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Virginia Technical Institute Announces Lab Dedication

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Today, VTI is proud to announce the dedication of the Harry E. Harkins Tool Lab.

The state-of-the-art lab was dedicated in memory of Harry Harkins, a man who rarely traveled without his tools. Harry was generous with his time and was always willing to share his gifts as an electrician, carpenter, and plumber with family and friends who needed his help.  He always carried his tools in his car, and when he visited his four children, he usually worked through a punch list of various repairs.  Harry had a wonderful sense of humor and would often spend days planning a practical joke on an unsuspecting family member or friend.

This generous gift will enable countless others to reap the personal and professional rewards resulting from a technical education.  Harry would have been proud to be a part of enriching the lives of others in such an enduring fashion.

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