Recently, Jim Cooper, President of Cooper Construction, received the Outstanding Alumni Departmental Award for Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering Dean, Chris Roberts.
The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council (AAEC) is a group of Auburn Engineering alumni who work together to support the vision and goals of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Council members are an active and valued component of the College of Engineering family.
They demonstrate a continuing commitment to move the college to new levels of excellence and take its place among the nation’s premier engineering institutions. The council provides leadership and participation in areas such as academics, development, governmental affairs and public relations.
Dean Chris Roberts stated “Jim Cooper has been an extremely valuable member of the Auburn Engineering family, and has been active in moving our programs forward, particularly as they relate to the Department of Civil Engineering. Jim has been involved with the College of Engineering’s Alumni Engineering Council as well. Its charge is to assist the Dean’s office as a voice from industry, which enables us to meet the challenges of the evolving engineering workplace. He has been a great contributor to these efforts.”