o matter the season of your life, September can be a time of change. For students like the interns who’ve worked at the company this summer, it’s time to head back to school. They’ll trade in their Dominion ID badges for textbooks and study groups.

This month, Rebecca Neale sat down with Ed Baine to talk about his new role as a senior vice president at Dominion Virginia Power. Also in this issue, learn about the American Association of Blacks in Energy and how members of the Virginia chapter are serving as resources for energy policy discussions and mentoring young professionals.

Vishwa Bhargava spent his Sundays coaching youngsters at his former school in India in the art of public speaking.

At Dominion’s Innsbrook facility near Richmond, another group of young engineers is doing what they can to educate the next generation about power generation. And in the “Story from the past,” read an article from a 1969 issue of Horizons about high-schoolers in Wood County, W.Va., who designed, constructed and furnished a two-bedroom home.

Finally, take a ride down the James River through the lens of a photographer who spent two days with the James River Expedition. Intern Keller Gabriel captured Dominion employees’ involvement in the educational adventure program celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.

Seasons of change

by Rebecca McNamara