September 25, 2008

Dominion Underwrites Classroom for William & Mary School of Business


Contact: Andrea Sardone of The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary, +1-757-221-2043, [email protected]

Alan B. Miller Hall to open in Fall 2009, commended for efforts in business education and LEED certification

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dominion Foundation has granted $350,000 to The Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary to underwrite a 60-seat classroom in the School's new building, Alan B. Miller Hall.

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The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion, one of the nation's leading energy companies headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. The company will announce the gift and present a check to business school Dean Lawrence B. Pulley at a reception on September 25 in Richmond.

"This contribution ties together our twin commitments of energy efficiency and conservation as well as education," said Marjorie N. Grier, director of corporate philanthropy and vice president of the Dominion Foundation. "We are proud to support William & Marys vision of academic excellence in a new energy efficient facility."

In addition to affirming its commitment to education, Dominion will present this gift to commend bold efforts by the Mason School to design Miller Hall according to cutting-edge environmentally friendly standards. The School is seeking Silver certification in a national green building rating system called Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED).

In recent years, Dominion's generous support for William & Mary has benefitted the Virginia Institute for Marine Science (VIMS), the Mason School's field consultancy program, and faculty development across the College.

The Mason School of Business is an AACSB-accredited school of business. Students are immersed in real business situations throughout the undergraduate and graduate business education programs. The Individual Program of Study (IPS) in the Undergraduate Program gives students the freedom to design a program that fits who they are and prepares them to shape the world. Executive Partners, the school's pioneering model of faculty-executive partnership in and out of the classroom, Career Acceleration Modules, and Leadership Advantage in the MBA program combine to form a highly personalized, experience-based education that is unmatched by most business schools today. The school was named for William and Mary alumnus, Raymond A. "Chip" Mason in November 2005. It will move into its new state-of-art building, Alan B. Miller Hall, in Fall 2009. Miller Hall was named for William and Mary alumnus, Alan B. Miller in March 2007.

The College of William and Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia is one of the nation's premier public, liberal arts universities and believes that excellence in teaching is the key to unlocking intellectual and personal possibilities for students. Dedicated to this philosophy, the College provides high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education that prepares students to make significant contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. As the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and educational home too many early American leaders, The College is revered as the "alma mater of a nation."

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion serves retail energy customers in 11 states. The company invests in organizations and programs that improve the quality of life in those communities in which the company provides electricity or natural gas service, or has significant facilities and business interests. The company contributes more than $20 million annually through the Dominion Foundation. For more information, visit the company's Web site at, keyword: foundation

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CONTACT: Andrea Sardone of The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary, +1-757-221-2043, [email protected]

SOURCE The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary

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