Webb selects Crowley scholarship recipients for 2019-20

(GLEN COVE, N.Y.) — Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, has announced that Webb seniors Louis Bock and Mara DuVernois are this year’s recipients of the Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship.

Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Bock of Pipersville, Pa., and DuVernois of Menomonie, Wis., for their hard work, academic excellence, volunteer efforts, and leadership skills that they actively display on and off campus.

Bock is a very active member of the Webb community. He is chairman of Webb Institute’s Honor Council, which is tasked with upholding the principles of Webb’s Honor and Conduct Codes. He is captain of the men’s volleyball team, a leader within the Frisbee Golf Club, a member of the sailing team and an officer of the Yacht Club, which helps to keep the motorboats in working order.

DuVernois has been involved with numerous student organizations, volunteer efforts, and community projects during her time at Webb, including Open House, the Summer Engineering Academy, the Women of Webb, and as captain of the women’s basketball team. During her junior year, she was elected president of the Webb Student Organization, the governing body representing all students on campus. 

“Louis and Mara are tremendous leaders within our student body,” said Dean Matthew Werner. “Their contributions to the Webb community and records of achievement are shining examples for their peers. Webb is proud to have them as recipients of this year’s Thomas Crowley Scholarship.”

“The Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship is a testament to Crowley’s ongoing commitment to higher education,” said Webb President R. Keith Michel. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Crowley Maritime Corp. and are most appreciative of their support of Webb and the next generation of naval architects and marine engineers.”

Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO Thomas B. Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship program in honor of his father. To learn more about the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship program, visit www.crowley.com/scholarships.

Crowley initiated the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship at Webb in 2007 and has since given tens of thousands of dollars in support of the school’s students. Crowley’s involvement with Webb took on added significance in 2008 when the company acquired Jensen Maritime Consultants, a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm headquartered in Seattle. Many Webb graduates are currently employed by Crowley and Jensen in several disciplines from naval architecture and marine engineering, to vessel construction management and vessel operations.

By Professional Mariner Staff