Four Presidential Citations were awarded by Cooper Union President, Laura Sparks on May 21, 2019 during the commencement Ceremony.

Recipients of the Presidential Citations are:

Jean Brownhill AR’00, founder and chief executive officer of Sweeten, an award-winning service designed to provide home and small business owners with a reliable, transparent platform to find the best architects, designers, and general contractors for their renovation needs.

Richard Schwartz ME’57 played a pioneering role in the development of Navstar GPS, the satellite-based navigation system. In 2019 he shared the Queen Elizabeth Prize in Engineering for his work.

Awol Erizku A’10 is an Ethiopian-American contemporary artist who lives and works in New York City & Los Angeles. His 2018 portrait of Beyoncé garnered worldwide attention to his talent.