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A portrait of Lt. Col. John Hall.

George Washington Topic of Cincinnati Lecture

Lt. Col. John W. Hall, an early American historian who currently serves as historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.

Rex Miller, left, and Sgt. Beth Hunt share a moment after their surgeries.

Donating a Liver, Extending a Life

Beth Hunt, an investigator with the VMI Police Department, recently donated half of her liver. For Hunt, a native of Amherst who’s worked at VMI for six years, it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream.

The architectural rendering features the future addition to the Corps Physical Training Facility which will house a pool.—Photo courtesy of Institute Planning.

Master Plan Highlights Institute Priorities

At its January meeting, the Board of Visitors approved the Post Facilities Master Plan, which guides the Institute in its decisions about facilities and building maintenance.

The VMI Corps of Cadets marches past the State Capitol Building in Richmond during the inaugural parade of Ralph Northam '81.

Inaugural Parade ‘Extra Special’

The VMI Corps of Cadets marched through the streets of Richmond Saturday, Jan. 13, as part of the inaugural parade for Gov. Ralph Northam ’81.

Gen. John Jumper attends the Institute Society Dinner.

VMI to Present New Market Medal

Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper ’66 will be recognized May 15 for a lifetime of public service that reflects the values of the Institute.

A portrait of Liza Mundy

"Code Girls" Author to Speak at VMI

Journalist and author Liza Mundy will be giving a lecture at VMI about the women on the home front who played a key role in World War II.

Cadet Holly Njabo '20 deadlifts during the powerlifting competition in Cocke Hall.

Keydet Powerlifters Claim Team Titles

Seven VMI powerlifters took first place in their respective weight classes, and the Keydets claimed two team titles in one of their most successful competitions ever.

A portrait of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smith '79

VMI Dean to Step Down

Brig. Gen. Jeff Smith, Jr. ’79, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, will resign from his position at the conclusion of this academic year.

Northam speaks at VMI's Academic Convocation

Watch Live as Corps Marches in Inaugural

The Corps of Cadets will march in the Gubernatorial inaugural parade in Richmond Jan. 13 for the first VMI graduate to serve as governor in a century.

An architectural rendering of the new South River Bridge

Improvements Slated for the Chessie

A long-awaited bridge on the Chessie Nature Trail may be a reality as early as 2019. In the meantime, VMI is improving parking and cadets are engaged in projects to support trail events and develop interpretive signage.

Cadets toss their gloves into the air in Jackson Memorial Hall.

43 Graduate in JM Hall

Members of the December 2017 graduating class added their names to the short list of cadets who have graduated from VMI. Eugene Williams '74 spoke to the graduates about their unique accomplishment.

Crozet Hall buffet lines are refilled between dining periods.

Parkhurst to Offer Fresh, Local Fare

Over winter furlough, VMI’s new food services vendor, Parkhurst Dining, will be working hard to install new equipment in Crozet, train staff, and stock the shelves before cadets return Jan. 10.

December graduates toss their gloves into the air following the commencement ceremonies.

Over 40 to Graduate Wednesday

Over 40 cadets will receive their diplomas and 11 will take the commissioning oath in ceremonies held Dec. 19 and 20 in Jackson Memorial Hall.

Nina Srikongyos ’15 poses in front the Army Ranger school sign at Victory Pond in Fort Benning, Georgia, after her graduation in November.—Photo courtesy of Nina Srikongyos ’15.

‘Willing to Go the Extra Mile’

Nattachat “Nina” Srikongyos graduated from Ranger School in November to become the eighth woman and the first Thai-American woman to successfully complete the training.

Gen. J.H. Binford Peay congratulates the rugby team in Memorial Garden.

Rugby Team Competes in Championships

VMI rugby reached the highest level of play in its 50-year history, defeating Norwich before falling to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Division II championship.

Cadets patrol through the forest during field training exercises.

Cadets Receive Service Branch Assignments

For commissioning cadets, the link between academic learning and the real world becomes closer than ever over the winter months, as many learn their branch assignments in the armed services.

Cadets gather to discuss an ethical dilemma during the 2017 ethics bowl.

Ethics Team Attends Regional Competition

The VMI Ethics Team won two rounds at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Nov. 18, defeating the University of North Georgia and Davidson College.

The rugby team gathers for a photo on the pitch.

Rugby Team Reaches National Semifinals

VMI's rugby team has qualified for the national semifinals for the first time in the program’s 50-year history, and will take on Norwich University in Greenville, South Carolina, Dec. 2.

Rat Challenge Reaches New Heights

Rat Challenge, an intensive 10-week program that pushes the limits of physicality and mental strength for new cadets, will culminate in Rat Olympics.

Dr. Dee Mornah teaches a class on entrepreneurship in Scott Shipp Hall on Sept. 19.

‘There Are Opportunities Everywhere’

Dr. Dekuwmini "Dee" Mornah is planning to lead a group of cadets in Ghana next summer—and he's passionate about teaching entrepreneurship on post.