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TAPS – Francis Watts

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of longtime VMI employee Francis Watts who passed away July 28 in Lexington at the age of 91.

Maj. Gen. Wins receiving MOWW distinguished service award 2022

Wins Receives MOWW Distinguished Service Award

The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) honored Wins at a ceremony in early August in Jacksonville, Florida during its 102nd National Convention.

Antonio Ahanj ’24 and fellow scholars of the Critical Language Scholarship program visit the port of Tangier in Morocco. -Photo courtesy of Antonio Ahanj ’24.

VMI Cadet Awarded Scholarship to Study in Morocco

Antonio Ahanj ’24, an international studies major at VMI, spent the summer studying Arabic in Tangier, Morocco, after winning a highly competitive scholarship.

VMI cadet, Noah Campbell ’24 works in the biology lab for his Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project. -VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

VMI Cadet Researches Stress in Rats

Life is full of stress. Everyone experiences stress in some form. It may be induced by your living environment. Noah Campbell ’24, a biology major at Virginia Military Institute is researching stress in his Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project.

Portrait of Col. Nichole Scott, AFROTC

Scott Named First Female ROTC Commander at VMI

Col. Nichole K.A. Scott has assumed command of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at VMI. She is the first female commander of any ROTC military branch at VMI, and arrives during the 25th anniversary of the admittance of female cadets.

Abaigeal Doody ’23 adjusts 65-pound rucksack on the back of a male subject in the hypoxic chamber to test for stress at VMI. -VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

VMI Cadets Research Heavy Loads

Hiking up a mountain can be a lot of fun, but add a heavy rucksack to a hiker’s back, and the hike can become a strenuous workout for the heart and lungs. Two cadets majoring in biology at Virginia Military Institute, are exploring the subject in their Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI)

Two COW participants look up 60’ to the indoor high ropes course before confronting it, in the VMI Corps Physical Training Facility.—VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

COW Program Transforms Youths at VMI

Twenty-five promising, male, minority high-school students are experiencing transformation this summer through the COW program at VMI.

Lt. Col. Steven E. Knepper, associate professor in the department of English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies at VMI.-VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

VMI Professor Publishes Philosophy and Literature Book

Lt. Col. Steven E. Knepper, associate professor in the department of English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies at Virginia Military Institute has recently published his first book titled, “Wonder Strikes: Approaching Aesthetics and Literature with William Desmond.”

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Governor Announces Appointments to VMI Board

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has appointed John Adams ’96, C. Ernest Edgar IV ’87, Thomas E. Gottwald ’83, and Meaghan Mobbs to four-year terms on the VMI Board of Visitors.

Cadets saluting at flags with word TAPS

TAPS – Linda Wickline

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Linda Wickline, assistant bursar, who passed away Friday, July 1, at the age of 63.