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Annual Lecture Series Highlights Terrorist Attacks’ Personal, Constitutional Impact  

(BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) – Geneva College remembers 9/11 following its twentieth anniversary with events in the Geneva Visiting Artist and Lecture Series (GVALS). A panel of three people with personal stories about the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 in Skye Lounge, Geneva College Student Center. The panel consists of Tom Dykhouse, David R. Shedd ‘81, and Anne Van Hine, all of whom experienced the impact of the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

Tom Dykhouse was working as an executive for a company located in the World Trade Center during 9/11. Fortunately, he was traveling overseas that day, but he lost many close colleagues. David R. Shedd, Geneva alumnus, was an advisor to President Bush and has the perspective from the White House during the crisis. Anne Van Hine’s 9/11 story is also one of loss. Her husband, a New York City Firefighter, was killed in the line of duty on that fateful day.

After the panel of personal stories, there will be two other 9/11 related events. Brad Jacobs, a constitutional expert, will lead a lecture called, “The Constitution and 9/11” at 10:10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at Skye Lounge. Both speaking engagements are free and do not require registration. The final event is a bus trip to the Flight 93 Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Registration is available now but space is limited. For more information, visit

Additionally, the Geneva College Student Veterans Club (SVA) installed a 9/11 Flag Memorial (pictured above) on the Geneva campus lawn to represent the lives lost on September 11, 2001. Geneva community members sponsored flags planted.

Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Offering over 145 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, fully online Adult Degree Programs and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva’s programs are recognized for their high quality. Geneva has one of the top 100 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world. Geneva was founded and is governed by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) and is a founding member of both the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and IACE (International Association for Christian Education).
Sep 10, 2021