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VMI Launches Entrepreneurship Program

The Institute has launched a two-year pilot program called the Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program (SUEP) as a starting point for entrepreneurship education. It has been established for cadets who possess the mindset of an entrepreneur, regardless of academic major.

Wrestler and student talks about balancing cadet life, academics, and being a D-1 athlete.

Behind the Balance: Tyler Mousaw ’24 — Keydet Wrestling

The cadet regimen has worked out for Tyler Mousaw '24. Plus, being a D1 athlete on VMI’s wrestling team has enabled him to find ways to balance everything.

Col. Jeffrey S. Smith sailing

Smith Sails the Seas

Col. Jeffrey S. Smith, professor and head of the Department of Economics and Business at Virginia Military Institute clearly understands wind direction and sail adjustment thanks to his experiences in sailing and participating in sailing yacht races.

VMI Cadets Excel in Summer Internships

Cache Douma ’24 worked for Wells Fargo in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charles P. Lewis III ’24 worked for Amazon in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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Economics and Business Professor to be Featured on With Good Reason

Col. Atin Basuchoudhary will be featured on the public radio program With Good Reason Aug. 19-25. On the episode, entitled “The Many Indias,” Basuchoudhary discusses the third largest religion in the world – Hinduism – and its staying power while other religions have died off.

Students during the 2023 Change of Command at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

VMI Holds Change of Command Parade

Under a picturesque blue sky, the change of command parade was held on the Parade Ground at Virginia Military Institute Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m., as the 183rd Regiment handed over leadership of the Corps of Cadets to the 184th Regiment for the 2023-24 academic year.  

Cobb and Smith Part of With Good Reason Segment

Col. Barry Cobb and Col. Jeff Smith, professors in the Department of Economics and Business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss ways to pay for retirement and the best age to start drawing Social Security on the public radio program, With Good Reason, April 29 – May 5.

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VMI Ethics Team Wins Military Ethics Case Competition

The Virginia Military Institute Ethics Team recently won first place at the Military Ethics Case Competition held at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership in Annapolis, Maryland.  

Students before an ethics competition at VMI, a military college in Virginia

VMI Ethics Team Competes in National Competition

The two-day, multi-institutional collegiate competition included 36 teams. During the preliminary round, VMI scored three wins beating teams from the United States Military Academy West Point, Rollins College, and William & Mary.

VMI Welcomes NATO Representatives; Institute is Academic Alliance

Virginia Military Institute recently welcomed three representatives from NATO’s Innovation Hub, a formal civilian organization that reports to NATO Allied Command Transformation located in Norfolk.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders