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IUP to hold 9/11 program Wednesday

by IUP News Service on September 07, 2013 10:20 AM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a program Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. to reflect on and mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

The program will be held next to the university’s World Trade Center monument in the Oak Grove between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library.

The monument 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 Sept. 11, 2001, for a meeting at the World Trade Center.

In addition to remarks by IUP President Michael Driscoll, the program will include performances by IUP musicians and remarks by Aaron Douthit, student member of the IUP Council of Trustees.

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

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

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