North Central College in the News
North Central College physician assistant professor interviewed by Naperville Sun
Sep 10, 2021
Ericka Stoor-Burning recalls memories of viewing the apocalypse that was 9/11′s Ground Zero 20 years ago
Hours after the World Trade Center's two towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, North Central College’s Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Ericka Stoor-Burning was at Ground Zero in Manhattan. Twenty years later, the former paramedic/EMT — now a professor at North Central College in Naperville — can vividly recall how the place looked, how it smelled, those small and sometimes sickening details that were stark reminders of the nearly 3,000 lives lost.
"You could see all the soot caked on their faces. The only area with no soot was where tear lines had formed," she said.