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ORAU Establishes Mentor Protege Relationship with National Resource Management, LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov. 16, 2009
FY10-08

Andy Page, president and CEO of Oak Ridge Associated Universities and director of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, shakes hands with National Resource Management, LLC’s Co-owner Vonnie Oaks over the newly signed agreement for the two entities in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Mentor-Protégé Program.

Andy Page, president and CEO of Oak Ridge Associated Universities and director of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, shakes hands with National Resource Management, LLC's Co-owner Vonnie Oaks over the newly signed agreement for the two entities in the U.S. Department of Energy's Mentor-Protégé Program.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and National Resource Management, LLC, recently signed an agreement for a two-year supportive relationship as provided under the U.S. Department of Energy's Mentor-Protégé Program. Through this relationship, ORAU serves as a business mentor to National Resource Management, LLC, providing consultation on a variety of business practices and opportunities, promoting economic and technological growth and helping to enhance the company as a self-sustaining, viable business.

National Resource Management, LLC, is a woman-owned, 8(a)-certified, small disadvantaged business in Knoxville, Tenn., that has served as a contractor on multiple construction and engineering projects for ORAU and may continue to do so as ORAU's protégé.

The Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to encourage approved mentors to provide various forms of assistance to eligible protégé participants. The purpose of the ORAU mentor-protégé relationship is to enhance the capabilities of the protégés and to improve their ability to successfully compete for federal contracts.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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