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Dominion Energy Awards $50,000 to Midlands Technical College Foundation

Jun 04, 2024

Sandra Jackson, Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, and Dominion Energy South Carolina President Keller Kissam

Photo: MTC Commission Chair Sandra Jackson and MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames with Dominion Energy South Carolina President Keller Kissam

Dominion Energy has donated $50,000 to the Midlands Technical College (MTC) Foundation to fund Career Launch Grants for students in high-demand professions such as welder, HVAC technician, automotive technician, and nursing. $25,000 of the gift was made in honor of the retirement of MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames.

“MTC and Dominion Energy share an unwavering commitment to elevating our community. Career Launch Grants can make a life-changing impact, and we are grateful for Dominion’s investment in MTC,” said Nancy McKinney, CEO of the Midlands Technical College Foundation.

Dominion Career Launch Grants will be used to fund tools and equipment necessary for training and cover the costs of licensure and certification examinations for students who have completed their training.

"Dominion Energy's investment in Career Launch Grants will help students facing financial challenges get one step closer to their desired careers with a little less worry,” Dominion Energy South Carolina President Keller Kissam said. “It is fitting to honor Dr. Rhames in this way. He has been a trailblazer at Midlands Technical College and an advocate for workforce development who will surely leave a legacy at the college, as well as the communities we are both proud to serve."

“MTC is dedicated to collaborating with partners like Dominion Energy to strengthen South Carolina. I am deeply moved by their recognition of my retirement,” said MTC President Ronald L. Rhames.

About Dominion Energy

About 6 million customers in 15 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to safely providing reliable, affordable and increasingly clean energy every day and to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. Please visit to learn more.

About the Midlands Technical College Foundation (MTCF)

The MTCF is a 501c3 organization that builds and sustains relationships, resulting in charitable gifts that support MTC. Gifts and grants to the MTCF help ensure student access to quality education and training, enhance facilities and equipment, and improve the lives of students, faculty and staff, and the broader Midlands community. More at MIDLANDSTECH.EDU/FOUNDATION.