BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 22, 2003 – Virginia Governor Mark Warner will be the guest of honor at a Partners' Pre-Opening Preview for the new Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) in Danville, Va. on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.
Virginia Tech Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Minnis E. Ridenour will announce a significant university research commitment. Ben J. Davenport Jr., vice chairman of the Future of the Piedmont Foundation, will announce major private contributions for furniture and fixtures at IALR.
The event, open to the media, will bring together invited local and state officials and representatives of project partners, including the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, the Future of the Piedmont Foundation, Virginia Tech, Averett University and Danville Community College.
An agenda for the Oct. 23 event is attached.
Partners' Pre-Opening Preview
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Danville, Va.
Oct. 23, 2003
|2:00||Partners Pre-Opening Preview Program|
|2:45||Tours of Facility, Reception - Partners, Media|
|2:45||Private Briefing with Governor Warner - Designated Individuals|
Partners Pre-Opening Preview Program
|Greetings, Introductions||E. Linwood Wright, Chairman of the Board, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research|
|Welcome from City and County||John C. Hamlin, Mayor, City of Danville; Michael Irby, Chairman, Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors|
|Institute Update, Partner Recognition, Research Plans||Timothy V. Franklin, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research|
|Virginia Tech Research Video|
|The Tobacco Commission Commitment and Introduction of Governor Warner||The Honorable Charles R. Hawkins, Senate of Virginia, 19th District|
|Building a 21st Century Economy in Southside||The Honorable Mark Warner, Governor of Virginia|
Private Fundraising Announcements
|Ben J. Davenport Jr., Vice Chairman, Future of the Piedmont Foundation|
|Research Equipment Announcement||Minnis E. Ridenour, Virginia Tech Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer|
|Technology and Community Partnerships||Nancy E. Franklin, Senior Director, Technology and Community Development|
|SCALE-UP Announcement||Kelvin Perry, Chairman, SCALE-UP Advocacy Group|
|Academic Partner Initiatives||E. Linwood Wright|