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VMI Cadet Receives Bulls ROTC Fellowship

Anna Yemelianova ’25, an international studies major at Virginia Military Institute, has been named a fellow in the Iris Burton Bulls Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Fellowship Program.

VMI Cadet Receives Prestigious Boren Award

Antonio Ahanj ’24, an international studies major at Virginia Military Institute, has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Arabic in Jordan during the 2023-24 academic year in the Middle East: Jordan in Amman.

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Governor Announces Appointments to VMI Board

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has appointed Col. James Inman ’86, Lt. Col. Jim Joustra ’76, Rear Adm. Terence McKnight ’78, and Nancy Williams Phillips to four-year terms on the VMI Board of Visitors.

Capt. John E. “Ned” Riester Jr. ’78 receives congratulations from cadets after the retirement parade in April.

Beloved Civil Engineer Professor Retires From VMI

Capt. John E. “Ned” Riester Jr. ’78, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Military Institute, is retiring after 29 years.

VMI Alumnus Receives Fulbright Award

Michael Piemonte ’16, an alumnus who majored in international studies and commissioned into the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in international relations to Italy for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Students walk across parade ground at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

VMI Receives 4.5 Stars in Money Magazine Best Colleges List

Virginia Military Institute has been rated a 4.5-star college in Money magazine’s Best Colleges in America list for 2023, just released today. Using a new system this year, Money assigns colleges a rating on a five-star scale, with five stars being the best. 

Professor Ryan Holston speaking at Roanoke College

VMI Professor Publishes First Book

Col. Ryan R. Holston, professor in the Department of International Studies and Political Science and the Jonathan M. Daniels ’61 Chair for Academic Excellence recently published his first book titled, “Tradition and the Deliberative Turn: A Critique of Contemporary Democratic Theory.”

Col. Wes Robinson, VMI Chief Information Officer

VMI Chief Information Officer Retires

After over 40 years of service, support and leadership in information technology at the Institute, Col. Wes Robinson, chief information officer, is retiring.

VMI Welcomes Alumna as New Physician

Virginia Military Institute welcomes Dr. Melissa S. Krawiec (née Williams) ’01, as the new Institute physician, 25 years after she signed the matriculation book August 19, 1997, as a member of the first coeducational class.

Chaplain Phillips speaks at podium at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

Chaplain Phillips Retires

Col. Robert “Bob” Phillips ’87, chaplain at Virginia Military Institute, is retiring after seven years of encouraging the development of interpersonal faith, and providing spiritual and emotional guidance to the Corps of Cadets.

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