IUP will host a 15-year anniversary remembrance program
September 11, 2016, between 8:30 a.m. and noon 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. Music will be presented by student
members of the IUP Wind Ensemble between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. with a moment of
silence at 8:46 a.m. representing the time the first plane hit the North Tower
of the World Trade Center.
IUP has a September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove between Sutton Hall and
Stapleton Library. The memorial includes a 13-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
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.
In case of inclement weather, the information display and place for
reflection will be offered in the IUP Libraries starting at 8:30 a.m.