Earlier this week we ran a pretty lame but kind of funny contest asking you all what you would rename the Career Center. After receiving some minimal responses (come on guys, let’s see some creativity), we’ve decided to scrap the vote and, by default, give the award to Carly for “The ‘Here’s my CV, So Cawley Maybe.’” I mean, really, the other submissions didn’t stand a chance.
Here’s the deal: just recently, the Career Education Center was renamed in honor of GU alumnus Charles M. Cawley. If you had the chance, what would you rename the career center?
For example, “The Cawley Why-Am-I-An-English-Major Career Center,” or anything else that makes you think of your experiences at that lovely chamber of unfulfilled dreams and face-palm reality. Prize yet to be determined.
We’ll be checking firstname.lastname@example.org for submissions. Then we’ll hold a vote in a week for the best career center names, as per Vox tradition. Keep ‘em coming!
Last Saturday, the name of Georgetown’s career center officially changed to the Charles M. Cawley Career Education Center. Who the franc is that, you ask? Well just you wait, dear readers, because you’re about to find out!
Cawley (COL ’62) is a longtime (50 years longtime) donor to the University who also funds and supports several scholarship programs, including the Baker Scholars Program. He co-founded MBNA, which provided the funds to create the career center in 1994 as well as Sellinger Lounge in the Leavey Center.
MBNA Corporation is a bank holding company (acquired by Bank of America in 2006) that became the third largest independent issuer of credit cards as well as the number one issuer of affinity cards, which donate a small percentage of the money spent on a credit card to a charity organization. MBNA was also the largest political donor to the George W. Bush 2000 campaign, after Enron.