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Gen. Peay receives the New Market Medal from the BOV president.

VMI Celebrates Founders Day, Honors Former Superintendent

Founders Day this year looked a little different courtesy of Tropical Storm Nicole. While the howitzers did not ring out, and the parade was canceled, the Institute did get to honor and celebrate Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, superintendent emeritus, with a special ceremony and reception.

Developmental Psychology class cadets at Augusta Correctional Center

VMI Psych Class Visits Correctional Center

Lt. Col. Sara Whipple, associate professor of psychology, wanted to provide a way for the students in her Developmental Psychology course to connect the knowledge they have learned in class to a real world environment, so she recently took them on a field trip to Augusta Correctional Center.

Brian Jackson ’24 in military school uniform in front of autumn leaves

Cadet Hosts Talk Show

Brian Jackson ’24, a cadet majoring in English with a concentration in literary studies, philosophy, and rhetoric and writing hosts a talk show called “In the Life of a Personal Trainer” that broadcasts once a month on WDCA Fox 5 Plus, a television station in Washington, D.C.

Author Peter Shinkle with book cover

Marshall Foundation to Host Author of WWII Book

The George C. Marshall Foundation will host a lecture by author Peter Shinkle on his new book, “Uniting America: How FDR and Henry Stimson Brought Democrats and Republicans Together to Win World War II”.

Gen. Robert B. Neller, a retired four-star general who served as the 37th commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, appeared as the H.B. Johnson, Class of 1926 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker in Cameron Hall where the entire Corps of Cadets, along with the conference participants were in attendance.-VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics Holds Annual Conference

The 13th Annual VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference was held Mon., Oct. 31, and Tues., Nov. 1. The conference focused on both the personal aspects of developing and exercising moral courage and the organizational environment set by leaders to encourage respectful, honest, and candid conversation.

Cadets participate in a CCI event, Breakfast with the Expert

Breakfast with the Expert Hosted by CCI

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) is sponsoring "Breakfast with the Expert," a discussion series at Virginia Military Institute that provides opportunities for cadets to learn from and interact with industry experts. It is organized by CCI fellows, Dr. Sherif Abdelhamid and Dr. Imran Ghani.

Members of the Building BRIDGES club learn about beekeeping.

Building BRIDGES Club Expands Opportunities for Cadets

Formed in 2014, the Building BRIDGES Club is spanning to new lengths as it further connects cadets, faculty, and staff with the local community through civic engagement. Recently, the service club has taken on additional objectives of sponsoring events and college debates.

Exterior photo of the Jackson House Museum with signage.

Jackson House Museum Offers New Tour

As part of its ongoing Master Guide Tour Series, the Jackson House Museum is presenting a new guided tour called “Jackson’s Maxims: Words to Live By.” This tour opened Oct. 1 and will be available to the public through Dec. 31.

2022-23 Albertine Cinémathèque film series Presented by: Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and Dean’s Academic Speakers Fund

French Films to be Shown at VMI - Public Invited to Attend

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and Dean’s Academic Speakers Fund present four French films as part of the 2022-23 Albertine Cinémathèque film series. Albertine Cinémathèque expands access to French cinema and supports film programming at American colleges and universities.

Lt. Col. Joseph Hagy has filled the role of director of admissions, and Lt. Col. Shannon Eskam is the new director of financial aid.

VMI Welcomes New Staff

Virginia Military Institute recently appointed new staff members to two essential positions: Lt. Col. Joseph Hagy has filled the role of director of admissions, and Lt. Col. Shannon Eskam is the new director of financial aid.