowley in the summer of 2003. As a cadet, Jaskot has sailed aboard several ships, including the Central Gulf Lines Green Lake, the USNS Leroy Grumman with the Military Sealift Command, and the APL ship President Jackson. While at Kings Point Jaskot has been an active member of the tennis team, a founding member of the surf club, and been involved in various church activities and other community service works. He was awarded a $4,000 scholarship.
Midshipman Meyers, of Great Neck, N.Y., is a senior majoring in marine engineering systems and plans to attain a minor in aeronautical engineering. As part of her training at sea, she has visited 15 different countries, including Greenland and Taiwan, and plans to go back to sea after graduation. On land, Meyers is a two-year captain of the women’s swim team where she holds six academy records and was voted the most valuable player her team for the 2002-03 season. She was also the chairman of the Ring Committee for the Class of 2004, and is currently the Regimental Operations Officer – the third-highest ranking regimental officer – in charge of planning daily activities. She was awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
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 www.crowley.com.
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