Today, City College of New York faculty staff and students joined millions of Americans and people around the world in somber remembrance of the 9/11 attacks.
On campus, members of the City College community gathered in the Quad to honor those killed on that tragic day 14 years ago. The solemn event was presented by the ROTC program at CCNY and the City College Veterans Association.
In lower Manhattan, near the site of the first attack at the World Trade Center, almost one hundred CCNY students joined their colleagues from seven other CUNY schools at a ceremony at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The nearly 900 CUNY students pledged service to New York City by joining 135 community organizations through the CUNY Service Corps.
CUNY student members of the Service Corps spend the academic year working with partner organizations such as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Center for Court Innovation and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where they learn civic responsibility and are guided toward academic and career success.
About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.