IUP Offers Memorial Program on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Posted on 9/7/2017 4:45:15 PM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a program September 11 at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on and mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

The program will be held next to the university’s September 11 memorial in the Oak Grove, between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library.

The memorial includes a 13-foot remnant of the World Trade Center, on long-term loan to the university from the Kovalchick family of Indiana.

The event will include a remembrance of the three IUP alumni lost in the World Trade Center attacks: 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, specializing in heavy construction. He was in New York on September 11, 2001, for a meeting at the World Trade Center.

In addition to remarks by President Driscoll, the program will include remarks by Caleb King, student member of the IUP Council of Trustees.

Michael Hood, dean of IUP’s College of Fine Arts, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The event also will include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center.

IUP Women’s Lacrosse and Phi Gamma Nu are also co-sponsoring a blood drive and will have a sign-up table set up in the Oak Grove for those who wish to participate. The drive will be held on September 27 in the HUB Allegheny Room from noon until 5:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.

During September, Stapleton Library is offering a special exhibition about the attacks. The display, located in the first floor lobby, includes memorabilia from IUP alumni who participated in the cleanup of the World Trade Center site.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Gorell Recital Hall.