Cindy Bither
Administrative Assistant
P: (540) 464-7207
F: (540) 464-7443

111 Smith Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

News and Features

  • Matriculation Ceremony to Live Stream

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 19, 2015 – For the first time, VMI will offer a live webcast of the Matriculation Day welcome ceremony, a longstanding tradition in which newly matriculated cadets, called “rats,” bid their parents farewell and form up as platoons for the very first time on the Cameron Hall floor.Read More →
  • Litigation on the Frontier

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 14, 2015 – An interdisciplinary study recently published by three Virginia Military Institute professors shows that courtrooms served the colonial Virginia frontier well in enforcing credit contracts.Read More →
  • Secretary to BOV, Assistant to Superintendent Named

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 14, 2015 – Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Sean Harrington ’94 has been named secretary to the Board of Visitors and executive assistant to the superintendent at Virginia Military Institute. He began his duties Aug. 1.  Col. Jeff Curtis ’79, former executive assistant, retired Friday, Aug. 7. Curtis first came to VMI as chief of staff in July 2009 and became executive assistant in 2013.Read More →
  • VMI Professor to Discuss Amazon River Fish

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 13, 2015 – Virginia Military Institute associate professor Lt. Col. Pieter deHart will be heard on the public radio show With Good Reason the week of Aug. 15.  In the episode, “It’s a Jungle Out There,” deHart will talk about his efforts to discover which organisms are at the base of the food web in Brazil’s Rio Negro, where all of the fish in the acidic, black water appear to be carnivores.Read More →
  • Taps – Gen. Sam S. Walker ’45

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2015 – Retired U.S. Army Gen. Sam Sims Walker ’45, 11th superintendent of VMI, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.Read More →
  • Getting Her Hands Dirty

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 27, 2015 – Cadet Allison Partin '17 interned this summer at the Buena Vista Wastewater Treatment Plant, where she learned about water quality – and the strange items people flush down the toilet.Read More →
  • On Social Media, Movements Start Themselves

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 23, 2015 –Cadet Matt Armentrout '16 has spent the summer studying the power of social media to instigate movements for change such as the Occupy protests.   Read More →
  • Cadet Intern Takes on Trail Safety Issues

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 20, 2015 – Josh Pike '17, a civil engineering major, is working this summer to make the VMI-owned Chessie Nature Trail a safer and more enjoyable place for visitors.Read More →
  • 'Money' Ranks VMI Third in Virginia

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 14, 2015 – Virginia Military Institute is ranked second among public schools in Virginia, and third among all schools in Virginia, in Money magazine’s annual college rankings, released earlier this week. Overall, VMI ranked 16th among public colleges and universities nationwide.Read More →
  • Grant to Improve User Access to Chessie Trail

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 9, 2015 – As owner of the Chessie Nature Trail, VMI is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the 7-mile jaunt from Lexington and Buena Vista. Among many projects Physical Plant staff have taken on are a series of improvements to the Chessie Trail funded by a federal grant.Read More →