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Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450

David L. Somers

David Somers joined VMI in April 1999 after working for 24 years at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School located in the mountains of northeast Georgia. This school was the birthplace of the familiar Foxfire magazine and book series.

While working at Rabun Gap, David primarily taught high school mathematics and computer science. Additionally, he coached soccer and tennis for a number of years. In 1995 David moved out of the classroom and began working fulltime in the information technology field at the school. During that time he supported and helped maintain a campus computer network that encompassed eleven buildings and over 250 computers.

David earned a BA degree in mathematics from Asbury College in 1975 and has worked with computers in one way or another since 1981 when he took a basic programming course.

Since joining VMI David has not only redesigned the VMI website but has developed a wide variety of dynamic database-driven applications including the VMI Events Calendar, the Archive Photos and Rosters, and the SourceFinder.

David lives in Fairfield with his wife Douglass, an emergency veterinarian. They met shortly after David moved to the Lexington area while singing together in the Rockbridge Area Vocal Ensemble (RAVE). Today, David and his wife sing with the Trinity Singers at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton. As members of the Trinity Singers they were privileged to tour England during the summer of 2002 and sang in several cathedrals including Winchester and Salisbury.

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