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April 27: Civil Engineering Students To Plant Tree in Memory of Lives Lost at Virginia Tech

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Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Civil Engineering Students
To Plant Tree in Memory of Lives Lost at Virginia Tech

EVENT: Carnegie Mellon University civil and environmental engineering graduate student Corinne D. Scown will lead a tree-planting ceremony in front of Scaife Hall at 2 p.m., April 27 in memory of the 33 lives lost at Virginia Tech when a lone gunman went on a shooting spree earlier this month.     

"We are planting a honey locust tree to commemorate those who lost their lives during the tragic moments at Virginia Tech," said Scown, chapter president of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). "We are also working to get a place marker made for the tree site."

Scown and a handful of civil engineering students will also tie orange ribbons around the tree as a Carnegie Mellon bagpiper plays "Amazing Grace."    

Sestili Nursery Inc. of Pittsburgh donated the tree to the Carnegie Mellon students. The Sestili's daughter is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

WHEN: 2 p.m., Friday, April 27

WHERE: Scaife Hall, Frew Street side, Carnegie Mellon University

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