From: "Jonathan U. Dougherty" <judougherty@psu.edu>

Subject: updates

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Dr. Geschwindner:

 

I talked via e-mail with Lee Hanel (BAE/MAE '00) who works with Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design in New York City.  She is ok.  Yesterday morning Lee had talked with Susan Ospina (BAE/MAE '00) who works at the South Street Seaport.  Susan was on the roof of her building when the second plane hit the Tower.  I also talked via e-mail with several alums from my class (1999) who are in the DC area, and while everyone is obviously shaken, they are unharmed.  I would encourage anyone in the AE class of '99 who works in NYC or near the Pentagon to please contact Dr. Geschwindner or myself (judougherty@psu.edu) and let us know how you are doing.

 

I would also like to mention that yesterday in the working drawings class, which I teach, I gave my class a homework assignment to get in touch with their loved ones and tell them how much they love them.  A tragedy such as this makes you realize how precious each moment is and how grateful we are to those family and friends who we love so much.  It might be a good idea for all of us to send an e-mail or a letter or make a phone call to all those we hold dear.

 

Thanks,

Jonathan

 

Jonathan U. Dougherty

Department of Architectural Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

104 Engineering Unit A

University Park, PA 16802