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VIMS expansion

In April 2009, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science dedicated two new research buildings on its Gloucester Point campus—Andrews Hall and the Seawater Research Laboratory. Dignitaries taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony included, from left, W&M President Taylor Reveley, State Sen. Tommy Norment Jr., Attorney General William Mims, Clerk of the Senate Susan Clark Schaar, W&M Rector Michael Powell, Cynthia Andrews (seated), the late Sen. Hunter B. Andrews’ grandsons Cabell and Hunter Perrot, Del. Harvey B. Morgan, Chuck McCarthey of W.M. Jordan, VIMS Dean and Director John Wells and Rep. Robert J. Wittman. The two buildings were financed by a higher education bond passed by Virginia voters in 2002. Their cost was approximately $32 million.

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