Last Person Pulled Out Alive from World Trade Center Rubble to Speak at Franklin College

By Franklin College | | 8.15.22

Franklin College will host a Zoom presentation by speaker Genelle Guzman-McMillan on Sept. 6, 2022, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Guzman-McMillan’s remarks will be followed by a moderated Q&A, via chat.

Guzman-McMillan was the last survivor to be pulled from the 9/11 wreckage. She will recount her courageous story about surviving the fall of the Twin Tower and her wait for rescue in the rubble. Her story is one of strength and finding one’s faith even in the darkest of moments. She will share her powerful testament to prayer, God and the goodness of strangers.

Guzman-McMillan was born and raised in the tropical island country of Trinidad and Tobago and is a graduate of the Island’s Northeastern College. She migrated to the United States in the late 90’s.

Her book, Angel in the Rubble: The Miraculous Rescue of 9/11's Last Survivor is available for purchase on Amazon and at Wild Geese Bookshop, located in Franklin.

Registration is required at The event is sponsored by the Maurice V. and Rose S. Johnson Endowed Chair in Humanities, Franklin College Convocation Lecture Series Committee, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Religious Life and Alumni Engagement and Campus Partnerships.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities and study away programs. Students participate in 21 NCAA Division III sports, esports, Greek life, musical and theatre productions and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.