9/11 Remembrances & Service Opportunities

Chancellor Moloney's Message

On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 men, women and children lost their lives to terrorist attacks. 

UMass Lowell suffered greatly, with seven people -- five graduates and two family members of alumni -- among the victims. Their names, Douglas Gowell '71, Robert Hayes '86, Brian Kinney '95, John Ogonowski '72, Christopher Zarba '79, Patrick Quigley and Jessica Leigh Sachs – are displayed on the UMass Lowell 9/11 Memorial titled “Unity” on East Campus. I urge you to take time to visit the memorial, which was designed by three UMass Lowell art students and dedicated in 2004. It is located along the Riverwalk just behind Leitch and Bourgeois halls. 

On Friday, Sept. 11, I ask all members of the university community to pause at 8:46 a.m., as our day on campus is beginning, to remember those who died in 2001. Flags on campus will be lowered to half-staff and wreaths will be placed at both the 9/11 Memorial and the Kinney Memorial, located near University Crossing at the corner of Pawtucket and Fletcher streets. 

Just as we were united as a nation on that dark day 14 years ago, we stand together on Friday to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost. 

See the University's Remembrances and Service Opportunities.