Crowley Awards Scholarship to Williams-Mystic Student

(MYSTIC, Conn.; September 20, 2007) Crowley Maritime Corporation has presented its annual Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship to Iris Lowery, a student in the maritime studies program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, from Washington, DC.

Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., furnishes scholarship 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.

Lowery was selected based on academic success, financial need, and her interest in maritime trades and studies. In addition to participating in the Williams-Mystic program, Lowery is a junior majoring in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Additionally, Lowery has strong skills in boatbuilding.  She graduated with an associate’s degree from Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building before continuing her studies at College of the Atlantic where she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree.

Williams-Mystic is the only interdisciplinary program of its kind. Undergraduates of all majors share one semester at Mystic Seaport to focus on the past, present and future of the earth’s oceans. Williams-Mystic combines the academic excellence of Williams College and the unparalleled learning environment of Mystic Seaport – The Museum of America and the Sea. Students participate in four rigorous courses, a museum skills class, a Pacific Coast field seminar, a Nantucket Island field seminar, and a deep-water offshore voyage.

“As always, we are so grateful for Crowley’s support of Williams-Mystic, and the ability to bring excellent students into our program who otherwise would not be able to attend,” said Amanda Severin, alumni relations and development director, Williams- Mystic Maritime Studies Programs.

By Professional Mariner Staff