9/11 Commemoration at MSJC San Gorgonio Pass Campus

September 11, 2014

A 9/11 Commemoration was held at the San Gorgonio Pass Campus of Mt. San Jacinto College to honor those who perished and to recognize those who survived. 

Speakers were MSJC Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz, Stacie Brown of Hemet who read a letter written by her sister – a survivor of the WTC, and Douglas Hammer of the Fire Memories Museum in Banning.  The Presentation of Colors and color guard were provided by the VFW Desert Edge Post 233 of Beaumont.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by MSJC student Stephanie Vasquez and the National Anthem was sung by Linda Hanley of Beaumont and signed by MSJC student Liz Stafford. Karena Chum of Altura Credit Union served as MC.



The event was organized by MSJC counselor Dr. Bertha Barraza and the following committee members: 

Hyman Alvia, Counselor – MSJC/VRC
Bing Bruce, Audio Department – MSJC
Karena Chum, BDO- Altura Credit Union (Co-Chair)
Alex Dias, Chief of Police – Banning CA
Douglas Hammer, CEO – Fire Memories Museum – Banning, CA
Lynn Hammer, Retired Teacher – Palm Springs, CA
Joanna Quejada, Dean of Student Services – MSJC
Dr. Carlos Tovares, Dean of Instruction – MSJC
Don Robinson, Director – Banning Chamber of Commerce
Mike Rose, Counselor – MSJC/SGPC
Stephanie Vasquez, MSJC-Student and VRC Lead Work-Study
Daryl Wilkes, Site Supervisor – MSJC – SJC and SGPC

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Altura Credit Union
Fire Memories Museum, Banning, CA
Banning Chamber of Commerce
Banning Police Department
Golden Era Productions - San Jacinto, CA
Pass Pride Club – MSJC/SGPC
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) POST 233, Beaumont, CA
Youth Accountability Team (YAT), Banning, CA