On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Webb Institute announced the 2017-18 recipient of the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship by Crowley Maritime Corp., The Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Tyler Gray-Hoehn (Class of 2018) from Brookfield, Wisconsin, for his hard work, academic excellence and superb leadership skills that he actively displays on and off campus.
Throughout his time at Webb Institute, Tyler has been very active in student government and community projects because of his love for Webb and his desire to give back. This year, Tyler is the Senior Class President, as well as the Vice President of the Student Organization (SO). He has also been Webb’s Motor Boat Chair, Van Chair, and a member of the Honor Council. In addition to his campus leadership roles, Tyler is active in Webb’s athletics, playing on both the soccer and volleyball teams. Tyler says his involvement in campus activities and leadership at Webb have taught him invaluable lessons that will benefit him in his professional and personal life forever. Unlike most Webb graduates, Tyler plans to be a merchant mariner after commencement.
“Tyler is a great asset to the Webb community,” said Dean Matthew Werner. “He has stood out as a leader in the student body since setting foot on campus three years ago. His commitment and passion for Webb is admirable, as is his drive to make Webb a better place through his own actions. I feel that Tyler’s record of achievement at Webb reflects what the Crowley Scholarship seeks to recognize.”
“The Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program provides assistance to Webb students who demonstrate attributes that both Crowley and Webb hold in high esteem – leadership, service, and commitment to the maritime industry,” said President R. Keith Michel. “We are most appreciative of Crowley’s ongoing commitment to higher education and honored to continue our partnership with Crowley Maritime Corp.”
Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students. The company has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs. In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America, and to date has provided financial assistance to more than 20 students in that region. To learn more about the Crowley scholarship program, visit www.crowley.com/scholarships.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 125-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy 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 shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global; 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 at www.crowley.com .