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In the News

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Athletic Director Donny White

TAPS—Mr. Donny White '65

The superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Donny White ’65 on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the age of 78 after an extended illness. White served 35 years at VMI, including his final role of director of athletics.

Close-up of cannon in first replacement of the entire carriage. VMI photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin

Restored Cannon Fires Up Spring Football

With the return of the Keydet football team to Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium this spring came the return of a small but mighty piece of artillery well known to generations of football fans: Little John II.

VMI cadets from the Building BRIDGES club at work on setting up Community Vaccination Effort

VMI Supports Community Vaccination Effort

VMI is assisting with setup and staffing of a mass vaccination effort against COVID-19, supporting vaccine administration at the former Peebles/Gordmans building located at 770 North Lee Highway in the College Square Shopping Center.

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.

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, interim superintendent, pins a VMI Meritorious Service Medal on Eric Hutchings, recognizing his service to the Institute upon his retirement. - VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

After More Than Two Decades at VMI, Hutchings Retires

On Dec. 31, Col. Eric Hutchings ’77, commandant from 2000 to 2007 and special assistant to the athletic director for military affairs, retired, capping off more than two decades of service to the Institute.

Luke Fegley ’24 and Freddy Junko ’24 participate in the holiday community outreach project by writing letters to seniors in local facilities. – Photo courtesy of Jim Gibson, VMI head wrestling coach.

VMI Letters Program Seeks to Spread Holiday Cheer

This holiday season, everyone could use a little extra cheer, especially residents of elder care facilities & nursing homes, who are facing little to no visitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the Building BRIDGES Club at VMI has stepped up to share the holiday spirit.

Portrait of E. Sean Lanier '94 with VMI logo and overlay

Governor Appoints Lanier to VMI Board of Visitors

Gov. Ralph Northam ‘81 has appointed E. Sean Lanier ’94 to the VMI Board of Visitors. Lanier, a U.S. Army veteran, is the founder & executive director of Resolve Solutions Inc., an Alexandria, Virginia nonprofit that provides financial and educational college prep support to underserved populations.

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins with VMI logo

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85 to serve as interim VMI superintendent

Retired Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins will serve as interim superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute following an affirmative vote by the VMI Board of Visitors Executive Committee. Maj. Gen. Wins is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Army and a 1985 graduate of the Institute.

The Keydet Invitational competes in the Corps Physical Training Facility

Busiest Winter to Date in the CPTF

For the third year in a row, the Corps Physical Training Facility serves as the site for the Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 29-Mar. 1 in Lexington.

The press box atop Foster Stadium has been renovated this spring and summer.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Press Box Renovations to Allow Instant Replay

The press box atop Foster Stadium is undergoing a $1.7 million renovation designed to give the Keydets instant replay capabilities, plus make more room for coaches.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders