Angelo Maragos

Angelo Maragos, BSE ’07

I felt so privileged to be a member of such a talented and bright class, a class whose extraordinary achievements during their tenure will certainly be surpassed by greater ones in the future. I believed it would be fitting that we begin to do our part in preserving the Cooper Union by quickly establishing a legacy not only of achievement, but of giving in order to maintain what the Cooper Union will always provide.

Angelo Maragos
  • 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.