Comptroller Franchot to Attend Groundbreaking at Bowie State and Arbutus Business Group Lunch

–         Comptroller to Join Lt. Gov. Rutherford and Univ. President Burnim at Ceremony

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

State and local elected officials

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will join Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and Bowie State University President Mickey L. Burnim and other local leaders, faculty and students in a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for the university’s new $104 million Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing building. Slated to open in 2017, the center will provide flexible classrooms and state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories to foster collaboration across academic programs and initiatives aimed at enhancing teaching in the sciences and cutting-edge research.

Comptroller Franchot then will join business, elected and community leaders at the Arbutus Knights of the Roundtable for a discussion on the local business climates in Arbutus, Baltimore City and Baltimore County as they relate to the state’s economy. There will be a general discussion followed by questions and answers.

WHEN           Today, May 11, 2015


WHERE:       10 a.m.                                                Noon

Bowie State University                        Arbutus Knights of the Roundtable

                        (Courtyard behind William                  Paul’s Restaurant

  1. Henry Admin. Building.) 5507 Oregon Ave.

14000 Jericho Park Road                   Arbutus, MD 21227

Bowie, MD 20715

CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)