Founder's Day Dinner Dance

The Cooper Union Alumni Association marked Peter Cooper's 219th birthday in style at the Founder's Day Dinner Dance on April 16, 2010 as over 270 alumni, guests and members of the Cooper Union community gathered at The Roosevelt Hotel to recognize outstanding alumni for their professional achievements and service.  Dinner Chairs were Anne Dudek Ronan (CE'83/MCE'84) and Gregory Ronan (ME'81/MME'82).

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is deeply grateful to the following for their exceptional support of the 2010 Founder’s Day Dinner Dance:


Elizabeth Huddy and John Huddy AR'85

Anne Dudek Ronan CE'83/MCE'84 and Gregory Ronan ME'81/MME'82

Atlantic-Hoisting & Scaffolding LLC
Alan Manocherian
Mark Prenty BSE'84
Ira Silfin ME'85

American Industries Corporation of New York
Ava Shypula Consulting, Inc.
Melto Metal Products Co., Inc.
Parkview Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Stephen P. Baker
Carmi Bee AR'67
Alfred Brand CE'67
Peter Cafiero CE'83
Francois deMenil AR'87
Dr. Sid Deutsch EE'41 *
Steven Ettore ChE'83
Kevin Flynn ME'85
Catherine Frega ChE'85
Janet Gardner, ITF A'65
Judith Gerrard AR'83 and Robert Tan AR'81
Arthur Grebelsky A'59
Mina Greenstein A'56
Helen Halliday A'50
William B. Hernandez ME'99
Harold Josephs A'48
William King A'48
Toshiko Mori AR'76
Thomas Scheerer AR'85
Benjamin Schonzeit A'64
Catherine E. Kinsey and Clinton Smullyan, Jr.
Mark A. Vasquez ME'88
Louis Weisbrot A'49 *
Gwendolyn Wright

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.