Sept. 11, 2001
Alumni in New York and Washington, D.C., were witnesses to the destruction and horror that followed the attacks.
To read about their experiences, click on the story titles below.
Breakfast With A View
Bill Morgan was sitting under a glass ceiling in the Marriott Hotel immediately adjacent to the World Trade Center, enjoying breakfast and enjoying the view of the buildings towering above. Then the view exploded.
Kevin Gareau, Louis Dissel and Jason Rottinger studied together, graduated together and were all in the World Trade Center when the planes struck.
Helen Crossin-Kittle was newly married, five months pregnant and enjoyed her job with a division of Cantor Fitzgerald. Life was good.
A little change in someone else's schedule made a big change in Phil Summe's life. He's alive as a result.
The Old and the Beautiful
James R. Paul just bought a condominium in Savannah, Ga., and had his eye on retirement. Then the impossible happened.
Like Sitting at a Drive-In
Being stuck in traffic on the FDR was nothing unusual for Hunter Brown. What he saw out his windshield on Sept. 11, however, was.
Six Colleagues and an Office
Albert McGarity's meeting in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 was cancelled. Instead, he sat in his home office and watched as six colleagues perished.
Keith Conway works at the Smithsonian Institution and deals with history daily. When the plane hit the Pentagon, he knew he was watching history in the making.
Editor's Note: Mike Jalbert, Class of 1992, lost his father in the attacks. Robert A. Jalbert was on United Flight 175, which crashed into the World Trade Center. Mr. Jalbert's obituary can be read at: http://www.legacy.com/nytimes/Sept11.asp?Page=TributeStory&PersonId=91664