Horizon Lines Supports Student Stipend Program
As part of the Horizon Green initiative to better understand and measure the transport industry’s impact on the environment, Horizon Lines will fund a three-year stipend program for students interested in the study of environmental issues affecting the maritime industry. The stipend program is managed by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).
SNAME is a leader in promoting student involvement in the marine industry and focuses on developing strong mentor/student relationships that encourage young people to explore their interest in the maritime field. For the first year of the stipend program, SNAME has developed a survey that investigates attitudes among the general public and maritime personnel towards marine environmental issues. Results of the survey will be used to help develop uniform standards for environmental management education related to naval architectural and marine engineering college curricula.
Ed Schembor, a senior high school student at Red Bank (NJ) Regional High School, will help SNAME to collect, filter and analyze survey data and will be awarded the stipend upon completion of his work later this summer. Two other students will be awarded the stipend by SNAME in coming years, thanks to the support of Horizon Lines.
“There is great synergy between the environmental efforts of our company, its associates and SNAME,” said Gunther Hoock, Director of Safety, Security and HazMat, and manager of the Horizon Green program. “This stipend program fits our goals, while offering students a chance to excel in their development.”