The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors announced plans Tuesday to dedicate a memorial to Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington in October.
Harrington, a junior education major from Tech, went missing from a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on Oct. 17, 2009.
She was last seen alive on the evening of Oct. 17, on the Copeley Road bridge.
Harrington’s body was recovered from a remote area of a farm about 10 miles from UVa on Jan. 25 after months of searching.
A $150,000 reward is still being offered for information that leads to a resolution in the case.
The Copeley Road bridge has become the site of an informal memorial for Harrington since her disappearance.
UVa plans to dedicate a plaque on the bridge on the one-year anniversary of Harrington’s disappearance on Oct. 17, according to a press release from UVa.
The dedication will begin at 2 p.m.
The plaque will read, “In loving memory of Morgan Dana Harrington (1989-2009).
A student at our sister institution, Virginia Tech, Ms. Harrington was last seen alive on this bridge on October 17, 2009.
University of Virginia, dedicated October 17, 2010.”
The plaque will also feature the “2-4-1” symbol made popular by the Harrington family during the search for Morgan Harrington.
After the dedication, Newcomb Hall will host a showing of the film “A Gift for the Village” and a reception.
Jane Vance, an interdisciplinary studies instructor at Tech who mentored Harrington, created the film.