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Two Civil Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships from The Moles- A National Organization

POSTED ON: December 16, 2019

From left to right: Gregory J. Belenitsky CE’20, Stephanie Raphael CE’20, and Al Brand, P.E, D.GE

From left to right: Gregory J. Belenitsky CE’20, Stephanie Raphael CE’20, and Al Brand, P.E, D.GE

Cooper Union Civil Engineering students Stephanie Raphael CE’20 and Gregory J. Belenitsky CE’20 were each awarded $3250 at The Moles’ Members’ Dinner reception in early November.

The Moles’ scholarship funds are presented annually to academically qualified and deserving students at participating colleges and universities. Recipients are selected by the Dean and faculty representative from their respective Engineering School. The Cooper Union’s faculty representative is Vito A. Guido, Professor and George Fox Chair of Civil Engineering.

Photos of the Members’ Dinner reception can be found here.

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  • “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.”

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  • 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.