Parking Alert - The parades scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday Oct. 3, have been canceled due to weather. During football Game Day Saturday, the Parade Ground will be closed to parking. Parking will be on a first-come, first-served, basis on paved areas only. Tailgating will not be allowed on the Parade Ground. For more information, click here.


On April 8th, Donald M. Wilkinson, ’61, spoke to the cadets at the Roberts Lecture Series. Mr. Wilkinson, who has been the chairman of Wilkinson O’Grady & Company, a registered investment advisory firm, shared his thought on the causes of the current financial crisis.  Mr. Wilkinson was co-chairman of the VMI "Capital Campaign", member of the VMI Investment Committee (1989-1998), Trustee of the VMI Foundation (1988-1996), and member of the Institute Society. Since 1999, he has been a member of the VMI Board of Visitors and since 2002, Overseer of the Jackson Hope-Fund

In addition, the departments’ two honor societies, ODE and SBD, brought a duo of speakers to post. On February 11, Dr. Goldsmith, the Jackson T. Stephen Professor of Economics, at Washington & Lee University gave a talk to EC/BU majors on whether African American students tend to be disengaged students or not. This ODE (International Honor Society for Economics) sponsored talk was directed towards all EC/BU majors and was extremely well received.

On February 16, James Maurer came to VMI to speak with Cadets about his road to success in the business world. As a graduate of Drexel University, Mr. Maurer worked a variety of jobs before ultimately investing and devoting himself to the family business (Base-X). Mr. Maurer was actively involved in every aspect of Base-X's business operations including: production, financing, accounting, operations management, and sales. His devotion and work ethic allowed Base-X to expand and prosper at both the regional and national level. Mr. Maurer spoke of his business experiences of the past and addressed various aspects of owning and operating a personal/family business.  These speakers’ topics were truly enlightening