“Each guest speaker offered a wide range of expertise on various topics ranging from Anglo-American relations to leadership from the cockpit of a high-performance jet,” Wesley Barbara ’23 said. “I look forward to implementing everything I learned.”
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.
Lisa Tracy, a granddaughter of VMI’s sixth superintendent Maj. Gen. Charles E. Kilbourne, VMI Class of 1894, had no idea what treasures hid in her attic. Not until Col. Diane Jacob, then head of VMI archives, asked her to check.
Maj. Sarah Patterson and Maj. Blain Patterson from the Department of Applied Mathematics had the privilege of accompanying 11 cadets as they presented their research on a variety of topics, ranging from identifying glycans with neural networks to women in counterterrorism.
In the final days before Thanksgiving furlough, the Class of 2023 celebrated Ring Figure Nov. 18 and 19. Things seemed mostly back to normal after last year’s Ring Figure was missing some key elements of the celebration like the Ring Figure ball, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jeremiah Gaulding ’22 is an electrical and computer engineering major from Newport News, Virginia. After graduation, he plans on commissioning into the Air Force or Space Force. This past summer, he completed an internship at Newport News Shipbuilding.
When Emily Hattman ‘22 first arrived at VMI, she wasn’t planning on staying long. Matriculation was a “big shock.” Quickly, though, she met a great group of friends, and these relationships encouraged her to stay at VMI.
More than 50 new members of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the National Leadership Honor Society, were initiated on the evening of Nov. 9. ODK activities took a halt in the height of the coronavirus pandemic, but the members are thrilled to be back to serving the community.
Just between Founders Day and Ring Figure, two signature events at VMI, Gov. Ralph Northam ’81 visited post on the evening of Nov. 15. Northam joined faculty, staff, and the entire Corps of Cadets in Cameron Hall, where he addressed the audience.
Following the speech to the Corps of Cadets by Gov. Ralph Northam '81, Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85, VMI superintendent, sat down for an interview with Mr. Ian Shapira from the Washington Post.