Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Writer: Shanna Relford
UTSI Dedicates Renovated Conference Room to Donors
The University of Tennessee Space Institute recently completed renovations to the school’s most frequently used conference room. Updates to the facility included expanding audio/visual capabilities, adding a new HVAC unit, all new chairs, artwork and other furnishings, and repainting the walls with a faux finishing technique. The renovations were made possible by Jacobs, Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA), Jacobs’ Technology Group, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and General Physics, who teamed up last year to make a $100,000 donation to UTSI over three years as part of The Campaign for Tennessee. Part of the first installment of that donation was used to update this room, which seats up to 60 people and is used nearly everyday for lectures, seminars, youth enrichment programs and other scheduled activities. Rogers Starr, President of Jacobs Technology, is shown above (left) shaking hands with Dr. Don Daniel, UT Associate Vice President for UTSI, in front of a plaque that was hung in the room, officially dubbing it the “Jacobs Conference Room” as a permanent symbol of gratitude.
— UTSI Photo