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Behind the Balance: Audrey Davis ’25 — Keydet Soccer

When the days are long and tiring — both exhausting mentally and physically — Audrey Davis '24 said she can’t give up. Cadet-athletes at VMI not only have their responsibilities with their selected sport but cadet duties on top of that.

Professor Ryan Holston speaking at Roanoke College

VMI Professor Discusses His Book on Podcasts

Col. Ryan R. Holston, professor of political theory in the Department of International Studies and Political Science, was recently featured on the “Hermitix” podcast and “The Sower,” a podcast of The Ciceronian Society, in which he discusses his recently published book.

SURI: Unlocking the Links Between Spanish Poetry and Culture

Caitria Catania ’24 has been studying Spanish for eight years, but after taking a Spanish literature class with Col. John Cerkey this past spring, her love of analyzing Spanish poets grew.

In the Diplomatic World for the Summer: Andrew Weston ’24

Andrew Weston ’24 said he was inspired to dive into the diplomatic world thanks to his father. He also credits his interest in history and international studies to him. It also wasn’t until he had participated in Model United Nations that he found an interest in learning and debating.

Doug Humphries in front of American flag, TAPS announcement.

TAPS – Col. Doug Humphries

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Col. Paul Douglas “Doug” Humphries, adjunct professor in the Department of International Studies and Political Science, July 13 after a battle with cancer.

Preparing for life in and after the military: Katie Lloyd ’23

Katie Lloyd ’23, an international studies major from Caroline County, Virginia, commissioning into active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps was always the plan. But her time at VMI was crucial for expanding knowledge and skills and finding her specific area of interest. 

VMI Cadet Receives Bulls ROTC Fellowship

Anna Yemelianova ’25, an international studies major at Virginia Military Institute, has been named a fellow in the Iris Burton Bulls Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Fellowship Program.

VMI Cadet Receives Prestigious Boren Award

Antonio Ahanj ’24, an international studies major at Virginia Military Institute, has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Arabic in Jordan during the 2023-24 academic year in the Middle East: Jordan in Amman.

Striving for Political Greatness: Jimmy Murphy ’24

Jimmy Murphy ’24 has been working the past two summers in the U.S. Capitol, jumping between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The international studies major and national security minor took his first internship the summer of 2021 as a legislative intern.

VMI Alumnus Receives Fulbright Award

Michael Piemonte ’16, an alumnus who majored in international studies and commissioned into the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in international relations to Italy for the 2023-2024 academic year.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders