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Augusta Tech dedicates building to student killed last year

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"He was a really nice guy to me and the other people around him and he was really nice."

Kind words from the youngest member of the Davis family about the loss of her brother, Augusta Tech student Kyle Davis.

"He enjoyed the lab work," said Instructor Jerry Hadden. "He enjoyed the comradery with the other students. And he'd lend a hand whenever he needed to help those guys out."

Hadden spent months with Kyle, instructing him as part of the HVAC program at the school. The lab typically filled with hard-working students was transformed today into a memorial of sorts for Kyle. The building was dedicated in his honor, with a special plaque unveiling.

"For me Kyle changed 180 degrees by coming to the school, and learning what he had to learn," said his father, Keith Davis.

Davis is the father stricken with grief by the loss of his son. Surprisingly, he is now using his own loss and pain to champion an endowment fund at the school to help out other young men just like Kyle.

"It's just like something I felt I needed to do," said Davis. "You know I like to talk. I like to verbalize. It just helped me. It helped me in figuring I could just give something back."

And though his once little boy, who became a man, will never be back; Davis hopes that future students can all be a part of the life of someone who touched so many.

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