Cindy Bither
Administrative Assistant
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Lexington, VA 24450

News and Features

  • Army ROTC Commander to Become VMI Commandant

    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 28, 2014 – U.S. Army Col. William J. Wanovich ’87, commander of VMI’s Army ROTC unit since 2010, has been appointed commandant of the VMI Corps of Cadets. He will take up his duties this summer, following the retirement of Col. Thomas Trumps ’79. Trumps has been commandant since March 2007.Read More →
  • Cadets March in Virginia Governor’s Inauguration Parade

    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2014 – Almost 300 Virginia Military Institute cadets returned early from their Christmas furlough to march in the parade honoring Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who was inaugurated yesterday as the Commonwealth’s 72nd governor.Read More →
  • Grant to Fund Laser Telecommunications Research

    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2013 – Col. Stacia Vargas, professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund for investigation related to the use of ultra-short-pulse (USP) lasers for telecommunications. The CRCF program¸ which is administered by the Center for Innovative Technology, is a state fund designed to advance, in Virginia, targeted areas of research with commercial promise.Read More →
  • VMI Places High in Recycling Challenge

    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2013 – During the Nov. 9 home football game against Gardner-Webb University, VMI didn’t just defeat the visiting football team – the Institute also came away from the game with high placings in the Game Day Challenge, a is a friendly competition among colleges and universities to reduce the amount of waste generated during tailgating before football games.Read More →
  • 43 Graduate in Midyear Ceremony

    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2013 – Surrounded by family, friends, and faculty, 43 cadets graduated from Virginia Military Institute during commencement exercises held earlier today in Jackson Memorial Hall. The keynote speaker, Brig. Gen. R. Wane Schneiter, dean of the faculty, encouraged the graduates to live deliberate lives – and, most importantly, lives in which they define success for themselves.Read More →
  • Cadet Posters Place at Chemistry Society Meeting

    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 12, 2013 – Nine VMI chemistry majors recently had the chance to see and hear about cutting-edge research in their field when they attended the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.Read More →
  • Cadets Inducted into Honor Societies


    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2013 – A number of VMI cadets were inducted into academic honor societies during the fall 2013 semester.Read More →
  • VMI to March in Gubernatorial Inauguration Parade

    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 10, 2013 – Cadets at Virginia Military Institute will march in the inauguration parade of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe on the first day of his term, Saturday, Jan. 11.Read More →
  • VMI Holiday Celebrations Begin

    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec.5, 2013 – VMI holiday observances will begin Friday, Dec. 6, when the 4th Class cadets, including the rat band, will march in the Lexington Christmas Parade.Read More →
  • More than 800 Attend Middle School Math Event

    LEXINGTON, Va., Nov. 19, 2013 – More than 800 middle school students from across western and Northern Virginia traveled to Virginia Military Institute today for the largest ever administration at a college or university of the American Mathematics Competition 8, more commonly known as the “AMC8.” Those students came from more than 30 schools and were accompanied by almost 100 teachers.Read More →