Running For: Secretary
The goals of the CUAA are to serve the Cooper Union and the alumni. I enjoy helping students and helping alumni. I work directly with the Cooper Students during Alumni/Student events, Student Club activities, the Student Mentoring program, and by speaking to a classes in the engineering school. I serve the alumni by working on CUAA committees, helping to maintain our web and social media resources, publicizing alumni exhibitions and accomplishments, and helping write the CUAA newsletter. I would like to extend my service to alumni by serving as CUAA secretary, which includes alerting council members and alumni to upcoming meetings and promulgating the meeting minutes. It also includes keeping CUAA records up to date.
I love The Cooper Union and look forward to the future reinstatement of full tuition scholarships. I recognize the seriousness of the school’s financial difficulties. I will continue to urge both the CUAA and the alumni to support Cooper students now, by donating money and time to school projects benefiting students. I am a strong advocate of bringing alumni into the school to contribute directly to the students as mentors and sources for career advice; and bringing together students and alumni for both in-person and on-line networking.
Mary has served on the Alumni Council (3 terms) and the Communications, Events, Gano Dunn Award, Peter Cooper Service Award, Constitution, Election, and Nominating committees. At various times she has chaired the Communications, Nominating and Peter Cooper Service Award committees. She is a major contributor to the CUAA newsletter and administrator for the CUAA Facebook page and LinkedIn group. She served on the planning committees for multiple class reunions. She is a sponsor and supporter of The Cooper Union Motorsports Team. She is a regular guest speaker in the Engineering School. She was the moderator for the 2013 CUAA Trustee Panel Discussion. She participates in Mock Interview Nights, Engineering Career Evenings and Phon-a-thons. She is a Class Rep for the class of 1982 and she visits local high schools as an Ambassador for CU. Mary is a Senior Engineer and Senior Instructor for Con Edison. She teaches courses on the NYC steam system for engineers, planners, mechanics, operators and customers.