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In the News

Step into cadet life and explore various extracurricular activities that are offered at VMI. See how cadets, faculty advisors and coaches, and post itself, reflect the ever-changing landscape of athletics, academics, community service, and interests beyond the classroom, going the extra mile.


Jake Stephens ’22 and Connor Arnold ’22 are joined by their families in Cameron Hall while they are recognized during senior night Feb. 23.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

'Don’t Change a Thing' - Jake Stephens ’22 Leads by Example

Jake Stephens ’22, captain of the Keydet basketball team, computer science major, and tallest cadet in the Corps leads by example and has been guided by positive relationships during his cadetship.

Members of the VMI Club Pistol Team at the range

Club Pistol Team Carries on a Long Tradition

An Olympic sport, VMI has competed in pistol shooting in different forms since 1932. The current iteration of the team was formed in 2011 and is coached by Reece McCormick. Cadets fire two main types of pistols: air-powered pistols firing a .117 caliber pellet and .22 caliber pistols.

Jim Schaus, Southern Conference commissioner, recognizes Col. James “Jimmy” Coale, Michael Marshall, Dr. David Copeland

All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Announced

With two representatives from each of the Southern Conference’s 10 member schools, the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team recognizes individuals who have demonstrated service to their schools and made contributions to campus life and the local community.

Construction continues on walls and roof of the Aquatic Center located on Main Street.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Topping off the Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center project, which is a little more than halfway done, continues steadily, with the project team working toward a November 2022 completion.

Whitney Edwards-Roberson ‘22—VMI photo by Eric Moore

Cadet Represents All of SoCon at NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum

Whitney Edwards-Roberson ‘22 traveled to Houston to represent all SoCon athletes at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum. A four-year soccer player and former team captain, she is hoping to continue her education and potentially work in sports marketing upon graduation.

Members of VMI Running Club posing with awards.

Recent Success for Members of Running Club

Cadets part of the running club at VMI have found much success at recent races in southwest Virginia. Club members ran in both the Chessie Nature Trail races and Harvest Hustle races, with many cadets running personal best times.

VMI diving team poses with coach, Col. Tom Timmes ’92

Tight-Knit Group of Cadet-Athletes Dive into Competition

A smaller program on post, the diving team is coached by Col. Tom Timmes ’92. Under his direction, the team has grown to the current roster of nine divers, the majority of whom walked on to the team with no previous diving experience.

Members of theatre company on stage

VMI Theatre to Celebrate "50th Plus 2" Anniversary in 2022

Since 1970, VMI Theatre has been a continuing source of live stage entertainment for cadets, VMI faculty and staff, and community. The coronavirus pandemic sidelined the VMI Theatre 50th Anniversary celebration in 2020, but this milestone celebration has been rescheduled spring 2022.

Yearbook staff members posing with copy of The Bomb and cameras. Left to Right: Alexis Wade, Katie Feng, Christina Skaggs, Jessica Hankin

Yearbook Staff Encapsulates Everything VMI Has to Offer

For 136 years, the yearbook staff has carried a long and proud legacy of documenting life at VMI through the "Bomb". Capturing the highs and lows of the Corps in each "Bomb" takes a lot of planning and dedication from the cadets leading the charge.

 Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Miller

Jim Miller to serve as VMI’s Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

“I’m excited to welcome Jim Miller back to VMI,” said Maj. Gen. Wins, VMI’s 15th superintendent. “I know firsthand that he can compete and win at the highest levels. That’s exactly the type of leadership that we want leading our coaches and cadet-athletes.”

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders