INDIANA, Pa. — Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a program at 8:30 a.m. Monday to reflect on and mark the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
The program will be held next to the university’s Sept. 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. Sugra lived in Manhattan and worked for e-Speed, Cantor Fitzgerald’s electronic trading unit.
Moskal, a safety sciences graduate, 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.
The event also will include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
During September, the IUP Libraries is offering a special exhibition about the attacks. The display is located in the first floor lobby.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Gorell Recital Hall.