CEE News

Leon Thomas '22

Rigors of VMI Education Prepare Cadets for Commissioning

“There's so much knowledge here,” Leon Thomas '22 commented. “There's all this different military experience from different branches that you really would never have seen in many other places.”

Col. Matt Swenty answers a question from Braden Kerr ’23 in Swenty’s civil engineering lab.—VMI Photo by Mary Price.

CE Labs Show Breadth of Engineering

This academic year, 2nd Class cadets majoring in civil and environmental engineering (CEE) are the first to experience lab classes purposely designed to teach engineering as it’s encountered in the real world and make better use of the academic day.

VMI Logo and Post

2021-22 New and Promoted Faculty

Brig. Gen. Robert “Bob” Moreschi, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, has announced the promotion and granting of tenure to several faculty members.

Col. Adrian T. Bogart III '81

Army Special Forces Veteran Named VMI Commandant

Col. Adrian T. Bogart III ’81, recently retired from the U. S. Army Special Forces, has been appointed commandant of the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets.

May 2021 Commencement Glove Toss - VMI photo by Kelly Nye

‘Challenge Yourself Personally and Professionally’ - Nearly 350 Cadets Graduate from VMI in Outdoor Ceremony

Just under 350 cadets received degrees in VMI’s first in-person graduation ceremony since December 2019. While graduation on the Parade Ground was common in the 19th century, it was VMI’s first outdoor graduation in many decades.

VMI's Superintendent, Maj. Gen. Wins '85 introduces Keynote speaker, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ’81.

Virtual Environment Virginia Draws 350

The 31st annual Environment Virginia Symposium, sponsored by VMI's Center for Leadership & Ethics, took place March 23-25 in a virtual format. The event attracted approximately 350 attendees this year from a wide variety of backgrounds - government, private industry, higher education, and nonprofit.

Cadet Shabaz '21, in black, running at Southern Conference Cross Country Championship

‘Something I Hold as a Privilege’ - Shahbaz Heads to National Stage in Cross Country

When looking at colleges, Cadet Jahanzib Shahbaz ’21 was drawn to the challenging atmosphere of VMI. His diligence and hard work at the Institute has led to his qualification for the NCAA Cross Country Championships meet.

Portrait of Cadets Eric Munro '21 and Leon Thomas '22

Two Cadets Receive Military Engineering Award

Two Air Force ROTC cadets have been recognized by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). SAME, which focuses on building leaders to address national security infrastructure challenges, honored Eric Munro '21 and Leon Thomas ’22 with a Southeast Region ROTC Award.

James Morgan portrait, Photo courtesy of VMI Archives.

TAPS—Maj. Gen. James M. Morgan, Jr. '45

The superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Maj. Gen. James M. Morgan, Jr. '45, dean emeritus of the faculty. He passed away in Lexington on 2 January at the age of 97.

Darryl Glover Named Erchul Award Recipient

The VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics, host of the annual Environment Virginia Symposium, announced that Darryl Glover has been selected as the 2020 Captain Ron Erchul Environmental Leadership Award winner.