(Jacksonville, Fla., July 1, 2010) — Two undergraduate students, Andrew Lachtman and Lidia Mouravieff, at the Webb Institute in Glen Cove, N.Y. were recently awarded Thomas B. Crowley, Sr., Memorial scholarships for their community service and academic achievements.
Retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Robert C. Olsen, Jr., president of Webb Institute, presented Mouravieff and Lachtman with Crowley scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Crowley scholarship, which was established at Webb in 2008, is awarded to students who demonstrate leadership in academics and the community and have an interest in the maritime industry.
“These are the most prestigious scholarships for Webb students because they are selected based on their demonstrated leadership abilities along with academic performance,” said Olsen. “Furthermore, a committee of staff and faculty make the selections. I am particularly pleased about this gift from Crowley because it helps us emphasize the importance of leadership to our students in a very visible and important way.”
Lachtman, a native of San Diego, Calif., is involved in several school activities and is currently serving as chairman of Webb’s Honor Council, which is responsible for resolving violations of the student honor code. Lachtman is a member of several professional societies, including the U.S. Green Building Council, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Marine Technology Society. He has also been a member of Webb’s volleyball team and is an avid cyclist and runner.
Mouravieff, who is also a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Marine Technology Society, is from Washington, N.J. She is a member of the Webb band, soccer team, student court and serves as the social committee chairperson.
Over the years, Crowley Chairman, President and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. has continued to give scholarship dollars to deserving students at the maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico 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 approximately 190 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions. The company has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs. In 2006, the program expanded to Central America and to date has provided financial assistance to 20 students in that region.
The Webb Institute, located in Glen Cove, N.Y., was founded in 1889 by William H. Webb. For the last 120 years, Webb has educated the brightest students this country has to offer in the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering. Every student earns a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering that includes 146 credits of academic coursework, plus eight months of work experience through four two-month internships during January and February each year. Webb seniors enjoy a 100 percent job placement rate or acceptance at a graduate school of their choice. Currently the Webb student body is 90 students.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 118-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides marine solutions, 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: liner container and breakbulk shipping; logistics; contract towing and transportation; harbor ship assist and tanker 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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