(L to R): Midshipman Brian Griffin (Crowley Scholarship recipient);
Midshipman Robert Reese (CII Award recipient); CAPT Jon Helmick; Director
USMMA Logistics & Intermodal Transportation Program; Midshipman Samantha
Skeens (Crowley Scholarship recipient), Mark Miller, Director of Corporate
Communications, Crowley; Midshipman Tormod Engvig (Crowley Scholarship
recipient); Midshipman Justin Mitchell
(Crowley Scholarship recipient); CAPT
Don Ferguson, USMMA Director of External Affairs
Continuing its support of students wishing to enter maritime, transportation and logistics fields, Crowley Maritime
Corporation last week presented four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
midshipmen with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. memorial scholarships totaling
Mark Miller, director of corporate communications for Crowley, recognized
Samantha Adrianne Skeens, Tormod Engvig, Brian Griffin and Justin Mitchell
during the Containerization and Intermodal Institutes annual luncheon at the
Newark Club in Newark, New Jersey.
Skeens, from Hydeville, Vt., has a 3.48 GPA and has received eight academic
stars. She also served as one of the academys delegates to the Naval
Academy Foreign Affairs Conference and has sailed aboard the Maersk
Constellation, CSX Anchorage, USNS Laramie, USNS Supply and USNS
Engvig, originally from Oslo, Norway, moved to San Francisco, Calif., with
his family in 1991. He is currently a first classman and regimental human
relations training officer at the academy as well as a senior crewmember of
the M/V Growler, an ex- Coast Guard harbor tug attached to the Academys
Griffin is a senior from Towson, Md. He is the academys regimental
waterfront officer, the skipper of the M/V Storm and co-president of the
Christian Fellowship Club.
Mitchell is a marine transportation major and has earned five academic stars
while at the academy. He was junior class president, a drill instructor for
the class of 2006, a member of the color guard, a crewmember for two years
with the varsity offshore team and editor of the midshipman newspaper.
Crowley has provided scholarship aid to USMMA students since 1993. To
qualify, students must obtain a predetermined grade point average (GPA) and
posses leadership skills identified by the college and by Crowley.
The recipients are chosen each year in the spring and fall by the academy
but arent formally recognized until December. Crowley also extends formal
internships when possible as an additional benefit to the scholarship
Over the years, Crowley has given tens of thousands of dollars to deserving
students at the maritime academies and other select institutions in the name
of Thomas B. Crowley Sr., who guided the company to extraordinary heights
before passing away in 1994. Tom Crowley Jr., his son, is now chairman,
president and CEO.