Ten years ago, our country experienced a crisis unlike any other in its history. For all of those who witnessed the events of that day, the shocking images and personal impressions will last forever. The campus's collective heart immediately went out to the family and friends of those UAlbany alumni lost in the September 11, 2001, tragedy. These alumni's loss and legacy remain with us today.
Joseph Maffeo '94
On Friday, Sept. 9, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, the University at Albany presents "UAlbany After 9/11," a program reflecting on the ways the events of 9/11 transformed our campus. Included will be remembrances, discussion, a video presentation, and music.
With special affection, we will remember:
Joseph Maffeo, 1994 - BA Geographical Information and Spatial Analysis
Joseph, 30, was a NYC firefighter, Ladder 101, Brooklyn, and responded to the call to the World Trade Centers the morning of 9/11 while on duty. He was survived by his wife and son, his parents and four sisters.
Scott M. McGovern, 1987 - BS Business Administration
Scott McGovern worked for Eurobrokers, Inc., located on the 84th floor of World Trade Center south tower. He had previously worked for the brokerage firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Scott was survived by his wife Jill, daughters Alana and Nicole, and many other loving family members and friends.
Jon L. Albert, 1977 - BS Mathematics
Jon, 46, worked for Marsh & McLennan as vice president of information technology on the 96th floor of the World Trade Center north tower. Jon was a board member of the Nyack-Valley Cottage Little League and the director of the International League Division. Jon was a warm, compassionate family man, who was also deeply committed to the community. He was survived by his wife and two sons.
James G. Smith, 1979 - BS Business Administration
James worked for Cantor Fitzgerald located in the World Trade Center north tower. He was survived by his wife.
Karen H. Schmidt, 1980 - BS Interdisciplinary
Karen worked on the 83rd floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center. She was employed by IQ Financial Systems as a software engineer. IQ lost four employees on Sept. 11.
Jeffrey L. Fox, 1982 - BS Accounting
Jeffrey was chief financial officer for Keefe Bruyette & Woods, Inc., whose offices were in the World Trade Center south tower. He was survived by his wife Nancy Bayuk Fox and their three children.
John P. Lozowsky, 1986-87 - General Studies
John, 45, worked on the 95th floor of the World Trade Center north tower. Born in Alexandria Virginia, he attended UAlbany from 1986 to 1987. He worked as a contractor for Marsh & McLennan. Previously, John was employed as an archivist with the National Archives in New Zealand and also worked for the New Zealand Treasury and Ministry of Health. An Air Force veteran, he was survived by his wife Alison and son Max.
Clyde Frazier, 1988 - BA Africana Studies
Clyde, 41, worked for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. He was a commissioner for SlamJam women's basketball league and had coached the intramural Asubettes for UAlbany.
Michael T. Wholey, 1988 - BA Political Science
Michael was a Port Authority police officer and was killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center. Michael at one time was assigned to LaGuardia airport, but transferred to the Port Authority Trans Hudson command, where he was a dedicated, conscientious and valued employee.
Mark A. Brisman, 1989 - BS Accounting
Michael Wittenstein, 1989 - BS Business Administration
Michael, 34, was a trader for Cantor Fitzgerald for 13 years.
Michael Lynch, 1990 - BA Political Science
Michael was a New York City firefighter, Ladder Company 4.
See-wong Shum, 1990 - MBA
See-wong, 44, was survived by his wife, Rebecca Shum, son Leon and daughter Chanel. He worked for New York Metropolitan Transport Council, located on the 82nd floor of the World Trade Center north tower.
Brooke David Rosenbaum, 1991 - BA Psychology
Brooke, 31, worked as a manager of International Settlements at Cantor Fitzgerald. He was survived by his mother, Dorothy Burke. At his memorial service, many friends and co-workers described Brooke as an "enchanting, nice man."
Stephen Vincent Mulderry, 1992 - BA Rhetoric & Communications
Stephen advanced from the junior varsity squad of UAlbany basketball to the varsity level as a sophomore. He finished his college career seventh on our school's all-time assists list with 325 and fourth in assist average at 4.27 per game. He moved to New York after graduation. For five years he worked as vice president of equity trading for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, whose offices were in the World Trade Center's south tower.
Shawn Bowman, 1994 - BS Business Admin, 1996 - MBA
Shawn worked at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center north tower. A memorial service was held for him in Staten Island. Shawn was a chartering member of the Alpha Phi Omega chapter at UAlbany.
Taimour Khan, 1994 - BA Economics
Taimour Khan, 29, of NYC, worked on the 92nd floor of the World Trade Center north tower as a commodity futures trader for Carr Futures. Born in Pakistan, he and his family moved to Long Island when he was two months old. He started working for Carr after graduating from UAlbany, where he was president of the economics society.
Elizabeth Darling, 1996 - BA Sociology
Elizabeth, 28, was working as a business analyst for Marsh McLennan in the World Trade Center north tower. She was survived by her son, Michael.
John A. Reo, 2000 - BA Economics
John, 28, graduated from UAlbany after attending the University of Notre Dame. He moved from Troy to Larchmont after graduation and started work that May as a bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald LP on the 104th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center. John was the son of Troy Superintendent of Schools Armand Reo.
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