NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The Iona College community remembered the tragic occurrences on September 11, 2001, with events on campus this week.
Thursday evening, Iona School of Business Executive-in-Residence Ross Greenburg hosted a special screening of his Emmy-winning documentary "Nine Innings from Ground Zero" and moderated a discussion with special guests Bernie Williams '07H, former New York Yankees centerfielder; Rick Cerrone, former Yankees head of public relations; Joe Lavine, the documentary's producer; and Ellen and Brielle Saracini, wife and daughter of Victor Saracini, captain United Flight 175. Williams received an honorary degree from Iona in 2007.
The documentary touched on the events following the tragic event at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and how baseball helped the city and nation begin to heal. Just 10 days later, the first sporting event in New York City took place at Shea Stadium and several weeks later, the Yankees participated in the 2001 series.
The panel answered questions from Greenburg and the gathered crowd at Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium and gave their own accounts about the aftermath of 9/11.
Friday afternoon, Iona's Office of Mission and Ministry led an annual September 11 Memorial Service in Romita Auditorium in Ryan Library (traditionally held in Memorial Park at the entrance to the building, the event was moved indoors due to weather). The campus' September 11 Memorial in the park remembers the 17 Iona alumni who perished in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and first responders who have since died including: Thomas W. Hohlweck '74MBA, Joseph P. Kellett '96, Michael A. Lepore '84, Laura M. Longing '94MBA, Michael F. Lynch '94 (FDNY), Francis N. McGuinn '83MBA, Dennis P. McHugh '90 (FDNY), Michael E. McHugh '95, Robert McPadden '99MS (FDNY), Diana J. O'Connor '86MBA, Joseph R. Riverso '91, Edward Ryan '81, Joseph Spor '88 (FDNY), Sean P. Tallon '96 (FDNY), Joanna Vidal '96, Lt. Richard A. Nappi '86 and Lt. Christopher M. Pupo '95.
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