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ORAU Ceremonies To Unveil Revamped Oak Ridge Conference Center and New Office Building

May 19, 2004

Tuesday, May 25 • 11:30 a.m. • Pollard Technology Conference Center • Oak Ridge

WHAT: Oak Ridge Associated Universities will showcase the new Pollard Technology Conference Center, a $1.5 million project that is a joint partnership between the city of Oak Ridge and ORAU. The new Pollard Center will serve as Oak Ridge’s conference center and will host conferences and events for area businesses and organizations. The project was made possible by a $983,000 grant from the Small Business Administration secured by U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp in cooperation with the city of Oak Ridge.


  • U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp
  • Ron Townsend, President of Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • Oak Ridge Mayor David Bradshaw

WHEN: Tuesday, May 25, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Pollard Technology Conference Center, 210 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Pam Bonee at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, (865) 576-3147.

NOTE: On Wednesday, May 26, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for the new $8.5 million ORAU Office Building at 4 p.m. The new facility is connected to Pollard Technology Conference Center. This ceremony will be open to the public and will be followed with tours of the Pollard Center and the new office building.

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).

Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953