ECBU News

VMI cadets from the Cadet Investment Group tour Bank of America HQ.

VMI Cadets Visit Wall Street

Members of the Cadet Investment Group (CIG) recently traveled to Wall Street in New York City, New York to meet with stock market analysts and traders, including VMI alumni who work in the industry.

Air Force helicopter landing on the parade ground to take cadets in Air Force ROTC for a ride.

Andrews Air Force Base Brings Helicopters to VMI

Air Force ROTC cadets took to the air on Dec. 1, thanks to the 1st Helicopter Squadron out of Andrews Air Force Base.. The squadron provided quick incentive flights over VMI and Lexington for nearly 175 cadets.

Members of the Building BRIDGES club learn about beekeeping.

Building BRIDGES Club Expands Opportunities for Cadets

Formed in 2014, the Building BRIDGES Club is spanning to new lengths as it further connects cadets, faculty, and staff with the local community through civic engagement. Recently, the service club has taken on additional objectives of sponsoring events and college debates.

Burton Harris '23 portrait

VMI Cadet Works with Refugees

Harris Burton ’23 uses her fluency with the French language to personally connect with children from a French speaking African nation.

Blake Smith ’23 is congratulated as he is named first captain and regimental commander (RCO), the highest-ranking position a cadet can earn.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Rank Announcements at VMI

Virginia Military Institute recently announced ranks for the 183rd Regiment for the 2022-23 academic year.

VMI cadets faculty and staff sitting in a circle attending the Braver Angels debate

Braver Angels Organization Returns to VMI

Braver Angels, a national organization dedicated to depolarizing American discourse, visited VMI on Feb. 28 to facilitate a college debate titled “Resolved: Women Should Be Assigned Combat Roles”.

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.

Erin Kozlowski '22 poses for a photo with Christina Creech, food bank supervisor at STOP Inc.—Photo courtesy of Erin Kozlowski '22.

Shepherd Internships Show Challenges of Poverty

This summer, four cadets are taking part in internships designed to show them a side of life many have not seen before as they participate in a program through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, which places students with nonprofits serving the economically disadvantaged.

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.

Portrait of Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl with text stating she is to be featured on With Good Reason Jan. 23-29

VMI Professor to Discuss Redlining on With Good Reason

Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, professor of economics and business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss access to consumer credit for those living on or near American Indian reservations in the United States on the public radio program With Good Reason Jan. 23-29.