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September 11 Tenth-Anniversary Remembrance Program Planned

September 11, 2001, memorial in the Oak Grove

IUP will host an anniversary remembrance program September 11, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on the 2001 attacks on the United States.

A tent will be set up in the Oak Grove with a display honoring the three IUP alumni lost in the fall of the World Trade Center. A representative of the Interfaith Council will be in the tent to offer support for visitors. Music will be presented by a student violin quartet.

IUP has a September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library. The memorial includes a thirteen-foot artifact from the World Trade Center, on long-term loan to the university from the Kovalchick family, of Indiana.

The three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Center attacks are William Moskal, a 1979 graduate; Donald Jones, a 1980 graduate; and William Sugra, a 1993 graduate.

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 in the World Trade Center.

Through September 26, a special exhibition about the attacks is being offered by the IUP Libraries in the first floor lobby.

See a reflection on the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the IUP Magazine website.