Students during the 2023 commencement ceremony at VMI, a military college in Virginia

VMI Holds Commencement for Class of 2023

Pride, honor, and dignity filled Cameron Hall as Virginia Military Institute held its commencement ceremony and conferred degrees on the Class of 2023 Tuesday, May 16.

Students commissioning into the six military branches at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

VMI Commissions New Officers: History Made as They Enter Six Military Branches

Approximately 170 Virginia Military Institute cadets, commissioned into the armed services in Cameron Hall Monday, May 15 in the annual Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Joint Commissioning Ceremony. The historic day marked the first time VMI cadets were sworn in to all six branches.

Students during the 2023 Change of Command at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

VMI Holds Change of Command Parade

Under a picturesque blue sky, the change of command parade was held on the Parade Ground at Virginia Military Institute Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m., as the 183rd Regiment handed over leadership of the Corps of Cadets to the 184th Regiment for the 2023-24 academic year.  

A student works with a high school internship program in part with VMI, a military college in Virginia

CCI High School Intern Program Wraps Up

Virginia Military Institute, in collaboration with Virginia Tech, held a 12-week internship recently for high school students, funded by a workforce development grant from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI).

'Titan of a VMI Man' G. Gilmer Minor III '63 Dies at Age 82

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of G. Gilmer “Gil” Minor III ’63, who passed away May 4, 2023, at the age of 82, at home surrounded by family. He was described by Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85 as a “titan of a VMI man.” 

Belva Drain and her American Paint horse “Peepers.”

VMI Employee Retires After 43 Years

It takes a dedicated team to keep the uniforms worn by the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute impeccably clean, crisp, and worthy of the respect they deserve. Belva Drain, a vital member of the laundry services team, has retired after 43 years. 

The VMI team receives their Sandhurst Medallion for placing fifth overall at the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point.

VMI Places Fifth at Sandhurst

Team members of Ranger Challenge, the “varsity sport” of the program at Virginia Military Institute, placed fifth, winning a Sandhurst Medallion for the top five overall teams out of 48 teams in the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point.

3D model of a COX-2 protein molecule using ChimeraX

Computer Software Brings Wonderment and Support to Chemistry

Visualizing three-dimensional (3D) molecules on a two-dimensional piece of paper can be a struggle for any chemistry student. Lt. Col. Dan Harrison ’05, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, used his experience with research software to find a tool to address this challenge.

Image of the official VMI seal

Board of Visitors Sets 2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee rates at their meeting in Lexington April 27 – 29.

13th superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting III ’63, donates in the Marine Corps, to his time at VMI, then through his life up until 2020 to VMI archives.

Bunting Papers Now Part of VMI Archives

The 13th superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting III ’63, was on post April 25 to reunite with his brother rats of the Class of 1963, but he spent a portion of the morning in Preston Library in a ceremony to recognize his recent contributions to VMI’s archives.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders