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Col. Stacey Vargas, professor of physics/astronomy, received an award for “Innovation in Higher Education” from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council in May. – Photo courtesy of James Madison University.

Vargas Wins Technology Award for Laser Research

Col. Stacey Vargas, professor of physics and astronomy, won the Innovation in Higher Education award from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council for her research of ultra-short-pulse lasers.

Valedictorian Drew Borinstein speaks at the podium

‘Thirst to Do the Right Thing’

In commencement exercises held earlier today in Cameron Hall, 319 graduates were exhorted to live lives of character, honor, and service.

An image of diplomas stacked and ready for distribution.

Watch Live as Cadets Cross the Stage

Watch as 319 cadets cross the stage and receive their diplomas at VMI’s 2017 spring graduation ceremony Tuesday morning in Cameron Hall.

A wide angle of the joint commissioning ceremony.

Cadets Take Oath, Give First Salutes

New second lieutenants and ensigns took their commissioning oaths this morning in Cameron Hall, marking the end of four years of serious study and work and the beginning of a life of service to the nation.

A map showing the flow of traffic to VMI.

Visitors to Access Post via Jordan’s Point

Due to the high volume of traffic expected for the commencement ceremony May 16, all traffic must enter post through the Jordan’s Point entrance by way of Saunders Drive.

VMI Board of Visitors Sets Tuition and Fees, Budget

The Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee increases for the next academic year at its meeting on May 6. Tuition and fees will increase 3.7 percent for Virginia residents and 4.7 percent for out-of-state residents.

Spencer Jefferson ’17 and Philip Jewett ’17 fit the prosthetic leg they constructed as part of their capstone project onto a volunteer subject. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Research Aims to Provide Affordable Prosthetics

A project underway in the mechanical engineering lab at VMI may someday help amputees in developing countries.

Chase Antony ’18 accepts his award for 3rd place at the Model UN conference at the U.S. Military Academy. – VMI Photo courtesy of Ryan Nagatoshi ’18.

Model UN Makes an Impression

Two cadets recently received awards at the United States Military Academy's Model UN conference, an impressive accomplishment considering that Model UN is a relatively new activity at VMI.

A cadet reads to elementary school students.

Cadets Serve the Community

During the first weekend of April, hundreds of Virginia Military Institute cadets fanned out to over a dozen local sites and worked hard for their community.

Cadets walk to class

VMI Ranked Among Top Public Colleges

Virginia Military Institute is ranked 45th out of nearly 500 four-year public colleges and universities nationwide in a report released this week by Business First magazine.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks at a podium.

‘We’re Leaning In’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe showcased the state’s progress on environmental issues during the Environment Virginia Symposium held in Marshall Hall today.

Gen. John Jumper attends the Institute Society dinner last November.

Gen. Jumper to Speak at VMI Graduation

Retired Gen. John P. Jumper ’66, President of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, will speak at graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017 to be held May 16 in Cameron Hall.

A headshot of Dr. Ron Petitte.

Professor to Speak on Human Trafficking

Dr. Ron Petitte ’65 will present the talk, “Countering Human Trafficking,” on Thursday, March 30, at 7:45 p.m. in the Turman Room of Preston Library.

Nathan Miller stands with  the championship belt after winning his bout against University of Michigan’s Mike Henry during the final day of the USIBA National Championships March 23.

Six Keydet Boxers Win Individual Titles

Six VMI boxers won individual titles and the men’s club battled to a second-place finish at the U.S. Intercollegiate Boxing Association National Championships.

Sarah Hoover ’13, representing Norfolk Southern Corporation at the career fair, speaks with Allison Partin ‘17. – VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.

Career Ambassadors Guide Cadet Connections

Cadet career ambassadors play a vital role in helping their fellow cadets make a smooth transition to post-graduation employment.

Justin Rose ’17, Devon Kirk ’17, and David LaFuze ’18 work with Col. Stan Smith in the lab. – VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

‘Putting Together the Puzzle’

A group of cadets working in the chemistry lab have found compounds effective against leishmaniasis, a parasite-borne disease common in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

VMI’s All-Americans Box in Cocke Hall

The USIBA national championships are currently underway at Virginia Military Institute, with semifinals set for tonight at 6 p.m. in Cocke Hall.

Maj. Jennifer Gerow and Lt. Col. Spencer Bakich confer with Col. Mohamed Eltoweissy on the cybersecurity minor. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Cybersecurity Minor to Launch in the Fall

VMI's new cybersecurity minor, a collaborative effort involving six departments, will be open to any cadet in any major.

National Society of Black Engineers cadets visit Central Elementary School.

‘Open up New Bridges’

Four cadets in VMI's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers recently attended a conference that allowed them to meet minorities with successful careers in both the military and the private sector.

A portrait of Steve Maconi.

VMI Alumni Agencies Name New CEO

After an exhaustive search, the presidents of the VMI Alumni Association, the VMI Foundation, and the VMI Keydet Club announced the hiring of a new CEO to lead the combined VMI Alumni Agencies.