Edward B. Bunn, S.J., photographed on the steps of Healy Hall at Georgetown University
Edward B. Bunn, S.J. (1896-1972) was President of Georgetown from 1952 to 1964 and Chancellor from 1964 to 1972. Known as "Doc" to his friends, he reorganized and consolidated University administration during his tenure. He also developed study abroad programs and oversaw the construction of eight buildings in ten years. The Bunn Intercultural Center, dedicated in 1982, is named in his honor. When talking to students, Fr. Bunn often stressed the five "C's" he felt they should have: courtesy, cooperation, consideration, challenge and commitment. In 1952, he said, "A mediocre thing is not worth a man's whole life - unless you are willing to strive, to work, to sacrifice for the highest and best possible, it would be better to resign... and get into something else, where half-hearted effort and mediocre achievement are less damaging and less important, than the field of education. But, for myself, I will never give consideration to anything but the best."Repository: Booth Family Center for Special Collections. For more information about this collection please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Most Rev. Philip M. Hannan, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, assisted by University President Edward B. Bunn, S.J., blesses the carillon console in Healy Hall at Georgetown University Georgetown University Office of Public Relations (1956-10)