Friday, April 26, 2013
The Marywood University Board of Trustees voted to rename the Mellow Center for Athletics and Wellness the Marywood Center for Athletics and Wellness.
Bob Mellow is currently sitting in a federal prison for stealing your money, and he was recently hit with a new round of corruption charges on the state level.
Marywood apparently finally realized decency, honesty, and integrity are more important than saying "thank you" to a thieving state senator who threw $2 million at you for a new gym.
The only sad part here is it took Marywood several months to realize honoring Bob Mellow is an insult to the community, and every student-- past and present.
As I've written before, that wasn't Bob Mellow's money. It was your money, and I hope the university has learned it has to stop playing games with politicians. I had no problems with Marywood getting state money. Full disclosure: I'm a graduate. Marywood has opened its facilities for community events. The building provided construction jobs, and I'm sure it attracted students to our area-- helping the economy. What I didn't like is Marywood beatifying Bob Mellow, and then using every excuse to avoid doing the right thing and removing his name. Yes, I do know you have to be dead to be beatified. Blogger's license.
Lackawanna College yesterday took Bob Mellow's name off its theater, and Mellow's name will be removed from a park in Blakely. The Mellow name is also coming off a facility at Keystone College in Factoryville.
Maybe, there's hope for this area after all.
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