Crowley awards scholarships to two Cal Maritime cadets

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­– Crowley has awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to California State University Maritime Academy cadets Erin Hulti and Natalie Pierotti, recognizing their achievements and interest in pursuing a career in the maritime industry. Each cadet demonstrates the company’s values of integrity, sustainability and drive through their work and time spent on Crowley-managed vessels.

A junior from Astoria, Ore., Hulti is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation. She was named to the dean’s list for academic achievement and currently serves as the student affairs director for the academy’s student government organization, ASCMA. Hulti recently completed a cadet shipping term aboard the Crowley-managed tanker American Endurance and expressed an eagerness to be a leadership example and resource for other women in the maritime industry.

Cal Maritime cadets Natalie Pierotti, left, and Erin Hulti. Crowley photo

Pierotti, a junior from San Francisco, Calif., is studying for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. In addition to being named to the dean’s list, Pierotti is a member of the women’s rugby team and serves as the academic training officer for the academy’s Second Engine Division. Pierotti recently completed a cadet shipping term aboard American Endurance, earning the engineer tankerman person in charge certification (PIC). After graduation, she aspires to be a third assistant engineer on a tanker before seeking a master’s degree in naval architecture.

To support the development of future maritime leaders, Crowley has provided more than $3 million in financial assistance to more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select schools in the U.S. mainland, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Central America since 1984.

– Crowley

By Professional Mariner Staff