As the entire nation pauses this weekend to remember Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Mercyhurst family have a first-hand perspective of the event. The Marketing & Public Relations team produced a terrific piece on Mercyhurst alum Christina Rugh ’02 and Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D., chair of applied forensic sciences at Mercyhurst. The pair were part of a team sent by Mercyhurst College to assist in the recovery efforts in Shanksville, Pa., where Flight 93 crashed and killed all on board.
The story is a moving one, a piece that brings the reader back to where they were on Sept.11, and reminds all of what was lost that day. This story captures how during those historic days following Sept. 11, a piece of Mercyhurst was there to help put the pieces back together. Click here to read the entire story, complete with videos from Christina and Dr. Dirkmaat.