Welcome to our New Alumni! 

Commencement  Ceremonies took place on May 25, 2022 beginning at 10:30 AM ET.  We are thrilled to welcome the new graduates into the CUAA!  Congratulations on your achievement! 62 alumni received bachelor degrees in Art. 20 received bachelor degrees and 6 received masters degrees in Architecture. 88 received bachelor degrees and 42 received masters degrees in Engineering. 4 received bachelor degrees in Science. Julia Buckley ME 22 gave the student address. Robert Tan AR’81, president of The Cooper Union Alumni Association welcoming the new graduates to the CUAA. Learn More

Just graduated? Click here to register with the CUAA.

Congratulations to the CUAA Service to the School Award Winners!

Each year the CUAA recognizes members of the graduating class who have provided outstanding service to the school.  The award winners are chosen by the Department Deans and by the Director of Alumni Engagement. 

This year the awards were given to Isabel Margaret Jerome A’22 and Yeji Kim A’22 for service to the School of Art; Annabella Grace Chen AR’22, Kevin Ronald Chow AR’22, and Sanjana Lahiri AR’22 for service to the School of Architecture; Sanjna Rao ChE’22 for Service to the School of Engineering, and Mary K Vavruska CE’22 for service to the school’s Alumni and Development office. Learn More

2022 Presidential Citations

Four Presidential Citations were awarded by Cooper Union President, Laura Sparks on May 25, 2022 during the commencement Ceremony. Recipients of the Presidential Citations are: Anthony Titus AR’98, Firelei Báez A’04, and John Manuck ChE’69.

Anthony Titus AR’98 is the founder of Anthony Titus Studio an interdisciplinary practice in New York City. Anthony Titus has taught architecture at numerous schools including The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art and Pratt Institute.

Firelei Baez A’04 is known for her works on paper and canvas, as well as large scale sculpture. She draws upon a range of African diasporic histories, reworking visual imagery from sources such as Dominican folklore, 18th-century taxonomy, and the Black Panther movement. In 2021, she was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome.

John Manuck ChE’69 is Executive Chairman of Techmer PM, LLC which is specialty plastics firm that Manuck founded in 1981.

CU Fiscal Year Ends on June 30, 2022

Pay it forward and help us increase scholarships for gifted engineering, art, and architecture students!

Did you know that a high alumni participation rate demonstrates to corporate donors and other organizations that alumni care about Cooper’s mission and are committed to helping support the return to full-tuition scholarships? A donation of any amount, small or large, will help us achieve our goal.

Please give what you can as we seek to add 400 more donations before June 30, 2022, the end of the fiscal year!

Click here to donate any amount, small or large, to help us achieve our goal.

CUAA Annual Fund Committee

 The CUAA starts a new Year on July 1, 2022.

Welcome to our new CUAA officers:

  • Alumni Trustee:  Anthony Ianno, EE’85 
  • Secretary:  Anna Brook, BSE’04
  • Treasurer:  Ron Vogel, ChE’01
  • Vice President Faculty-Student Liaison: Margaret Matz AR’93
  • Vice President of Alumni Activities:  Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack A’90
  • Nominating Committee Chair :  Laura Spinner A’89

More Election Results

Recent Events

2022 End of Year Show ran May 24 – June 12, 2022

Once again, every gallery space, lobby and hallway was used to exhibit student projects during the End of Year Show, and students from every year and  every discipline participated.      Learn More

2022 Cooper Reunion

The Cooper Reunion was held Friday, June 3, 2022, and Saturday, June 4, 2022, and was the first reunion in 3 years to be held as an in-person event. Festivities began Friday afternoon and continued through Saturday evening culminating with a dinner cruise on the Spirit of New York. Alumni and their families and partners from class years ranging from 1957 to 2020, from New York, California, Florida, North Carolina, and other states, attended a dozen events during the two-day reunion. Learn More

See the weekend photo gallery Here

Upcoming Events

Invention Factory

The Invention Factory will be held again this summer. It is an intensive summer program for Cooper Union undergraduate engineering students. Alumni are needed to act as evaluators.

Guest evaluators are needed for the following days in 41 Cooper Square (all sessions 5:30PM – 7 PM ET):

  • Tuesday, July 19
  • Thursday, July 21
  • Tuesday, July 26
  • Thursday, July 28
  • Tuesday, August 2
  • Thursday, August 4
  • Tuesday, August 9
  • Thursday, August 11

Learn more and volunteer as an evaluator. Link

In Memoriam

See who we have lost during during 2022 Link

Stay Informed

The CUAA posts regularly on multiple social media platforms. There are various ways to stay informed about the Cooper Union and the CUAA. Cooper’s website is cooper.edu and the CUAA’s is cooperalumni.org.