CEE Connections:  Milestones

Remembering Dan Cuoco


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Dan Cuoco presents the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Scholarship to M.Eng. in structures student
Lisa Vienckowski, '12G.


On September 21, 2014, Daniel A. Cuoco, the former president and CEO of Thornton Tomasetti, lost his battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.

With his passing, CEE has lost a steadfast supporter, engaged adviser, and valued member of the M.Eng. in Structural Engineering Program’s Industry Advisory Council.

“Dan was an inspiration. He always enjoyed interacting with our students, from presenting seminars to serving as a mentor. The students loved every minute they got to spend with him,” says Jennifer Gross, director of the M.Eng. in structures program.

Cuoco’s son, Daniel Jr., earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh in 2000.

In a New York Times obituary, the managing principals, partners and staff of Thornton Tomasetti remembered Cuoco as “a brilliant engineer and leader who made tremendous contributions to our firm's growth, as well as to the built environment around the world.

“Dan was a leader in times of prosperity and challenge, and was among the first to respond to calls for engineering support on 9/11. His contributions to our firm and the engineering profession are too many to list, but will be celebrated and remembered forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, Dianne, his children and grandchildren, who were his greatest joy. His memory will inspire us to achieve great things.”


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