HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A rainy day on Oct. 29, 2012, forced the groundbreaking ceremony for the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex from its home in the 1600 block of 3rd Avenue indoors to the Cam Henderson Center up the street.
On Thursday, the sun beamed brightly over 3rd Avenue and the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for the $56-million, 155,000-square-foot facility that is the newest piece in Marshall University’s science and engineering row.
It was a day of celebration and reflection for the university as well as those who played a role in the construction of the building and reconstruction of the university’s engineering program.
University, local and state leaders touted the potential for success of students and the university through the building and paid tribute to the building’s namesake, Art Weisberg, president of Huntington-based Arthur’s Enterprises, who passed away in 2012 shortly after the groundbreaking, and former Marshall President Dr. Stephen Kopp, who passed away last December.
“When something like this is celebrated, we are instantly reminded that a project of this magnitude does not occur without the input of a lot of folks,” said Marshall Interim President Gary White…