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Alumni Gazette

IN MEMORY‘So Others May Live’
zeng (Photo: Adam Fenster)

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Zhe (Zack) Zeng ’95, ’98S (MBA) was at work at the Bank of New York in Lower Manhattan when two planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. As he and his colleagues evacuated their building, Zeng, formerly an emergency medical technician with Brighton Volunteer Ambulance, grabbed some supplies and headed three blocks to the towers to administer first-aid to the wounded. He died while trying to save others.

zeng (Photo: University Libraries/Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation)

Earlier this year, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance, serving an area just outside the city of Rochester, voted to dedicate a new ambulance “in memory of Zhe ‘Zack’ Zeng and all the rescuers who died on September 11, 2001: ‘So Others May Live.’ ”

In May, a dedication ceremony took place on the Eastman Quadrangle. Paul Burgett, vice president, senior advisor to the president, and University dean, led the ceremony, while the University NROTC Honor Guard served colors. Joining Burgett were Rob Clark, then dean of the Hajim School, Andrew Ainslie, dean of the Simon School, and Daniel McCue, president of Brighton Volunteer Ambulance.

—Karen McCally ’02 (PhD)