A September 11 Memorial Program will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the World Trade Center monument on campus to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to take this opportunity for reflection.
The event will include a remembrance of three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Center attacks: William Moskal '79, Donald Jones '80, and William Sugra '93.
President Michael Driscoll will present remarks, followed by Taylor Billman, president of the Student Government Association. There will be a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
IUP musicians will perform.
Both Jones and Sugra worked for Cantor Fitzgerald in the north tower of the World Trade Center. Jones was a bond broker from Bucks County. Sugra lived in Manhattan and worked for e-Speed, Cantor Fitzgerald’s electronic trading unit.
Sugra’s family, of Allentown, has established a memorial scholarship in his honor for an IUP student from Allentown majoring in finance.
Moskal, a safety sciences graduate and Johnstown native, was a risk consultant for Marsh and McLennan in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in heavy construction. He was in New York on September 11, 2001, for a meeting at the World Trade Center.
The World Trade Center monument is located between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Gorell Recital Hall.
As in past years, there will be a display about the attacks in the first-floor lobby of the library.