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Mon, Feb 18, 2013

Crowley Helps Alaskan Teen Pursue Love Of Flight

Sponsors Alaska Air Carriers Association 2013 Scholarship

Less than a month shy of his 18th birthday, Alexander Agosti is a little closer to his dream of becoming a professional pilot thanks to Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Alaska petroleum distribution group, which sponsored the Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA) 2013 Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship. Agosti earned the scholarship for his outstanding academic record and passion for aviation.

Crowley’s Vice President of Highway Petroleum Sales Laura Yellig, and Senior Account Executive of Aviation Don King, presented Agosti, a Kenai Central High graduate, with $3,000 toward his education at University of Alaska Anchorage during a special ceremony held at this week’s AACA 2013 Convention in Anchorage.
Agosti, whose fascination with planes began when he was five after he flew in his uncle’s aircraft for the first time, enrolled in his first pilot ground school courses nearly two years ago, and attained his private pilot’s license on his 17th birthday, a rare feat in aviation that was covered by a local newspaper. He was also a member of the nonprofit official auxiliary unit of the United States Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol (CAP), and is also a member of the Kenai Experimental Aircraft Association. He plans to become a commercial pilot for his home state once he graduates from college.

“I fully anticipate growing and transforming myself into a skilled pilot,” said Agosti in his scholarship application. “I have the desire to learn more and going to college will allow me to do that.”

In addition to Agosti, Crowley has helped more than 275 students from rural Alaska, the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Current Chairman, President and CEO Tom Crowley established the program in honor of his father. And since 1984, the company has provided more than half-a-million dollars in scholarship funding and support to other education programs.

Crowley’s Alaska petroleum distribution team has been an associate of member of the AACP for more than 20 years, and this is the first time it has sponsored the association’s long-standing scholarship. “Pursuing a career in aviation is expensive, requires a lot of training and it can be difficult for a student to pursue that path without some financial help,” said King, who was on the board of directors for the AACP in the 90s. “It is important for us at Crowley to do whatever we can do to support these students and the aviation industry in Alaska, which is a crucial part of the state’s transportation infrastructure.”

(Pictured L-R: Robert Lewis, Regional Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Alaskan Region; King, Agosti, Yellig, and Mike Stedman, President of the Alaska Air Carriers Association. Photo by: Rob Stapleton Jr.)

FMI: www.crowleyalaska.com

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