Stony Brook University honored the 21 alumni who died on Sept. 11, 2001 by engraving their names in the Memorial Arch near the Humanities Building and planting a grove of trees in the bus loop as a way to remember them, celebrate their lives, and grow their legacy.
This year, to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the university has created a more accessible and expanded Memorial Arch, with new landscaping, lighting, and paving that will help affirm the Arch as a space for quiet reflection.
A ceremony at the Memorial Arch will take place Friday, September 10, at 8 am to commemorate this new space and remember those who died in the 9/11 attacks. All members of the Stony Brook community were invited by President Maurie McInnis to come together and attend the ceremony to honor those we lost.
“The shock and loss of 9/11 was felt all around our world, but especially so in New York State, as New Yorkers watched their beloved skyline altered irreparably by hatred, violence, and terror,” McInnis said in her invitation message. “Many of us had friends, family, and loved ones inside the World Trade Center towers that day, or others whose health has been impacted in the decades that have followed. The tragedy of September 11, 2001, was a defining moment of the new millennium, and its images, emotions, and responses have endured.”
Following the ceremony, the campus chimes will ring 21 times at 8:46 a.m.
Anyone who lost an immediate family member on 9/11 and would like to share their name for the remembrance ceremony can contact Director of Community Relations Joan Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arch, donated by the Stony Brook Alumni Association, honors the 21 Stony Brook alumni who were lost. Designed by Milton Glaser in collaboration with Nicholas Fasciano, the 12-foot-high by 8-foot-wide arch is constructed of brass that will eventually change color to a soft verdigris.
Engraved down the sides of the arch are the names of those who were lost: Joanne Ahladiotis; Jean A. Andrucki; Michael A. Bane; Carlton W. Bartels; William F. Burke Jr.; Michel P. Colbert; Stephen M. Fogel; Steven E. Furman; Richard S. Gabrielle; Kuifai (Raymond) Kwok; Edward J. Mardovich; Rudy Mastrocinque; Michael P. McDonnell; Manika Narula; Christopher M. Panatier; John W. Perry; Lisa J. Raines; Jonathan S. Ryan; Margaret M. (Walier) Seeliger; Peter A. Siracuse; and Walwyn W. Stuart Jr.