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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rollie Webb News

Rollie Webb (Photo courtesy of Robert Allan Ltd.)

Robert Allan Ltd. Appoints Webb as Senior VP

The Board of Directors of Robert Allan Ltd. has announced the recent appointment of Rollie Webb as senior vice president.   In this newly-created position, Webb will work very closely with and support Mike Fitzpatrick, the new company president, in all business development and business management tasks. Webb has been with Robert Allan Ltd. since 2008, serving as the senior project director, and brings to the firm expertise in shipbuilding, shipyard management and contract management, serving in senior management positions in shipyards in Canada and the U.S.  

Mike Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick Appointed President of Robert Allan

The Board of Directors of Robert Allan Ltd. have accepted the announcement from Ken Harford, P. Eng. of his intention to retire in June, 2016 after eight years of leadership at Robert Allan Ltd. “Having completed the ownership transition from Rob Allan and his family to a group of senior managers and subsequently involving a further group of dedicated employees in the company ownership, it is time to pass the helm to the next generation” Harford said. The company informed that…

Photo: Webb Institute

Campaign for Webb at $28 Mln and Counting

Webb Institute’s Campaign Cabinet, led by President Keith Michel ’73 and Campaign Chair Joseph Cuneo ’57 announced that $28 million (70 percent) of the $40 million goal has been raised to date in the Campaign for Webb. The Campaign for Webb: America’s Most Unique College is the most ambitious fundraising effort in the institution’s history. Through this effort, Webb plans to raise $40 million to enhance the college’s programs, infrastructure, and financial resources to meet the growing challenges of an expanding marine industry. “William H.

Hannah Wistort (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Awards Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Wistort, Webb Institute class of 2017, is the 2016-2017 recipient of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Wistort for her academic excellence and leadership skills. Wistort, who is from Niskayuna, N.Y., has been involved with many student organizations and community projects. She is a member of the Webb Leadership Committee, which organizes community service and outreach projects for students.

Matthew R. Werner (Photo courtesy of Webb Institute)

Werner Named Academic Dean of Webb Institute

Webb Institute announced that Matthew R. Werner has been named Webb Institute’s next Academic Dean. Professor Werner, the American Bureau of Shipping Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, will begin his term on July 1, 2015. Professor Werner is an accomplished educator with extensive leadership and administrative experience. Professor Werner began his career in the ship design, construction, and operations fields and joined the Webb faculty in 2002. In 2010, he was designated Webb’s first American Bureau of Shipping Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees R. Keith Michel, ABS CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki, Webb Institute President RADM (Ret) Robert C. Olsen and Webb Trustee Jon Jay LaBerge.

Webb Institute: $100,000 in Scholarships from ABS

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, announced the receipt of $100,000 in annual scholarships from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The ABS Scholarship Program provides financial support to deserving engineering and naval architecture students based on GPA, class rank, leadership ability and recommendations. “Webb Institute is honored to receive ABS’ continued support of our students as they pursue their educational aspirations,” saidthe President of Webb Institute, RADM Robert C.

Griswold Awarded Webb, ABS Scholarship

Webb Institute awards second ABS scholarship for 2012 for studies in naval architecture and marine engineering. Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, has recognized the second ABS Scholar for 2012. The ABS Scholarship Program provides financial support to deserving engineering and naval architecture students based on GPA, class rank, leadership ability, faculty recommendations and service to Webb Institute. Dean Richard P.

Webb Institute, ABS Support Maritime Scholars

Webb Institute awards second ABS scholarship for 2012 for studies in naval architecture and marine engineering. Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, has recognized the second ABS Scholar for 2012. The ABS Scholarship Program provides financial support to deserving engineering and naval architecture students based on GPA, class rank, leadership ability, faculty recommendations and service to Webb Institute. Dean Richard P.

Tom Crowley with Nicholas Ratinaud (left) and Andrew Ko (right). (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Institute Picks Crowley Scholarship Recipients

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2015-2016 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Nicholas Ratinaud, of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Andrew Ko, of Philadelphia, were chosen by the school’s scholarship selection committee for their leadership qualities, academic excellence and commitment to the maritime industry. Ratinaud and Ko were able to meet Tom Crowley Jr.…

Keith Michel: Photo courtesy of the Webb Institute

Keith Michel Installed as President of Webb Institute

Retired Chairman of the Board of the Herbert Engineering Group of Companies and Webb Institute alumnus, R. Keith Michel (Webb ’73) was inaugurated as the 15th president of Webb Institutein a private ceremony set on campus. Mr. Michel's inuauguration followed the retirement of RADM Robert C. Olsen, Jr. USCG (Ret.), who filled the role for eight years. “Keith is highly regarded throughout the marine industry and will be an asset to Webb Institute,” said outgoing President Olsen. Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. George Campbell Jr., conducted the presidential inauguration.

Michel Named 15th President of Webb Institute

Dr. George Campbell Jr. R. Keith Michel, Chairman of the Board of the Herbert Engineering Group of Companies, has been appointed President of Webb Institute, the country’s foremost school of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, effective July 1, 2013. The appointment was made following the recently announced retirement of RADM Robert C. Olsen, Jr. USCG (Ret.), who will have filled this role for eight years. “Keith was a natural choice for us. His professional business experience will help open doors for our students as well as for fundraising…

Webb Institute’s Class of 2017 throwing their caps in the air after the 121st Commencement Ceremony. (Photo: Jonathan Wang, Webb Institute student, Class of 2020)

Webb Institute Class of 2017 Turns Tassels

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Webb Institute awarded 19 Bachelor of Science degrees at its 121st Commencement Ceremony. Each graduating student received a dual degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Webb’s commencement ceremony opened with the singing of the National Anthem by the WooFs (Webb Family Singers) and included inspirational remarks from the ceremony’s Principal Speaker, Bruce S. Rosenblatt. Rosenblatt, President of Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC, and Chairman of Webb’s Board of Trustees…

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Webb Institute Kicks Off Big Fundraising Push

On the heels of its 125th anniversary, Webb Institute has launched a fundraising effort seeking to raise $40 million to enhance the college’s programs, infrastructure and financial resources to meet the growing challenges of an expanding marine industry, the college announced today. The initiative, entitled "Campaign for Webb: America’s Most Unique College," sets forth the most ambitious fundraising endeavor in the institution’s history, according to the college, which has set a financial goal representing a five-fold increase from the previous campaign initiated in 2003.

Matt Weklar ‘15 (left) and Nolan Conway ‘15

Webb AwardsThomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, announced the selection of Matt Weklar ‘15 and Nolan Conway ‘15 as Crowley Maritime Corp.’s 2013 – 2014 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarship recipients. Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to one or two students who, in the eyes of the Scholarship Selection Committee at Webb Institute, have demonstrated leadership qualities, school and community involvement, commitment to the maritime industry and academic promise. The Thomas B.

Crowley Honors Two Webb Students

Two undergraduate students, Andrew Lachtman and Lidia Mouravieff, at the Webb Institute in Glen Cove, N.Y. were awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships for their community service and academic achievements. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Robert C. Olsen, Jr., president of Webb Institute, presented Mouravieff and Lachtman with Crowley scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Crowley scholarship, which was established at Webb in 2008, is awarded to students who demonstrate leadership in academics and the community and have an interest in the maritime industry.

Neilson Appointed Academic Dean at Webb

Webb Institute announced the appointment of Mr. Richard P. Neilson as its next Academic Dean. Neilson will assume responsibility for the academic program on July 1 of this year, succeeding Dr. Roger H. Compton, Dean since 1998. Mr. Neilson, a 1970 graduate of Webb, returns to his alma mater after a long and distinguished career in the marine industry. Immediately after graduation he worked for the United States Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., in the Design Branch of their Naval Engineering Division.

Left: Don Rickerson; right: Justin Van Emmerik, both members of the Webb Institute Class of 2013.

Webb Institute Names Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, announced the selection of Don Rickerson ’13 and Justin van Emmerik ’13 as the 2012 – 2013 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarship recipients. Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program is awarded annually to one or two students, who, in the eyes of the Scholarship Selection Committee at Webb Institute, have demonstrated leadership qualities, school and community involvement, interest in and dedication to the maritime industry, and academic promise.

L to R - President R. Keith Michel, Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., Dr. George Campbell, Jr. (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Awards Crowley, Jr. Honorary Degree

Webb Institute presented Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Crowley Maritime (Oakland, CA), with an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science degree at Webb Institute’s 119th commencement on Saturday, June 20th. Since 1994, Thomas B. Crowley, Jr. has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crowley Maritime, succeeding his father and grandfather in these roles, dating back to the company’s founding in 1892. Today…

R. Keith Michel

Webb Institute President Elected to NAE

Webb Institute said that its president, R. Keith Michel, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Upon learning of his election, Michel said, “It is indeed a special honor to be selected by my peers to serve on the NAE. I am indebted to Webb Institute for instilling in me the fundamentals of engineering and a passion for lifelong learning and to Herbert Engineering Corp. Dr. George Campbell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Webb Institute stated, “All of us…

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Webb Institute Ranked a Best Value College

Webb Institute, an undergraduate institute specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, ranked number two on Money magazine’s list of Money's Best Colleges, a new approach to ranking colleges that aims to measure educational quality, affordability and career outcomes. Nine months in the making, Money's Best Colleges ranks 665 higher education schools on 17 measures, taking into account the complete cost of a degree rather than a single year. To develop the new rankings…

Erin McElroy and Brian Mills (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute Selects Crowley Scholarship Recipients

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2014-2015 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship today. The school’s scholarship selection committee chose Erin McElroy, of Groton, Mass., and Brian Mills, Sanford, N.C., for their remarkable leadership qualities, academic excellence and an unprecedented commitment to the maritime industry. As chairman for both the social committee and Women of Webb, McElroy, (Class of 2015), is an active member of the school community.

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Webb Fundraising Campaign Reaches $32 Mln

The Campaign for Webb has so far raised $32 million, 80 percent of its $40 million goal, announced Webb Institute’s President Keith Michel ’73, Campaign Chair Joseph Cuneo ’57, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees George Campbell, Jr., Ph.D. In what the college is calling its most ambitious fundraising effort to date, The Campaign for Webb: America’s Most Unique College aims to raise $40 million to enhance the college’s programs, infrastructure and financial resources to meet the growing challenges of an expanding marine industry.

Webb Institute’s Class of 2016 at the 120th Commencement Ceremony. Pictured is, Lauren West, Michael Walker, Cody Stansky, Dylan Przelomski, Kelly O’Brien, llya Mouravieff, Brian Mills, and Jenny Lorenc. Photo credit, Kerri Allegretta (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute Holds 120th Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday June 18, Webb Institute awarded 19 Bachelor of Science degrees at its 120th Commencement Ceremony. Each graduating student received a dual degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Webb’s commencement ceremony, opened with the singing of the National Anthem by the WooFs (Webb Family Singers), and included inspirational remarks from the ceremony’s principal speaker, Donald T. (Boysie) Bollinger, retired chairman and CEO of Louisiana­based Bollinger Shipyards…

Deploying APEX Deep: Photo credit Teledyne Webb Research

Teledyne Webb's APEX® Deep MakesRecord Dive

Teledyne Webb Research's Autonomous Profiling Explorer (APEX®) Deep, dives to a record 6,000 meters. The record drive, in the Puerto Rico trench was launched from the R/V Kruger B out of San Juan, starting its dive the afternoon on February 25, 2013. Approximately twenty two hours later the float surfaced and transmitted its data over the Iridium satellite network. APEX floats are based on a buoyancy engine and have been commercially available since founder Douglas Webb opened Webb Research in 1982. APEX floats descend to a programmed depth where they become neutrally buoyant and drift.

Apex Deep off Hawaii:Photo credit Teledyne Webb Research

Deep Profiling Float Descends to 4000-meters

Teledyne Webb Research's new version of its Autonomous Profiling Explorer (APEX®) makes a record 13,123 ft dive off Hawaii. APEX floats are based on a buoyancy engine and have been commercially available since founder Doug Webb started Webb Research in 1982. APEX floats descend to a programmed depth where they become neutrally buoyant and drift. After some interval, usually five to ten days, the buoyancy engine makes the float positively buoyant and it rises to the surface, where it transmits collected data such as temperature and salinity back to researchers via satellite communications.

Photo courtesy The Glosten Associates

Glosten, Naval Architect, 1918 to 2010

Lawrence Robert “Larry” Glosten, founder of The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture firm, died February 22, 2010 in his home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 91. Glosten graduated from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1940. He subsequently served as a Ship Repair Officer and dockmaster at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard during the early months of World War II. His naval duty included assignment to the Bureau of Ships Preliminary Design Division and, later, to the Bikini Atoll atomic weapon tests.