2011 Alumni in Financial Services Event

POSTED ON: November 16, 2011

Financial Services Event

On Thursday, November 10, 2011, nearly 70 alumni and students from Cooper Union’s engineering, art and architecture schools gathered for the annual alumni in financial services event.  Each year, this popular event strengthens the community on campus by providing invaluable networking opportunities for students and helping alumni reconnect with the college.

The theme of this year’s event was how Cooper prepares students for success in today’s uncertain world.  Three alumni gave remarks.  President Jamshed Bharucha also offered his perspective, observing that “Cooper’s alumni embody the qualities of Peter Cooper, who was a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to elevating people in need.  Our alumni in finance are leaders who create wealth and prosperity and understand their responsibility to help those who are less fortunate.

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  • 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.