Remembering forever members of the Quinnipiac community
September 08, 2021
September 08, 2021
The memorial bench sits below a leafy canopy of three fire maples. In a few weeks, the trees will fill the autumn sky with crimson-colored leaves.
The top of bench reads, “Quinnipiac University honors our alumni lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001.” Each alumnus left an indelible mark at Quinnipiac.
Frank Brennan was a 6-foot-7 member of the men’s basketball team before becoming senior vice president and limited partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. Chris Cappers was a brother of Alpha Chi Rho who worked as an assistant vice president at Marsh & McLennan. Tim Kelly studied business at QU before he arrived at Cantor Fitzgerald as a municipal bond broker.
As a basketball player, Brennan led Quinnipiac in field goal percentage during the 1969-70 and 1970-71 seasons. He also led QU in free throw percentage during the 1969-70 season. Cappers met his wife, Kathleen (Vieira) Cappers, at Quinnipiac; the couple later married in 1995. Kelly forged a family on Long Island with his wife, Julie (Barry) Kelly.
I was beginning my third year in the School of Communications’ journalism program at Hofstra University on Long Island. While getting ready for my 9 a.m. class, my roommate yelled out to come look at the TV. Still, 20 years later, the scene that played out seemed surreal; an action movie with special effects.Read More
As a lawyer, I was trained to help clients prepare for “the worst.” The events of 9/11 made me and the legal profession rethink exactly what that meant.Read More
The events of September 11 convinced me to remain as an OT, and on a much larger scale, 9/11 changed OT practice in a number of ways.Read More
I was scrambling around to get to my early class in First-Year Writing when my husband came barreling into the room. It was my very first semester of teaching at Quinnipiac.Read More
The Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio in the School of Communications will debut a series of 10 episodes on the stories behind the September 11, 2001 coverage, beginning this Friday.Read More
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