Engineering complex to get help for equipment
HUNTINGTON -- Leonard C. "Lance" Atkins, founder of Atkins Engineers in Palmetto Bay, Fla., and a 1970 graduate of Marshall University, has made a three-year pledge of a gift toward the purchase of equipment for the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex, currently under construction on campus.
Atkins, the principal consulting engineer of the company, has worked in the engineering field since 1967 and received his bachelor of civil engineering degree from Marshall in 1970.
"We are very thankful for the generous gift from Mr. Atkins," said Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of MU's College of Information Technology and Engineering, in a news release. "It will be used to acquire specialized state-of-the-art equipment and innovative technological capabilities required to provide futuristic opportunities for Marshall University's engineering students to develop into the leaders of tomorrow."
Atkins Engineers was founded by Atkins to provide the highest quality engineering services to local, national and international clients.
Zatar said Atkins' gift "will play a central role in preparing talented minds to discover, innovate and create the future. The result will be well-educated STEM, science, technology, engineering and math, graduates who are confident and prepared to enter the workforce and empowered to lead innovation."
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