Webb Institute Selects 2019-20 Recipients of the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Louis Bock ’20

Mara DuVernois ’20

Glen Cove, NY –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 Corporation’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship.

Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Bock of Pipersville, Pennsylvania and DuVernois of Menomonie, Wisconsin for their hard work, academic excellence, volunteer efforts, and superb 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 esteemed principles of Webb’s Honor and Conduct Codes. Louis 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, Mara 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 Corporation 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 dollars 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 support this specialized, top-ranked institution, 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. 

About Crowley

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 127-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy, and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley Logistics, a singular ocean liner and logistics supply chain division; Crowley Shipping, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual fuel (LNG) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose, tugboats and barges; engineering; project management; and naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime; Crowley Fuels, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; and Crowley Solutions, which focuses on government services and program management, government ship management, expeditionary logistics and government-oriented freight transportation services, as well as marine salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at www.crowley.com.