The Cooper Union Announces the Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship Fund
October 14, 2011
The Cooper Union warmly welcomes Mrs. Marie Morrone as a member of the Sarah Bedell Cooper Society. With a thoughtful and generous gift, Mrs. Morrone has established the Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband, Vincent, EE’63, who died earlier this year at the age of 84.
Marie met Vincent while he was a student at Cooper. Upon his graduation in 1963, she -- along with a dozen or so other wives – earned a “Pushing Hubby through School” award! Times may have changed, but what endures is Peter Cooper’s commitment to “soaring minds,” who will use their education to “secure the greatest good to the greatest number of youth in our City, our country, and the world.”
Mr. Morrone always intended to “give something back” to Cooper so that others would benefit from the same opportunities as the school had afforded to him. Mrs. Morrone chose to grant his wish now, while she is able to enjoy the rewards of her philanthropy.