Monument planned to honor University of Albany alums slain in 9/11 attacks

The University at Albany’s Class of 2017 and the UAlbany Fund are fundraising to build a permanent campus memorial in honor of the 19 alumni killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, reports Mac Bullock in the Albany Student Press.

Approximately $7,500 has been raised thus far.

Students can contribute to the building of the memorial by contacting the UAlbany fund at, or here.

The 19 alumni killed in the attacks are

Jon L. Albert, 1977 – BS Mathematics
Shawn Bowman, 1994 – BS Business Admin, 1996 – MBA
Mark A. Brisman, 1989 – BS Accounting
Elizabeth Darling, 1996 – BA Sociology
Jeffrey L. Fox, 1982 – BS Accounting
Clyde Frazier, 1988 – BA Africana Studies
Taimour Khan, 1994 – BA Economics
John P. Lozowsky, 1986-87 – General Studies
FF Michael Lynch, (Ladder 4) 1990 – BA Political Science
FF Joseph Maffeo, 1994, BA Geographical Information and Spatial Analysis
Scott M. McGovern, 1987 – BS Business Administration
Stephen Vincent Mulderry, 1992 – BA Rhetoric & Communications
John A. Reo, 2000 – BA Economics
Brooke David Rosenbaum, 1991 – BA Psychology
Karen H. Schmidt, 1980  –  BS Interdisciplinary
See-wong Shum, 1990 – MBA
James G. Smith, 1979 – BS Business Administration
Michael Wittenstein, 1989 – BS Business Administration
PO Michael T. Wholey, PAPD 1988 – BA Political Science

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9/11 hero Welles Crowther, ‘the man in the red bandana,’ still inspires others to do good

People magazine is joining the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust and the American Heroes Channel to honor Welles Remy Crowther, who is credited with saving as many as 18 people in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, reports K.C. Baker in People. Crowther, 24, known as “the man with the red bandanna”, was killed in the attacks.

The Red Bandanna Hero Award nominations are now open. To nominate someone for the award, please click here. The nomination period ends on July 4, 2017.

The winner of the third annual Red Bandanna Hero Award will receive a $10,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice.

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Belleville NJ gets 9/11 memorial courtesy of convicts

A new memorial honoring those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is now on display in the lobby of Belleville Town Hall. The memorial was built by members of Essex County Corrections Department’s Second Chance Program for low-level criminal offenders, reports Matt Kadosh for

The memorial includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and a replica of the Twin Towers in a 5’x4′ wood and glass case with blue and red lights.

Three Belleville residents —  Antoinette Duger, Harvey J. Gardner III, and Harry Ramos — were killed in the terrorist attacks.

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