Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Hampton Roads Community News

Dominion Energy Donates $25,000 to Preserve Cornland School

Efforts to restore and preserve the historic Cornland School in Chesapeake got a boost last week when Dominion Energy representatives presented a $25,000 check to the Cornland School Foundation Board. The school was built in Chesapeake (Norfolk County) in 1903 to educate the county’s African American children. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015
. Chesapeake Councilwoman Dr. Ella Ward is the Cornland Board of Directors Chair. Dr. George Reed is the Executive Director The historic school is located at 5221 Glencoe Street, Chesapeake, VA. L-R: Troy A. Lindsay, External Affairs Manager, State and Local-VA, Dominion Energy; Tonya D. Byrd, Manager, Community Engagement, Dominion Energy; Greg Boyce, Electric Distribution Manager, Dominion Energy; Bonita Billingsley Harris, Regional Policy Director, Eastern Region, Dominion Energy; Emma M. Nixon, Alumni, Cornland School; Mildred D. Johnson Brown; Alumni, Cornland School, Dr. Ella P. Ward, Board Chairman, Cornland School Foundation; Patti McCambridge, Director, Cornland School Foundation; Dr. George F. Reed, Executive Director, Cornland School Foundation; Bara Russell. Director, Cornland School Foundation; and Ellen McGill, Secretary, Cornland School Foundation. Photo by Ernest Lowery

Please follow and like us:
Written By

NJG 2023 Calendar

Purchase Through Paypal

You may find these interesting

Hampton Roads Community News

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide These days Robert L. Davenport, III, 22, enjoys running marathons with his family, playing...


By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The NAACP Board of Directors has issued a formal travel advisory for the state...


By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide Less than 100 African-American students in Virginia have actually received a Brown v. Board of...


This article highlights the inspiring story of Crystal Dyer, a grandmother who turned her grief over losing her grandson to gun violence in Chicago...

%d bloggers like this: