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A portrait of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Tillerson to Speak at Commencement

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will speak at graduation exercises for the Class of 2018, to be held May 16 in Cameron Hall.

Marine Corps Command Sgt. Maj. William T. Sowers speaks to Marines with the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion at San Clemente Island, California, Dec. 9. —Department of Defense Photo by Lance Cpl. Rhita Daniel.

Corps and Institute Sergeant Major Announced

Sgt. Maj. William T. Sowers, a 30-year veteran of the Marine Corps, has been named Institute and Corps Sergeant Major and will assume his new position this fall.

A portrait of Col. James Hentz

Taps—Col. James Hentz

Col. James J. Hentz, head of the Institute's Department of International Studies and Political Science, died Feb. 17 at the age of 62.

A portrait of Lt. Col. John Hall.

George Washington Topic of Cincinnati Lecture

Lt. Col. John W. Hall, an early American historian who currently serves as historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.

Rex Miller, left, and Sgt. Beth Hunt share a moment after their surgeries.

Donating a Liver, Extending a Life

Beth Hunt, an investigator with the VMI Police Department, recently donated half of her liver. For Hunt, a native of Amherst who’s worked at VMI for six years, it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream.

The architectural rendering features the future addition to the Corps Physical Training Facility which will house a pool.—Photo courtesy of Institute Planning.

Master Plan Highlights Institute Priorities

At its January meeting, the Board of Visitors approved the Post Facilities Master Plan, which guides the Institute in its decisions about facilities and building maintenance.

The VMI Corps of Cadets marches past the State Capitol Building in Richmond during the inaugural parade of Ralph Northam '81.

Inaugural Parade ‘Extra Special’

The VMI Corps of Cadets marched through the streets of Richmond Saturday, Jan. 13, as part of the inaugural parade for Gov. Ralph Northam ’81.

Gen. John Jumper attends the Institute Society Dinner.

VMI to Present New Market Medal

Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper ’66 will be recognized May 15 for a lifetime of public service that reflects the values of the Institute.

A portrait of Liza Mundy

"Code Girls" Author to Speak at VMI

Journalist and author Liza Mundy will be giving a lecture at VMI about the women on the home front who played a key role in World War II.

Cadet Holly Njabo '20 deadlifts during the powerlifting competition in Cocke Hall.

Keydet Powerlifters Claim Team Titles

Seven VMI powerlifters took first place in their respective weight classes, and the Keydets claimed two team titles in one of their most successful competitions ever.