Dominion Energy Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows at Virginia’s Community Colleges

Dominion Energy Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows
at Virginia’s Community Colleges

RICHMOND --Thirteen college students from military families across
Virginia will receive full tuition and other assistance as Dominion Energy
Fellows attending Virginia’s Community Colleges. These thirteen students
are the first to benefit from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation’s
grant to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE).

The $300,000 two-year grant establishes the Dominion Energy Fellows
Program to support military-connected students at Virginia’s Community
Colleges who are within one year of completing their studies. Active-duty
service members, veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents are
eligible to receive this fellowship.

The inaugural class of Dominion Energy Fellows completes a group of 43
total Fellows offered through the Virginia Foundation for Community
College Education. Out of more than 280,000 people who attend Virginia’s
Community Colleges each year, only a handful of second-year students are
selected for a Fellows program.

This Fellows program provides full tuition, book expenses, fees, and
opportunities to participate in a unique curriculum of intellectual and
cultural activities. A cornerstone of the program is a commitment to
community engagement.  Each Fellow will volunteer 80 hours of service
during the academic year to strengthen their leadership skills and develop
a strong foundation for future success.

The 2019-2020 Class of Dominion Energy Fellowship recipients are students
throughout Virginia who have a wide variety of career goals and academic
majors. They include:

•Corinna Carr of Newport News who attends John Tyler Community College.
She is a military spouse pursuing a degree in Business with a long-term
career goal to serve in hospital administration.

•Ryan Miller of Herndon attends Northern Virginia Community College and
majors in Science. Miller is a U.S. Air Force veteran pursuing a career in
electrical engineering.
•Katrina Duff of Bumpass attends Germanna Community College. She is a
mother of four and the spouse of a disabled veteran. She is working on her
Nursing degree and plans to transfer to complete her Bachelor of Science
in Nursing.

The Dominion Energy grant will also provide Military Student Success Funds
to support military-connected students with expenses outside of tuition
and standard fees, such as specific program costs, books, needed
materials, and technology. These supplements can also help with food,
housing, and other emergency situations that may keep a student from
attending class. The Veterans Resource Centers will allocate the funding
at seven of Virginia’s Community Colleges: Germanna in Fredericksburg;
Reynolds and John Tyler in the Richmond area; Northern Virginia;
Tidewater; Thomas Nelson on the Virginia Peninsula; and Virginia Western
in Roanoke.

“Virginia’s Community Colleges have a strong support system in place for
our military-connected students, from our Credits2Careers initiative which
translates military service into college credits to our Veteran Education
Resource Initiative for Transition, Advising, and Success program at seven
community colleges. This grant is a powerful recognition of the growing
needs of this important population to the future of Virginia,” said Glenn
DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “We appreciate the
continued partnership of Dominion Energy in fueling student success across

The application for the 2020-2021 Dominion Energy Fellowship opens in
March, 2020. For more information visit

About the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE): The
Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) is the
supporting arm of Virginia’s 23 community colleges.  The VFCCE works to
broaden educational access, support student success, and provide
innovative solutions to workforce needs. Our mission is “providing access
to education to all Virginians,” with a focus on expanding access and
programs for underserved populations.  To ensure access to high quality,
affordable education, the VFCCE provides statewide leadership in raising
funds for community college education, supplementing and supporting the
activities of the 23 individual colleges, and securing support for major
system-wide initiatives that could not be undertaken by any single
college. For more information, please visit<>.

About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Since 1966, Virginia’s Community
Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the
right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher
education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we
elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve
more than 241,000 students each year. For more information, please visit<>.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation: Nearly 7.5 million
customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with
electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its
Dominion Energy Charitable
as well as
and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018
to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet
basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and
encourage community vitality. Please visit<> to learn more.