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Construction workers place Col. Claudius Crozet, first president of the VMI Board of Visitors, in his final resting place seven feet from his previous resting place on Friday morning.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

VMI Burial Site of Col. Claudius Crozet Shifts Yet Again

The remains of Col. Claudius Crozet, first president of the VMI Board of Visitors, were moved Friday, June 12, to their fourth, and hopefully final, resting place.

A Statement from Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, 4 June 2020

A letter to the Corps of Cadets, faculty, staff, and VMI alumni regarding current events.

Photo courtesy of Roanoke College Office of Communications and Marketing

TAPS—Col. D. Rae Carpenter Jr.

Col. D. Rae Carpenter Jr., former head of the physics department at VMI, passed away on May 26 at Kendal of Lexington at the age of 92.

Emily Coleman and Kim Connolly stand behind an plaque

VMI’s Environment Virginia Symposium Recognized with Green Award

The Environment Virginia Symposium has been recognized by the Virginia Green Travel Alliance with the Virginia Green Travel Star Award.

Photo of Don Wilkinson

TAPS—Donald Wilkinson

Donald “Donny” M. Wilkinson, VMI Class of 1961, who served the Institute loyally after graduation, passed away on April 13 at the age of 82.

Col. Howard Sanborn sits with cadets in Scott Shipp Hall.

Sanborn to Speak on With Good Reason

Col. Howard Sanborn will discuss his recent visit to Hong Kong on public radio’s With Good Reason

An empty upcoming events bulletin board

VMI Transitions to Distance Learning

With cadets and most faculty away from post this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, it might be easy to assume that VMI is “shut down.” That, however, is far from the truth.

A head and shoulders shot of Col. Bruce Vandervort

TAPS—Bruce C. Vandervort

Col. Bruce C. Vandervort, professor emeritus of history, died Thursday, March 4, at the age of 79. He was the editor of the Journal of Military History.

Update on Coronavirus

In light of the Centers for Disease Control’s recent update regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), VMI is continuing to take steps to prevent and prepare for an outbreak.

TAPS—Bill Badgett ‘53

Colonel William “Bill” D. Badgett ’53, professor emeritus of English and Fine Arts and the longest-serving faculty member in the history of VMI, passed away at the age of 88.