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Webb Institute is proud to announce the 2013-14 McMullen Family Foundation Scholarship Program Recipients

Webb Institute is pleased to announce that seniors Henry Jansen, from Bayville, NY, and Elli Wunder from North Bend, WA, have been named the recipients of the 2013-2014 McMullen Family Foundation Scholarship. 

Richard Neilson ‘70, Dean of Webb Institute stated, “Mr. Jansen and Ms. Wunder have provided mentorship to underclassmen and demonstrated commitment to the principles of leadership, scholarship, and community support.  Upon graduation each will be a credit to the maritime industry.  We are proud to have them as our students, and grateful to the McMullen Family Foundation Scholarship Program for their continued support”.

The McMullen Family Foundation Scholarship Program was established at Webb Institute in 2009 to help off-set room and board expenses. These scholarships, awarded annually to two outstanding Webb students, reflect the Foundation’s commitment to supporting institutions of higher education.

 “We are extremely proud of our relationship with the McMullen Family Foundation.  The McMullen Family Foundation Scholarship Program is a testament to Mr. John McMullen’s commitment to higher education and the maritime industries.  Webb Institute is honored to be part of this prestigious program,” stated R. Keith Michel ‘73, President of Webb Institute. “Webb is committed to a need-blind admissions policy. Through this scholarship program, deserving students that may not have been able to afford a higher education are given the opportunity to fulfill their potential,” he added.

About John J. McMullen

John J. McMullen  achieved the “American Dream” by forging his own path in the field of naval architecture and beyond.  

Dr. McMullen received his B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1940, his M.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. For fourteen years he served as a Naval Officer and worked in the U.S. Maritime Administration for three years.

In 1958, Dr. McMullen established John J. McMullen Associates (JJMA). His entrepreneurship and foresight helped propel JJMA into becoming one of the largest, most successful, and innovative naval architectural firms in the nation.

Having guided JJMA to international prominence, Dr. McMullen applied his business management skills into transforming United States Lines and Burmah Oil Tankers into profitable operations during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of those companies. As a long-term owner of Norton Lilly International, 1972 to 2002, Dr. McMullen created America’s largest steamship agency. To add to his success, Dr. McMullen was the Chairman of professional baseball and hockey teams.

In 1994, Dr. McMullen received his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Webb Institute.