Two Mass. Maritime cadets awarded Crowley memorial scholarships

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­– Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets Jacquelyn Damery and Joshua-Ryan McFaddin have been awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships.

Each recipient is recognized for their overall individual success and their desire to pursue a career in the maritime industry. As recipients, the cadets exemplify Crowley’s values of drive, integrity and sustainability through their achievements and terms aboard Crowley-owned or -managed vessels.

A senior from Plympton, Mass., Damery is studying for a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering. Active throughout her academic career, Damery has served as a squad leader and executive officer for the academy’s Fourth Company. She also served as second mate in charge of shipboard hotel utilities aboard the training ship Kennedy. Damery completed 62 days aboard Crowley’s tanker Louisiana, fulfilling her cadet shipping term requirements. After graduation, Damery plans to continue her maritime career with her ultimate goal of becoming a chief engineer.

McFaddin, a senior from Wasilla, Alaska, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation. During his academic career, McFaddin has served as hold captain on Kennedy, requiring working knowledge of its fire and safety equipment. He also serves as a division leader, being responsible for underclassmen aboard the vessel, including mentorship and discipline. McFaddin sailed aboard the Crowley-managed tankers American Freedom and Magnolia State to complete his sea term and tankerman person in charge (PIC) endorsement. Upon graduation, he looks forward to sailing on U.S. domestic maritime industry vessels and to starting business in the maritime industry.

Since 1984, 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 United States, Puerto Rico and Central America.

– Crowley

By Rich Miller