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ORAU establishes mentor-protege relationship with United Global Technologies

ORAU to mentor UGT on financial, organizational and business management topics

August 1, 2012

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and United Global Technologies (UGT), 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 UGT, providing consultation on a variety of financial, organizational and business management topics.

ORAU President and CEO Andy Page signs a U.S. Department of Energy Mentor-Protégé Program agreement with Elizabeth Bernstein, president and CEO of United Global Technologies.

ORAU President and CEO Andy Page (seated left) signs a U.S. Department of Energy Mentor-Protégé Program agreement with Elizabeth Bernstein, president and CEO of United Global Technologies, during the recent DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration Regional Small Business Summit held in Knoxville, Tenn. Standing (left to right) are Sharon Jacobs, Heidi Timmerman, Rebecca Crowe and Cindy Snow, all members of ORAU’s procurement and contracts administration department.

UGT is an economically disadvantaged, women-owned small business based in Charlotte, North Carolina that provides information technology and engineering services.

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.

United Global Technologies (UGT), founded in 2002, is a leading technology and engineering services firm focused on the needs of federal, state and local government agencies. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company’s international footprint provides flexible, scalable support for small and large organizations. For more information, visit

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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