Career Development Center
West Chester University
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The Twardowski Career Development Center was named on May 6, 2000, to honor the legacy of its founding director and West Chester alumnus, Dr. Edward T. Twardowski, known as “Dr. T.” An endowment was created through a leadership gift from the Twardowski family and others who knew “Dr. T” to support programs and services that assist students and alumni in securing employment and rewarding careers.
Dr. Edward T. Twardowski, Class of 1942, served West Chester University for more than 25 years as an alumnus, teacher, counselor, coach, mentor, and colleague. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from West Chester, he received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Temple University.
Dr. Twardowski was a member of the health and physical education faculty who made a major contribution to the lives of many future teachers and to West Chester sports history. He was the popular coach of championship swim teams from 1952 until 1960 and served for several years as a tennis coach and as the freshman football coach.
Dr. Twardowski was also a Fulbright scholar in Columbia and received the Distinguished Faculty and Meritorious Teaching awards while on the faculty of West Chester.
As one who was especially concerned for students’ welfare, Dr. Twardowski founded the Career Development Center and served for 11 years as its first director.