9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony
The UBalt community honored the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a brief remembrance ceremony on Gordon Plaza. Watch a recording of the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.
Remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001
It's been 20 years since the tragic events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001. This year, we at The University of Baltimore are reflecting on that time and considering the role of higher education in understanding those life-altering events.
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Video: Kurt L. Schmoke, President, The University of Baltimore
Kurt L. Schmoke, president of The University of Baltimore, considers the role of education in understanding the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a tragedy that took the lives of three UBalt alumni.
Honoring those we lost
On 9/11, The University of Baltimore lost three alumni during the attacks in New York City. In their memory, the University dedicated a garden in Gordon Plaza, which includes a plaque that bears their names.
Joseph V. Maggitti, B.S. '75, was born and raised in Highlandtown. He served as a vice president for the insurance firm Marsh USA Inc. While at the University, he was a midfielder on the UBalt soccer team, which won the Division II N.C.A.A. championship in 1975. Maggitti and his wife, Pamela, raised two children, Christopher and Lauren. On 9/11, he was at the World Trade Center attending a business meeting in the company's national headquarters.
Seamus Oneal, M.S. '97, was a native of Fort Riley, KS. By the time he got to The University of Baltimore, he was on his third college degree, his third career, and his dream job as a manager at eSpeed, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald. A retired Army captain, he, too, was in his company's offices in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Karen L. Seymour, B.S. '81, of Millington, NJ, worked as a stock market technology specialist for a division of Garban Intercapital. She was attending a seminar in the World Trade Center on the morning of the attack. The mother of twins, she had completed a 600-hour course at the French Culinary Institute and graduated first in her class. Before her children came along, she worked at La Grenouille in New York and the Stage House Inn in Scotch Plains. She also was New Jersey's fifth-ranked woman cyclist, which is how she met her husband, William Dietrich, also a competitive cyclist.
Read the testimonials of UBalt community members—alumni, students and veterans—as they recount where they were and what they remembered when they learned of the 9/11 attacks.
Learn about the changes that occurred as a result of the 9/11 attacks—from international and domestic laws and politics.