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