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Cadets train on the VMI Parade Ground during fall 2018 field training exercises.

Hoopes Named Nation’s Top Army ROTC Cadet

For the second time in three years, a VMI cadet—Alec Hoopes ’19—has been ranked number one in the nation by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.

Then Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam ’81 addresses cadets and faculty during Academic Convocation in September 2014.—VMI File Photo by Maj. John Robertson IV.

Northam to Address VMI Graduates in May

Gov. Ralph Northam '81 will deliver the commencement address at VMI's graduation exercises, to be held May 16, 2019, in Cameron Hall.

Richard Luck ’12 leads a tour through Luck Industries during the e-Club’s trip to Richmond.—Photo Courtesy of Dr. Dee Mornah.

e-Club Supports Cadet Entrepreneurs

Revitalized this year, the VMI e-Club brings together cadets of all majors who are interested in entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.

Members of the Institute Society dine in Marshall Hall Nov. 9.

Cadets Highlight VMI’s Impact

Cadets were on hand last Friday night to offer their appreciation to members of the Institute Society for their contributions to the Institute.

VMI cadets march in the Ranger Challenge competition.

Ranger Teams Rise to the Challenge

VMI fielded two Ranger Challenge teams at Fort Knox Oct. 24-28, finishing in second and third place overall. Their performance represents the best ever result in the military brigade competition.

Milana Hogan speaks to Leadership Conference participants in Gillis Theater.

Inaugural Wortham Speaker Shares Grit Insight

Milana Hogan spoke during the Leadership Conference today in Gillis Theater and was the first speaker in VMI’s Caroline Dawn Wortham ’12 lecture series.

Medal of Honor Recipient sits down with cadets over breakfast.

GRIT: Growth, Resilience, Integrity, and Tenacity

GRIT, as defined by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, is exemplified by growth, resilience, integrity, and tenacity—virtues on display at this year's Leadership Conference.

President Barack Obama presents Clint Romesha with the medal of honor.

Two Leadership Sessions Open to VMI Community

Former U.S Secretary of Education William Bennett and Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha will speak in Marshall Hall's Gillis Theatre Monday as part of the VMI Leadership Conference.

A portrait of Col. James Inman

Inman to Speak at December Graduation

Col. Jamie Inman ’86, VMI's chief of staff, will speak at this year’s December graduation ceremony in Jackson Memorial Hall Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Jacob Van Dyke ’19 confers with Lt. Col. Spencer Bakich about his thesis for the national security minor.—VMI Photo by Mary Price.

‘They Did Things They Weren’t Expecting to Do’

Cadets enrolled in national security minor pair research and real-world learning, allowing a select number of cadets to take on more challenge than the Institute already offers

Joel Thomas '19

Cadet Essay Published in Literary Magazine

Cadet writer Joel Thomas '19 has had an essay published by the North Carolina Literary Review. His submission won him honorable mention and a $100 prize.

Dr. Youna Jung leads a discussion on Korean currency during lunch in Crozet Hall Sept. 18.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Kimchi, Won, and K-Pop Come to Crozet

Lunchtime language tables in Crozet Hall allow cadets to practice the foreign languages they're learning by conversing with faculty, staff, and fellow cadets.

Alex Dragan '20 accepts the Marine Corps Commandant's Trophy from Maj. Gen.  James

‘An Amazing Representative for VMI’

Alex Dragan '20 won the Marine Corps Commandant's Trophy for his performance at platoon leaders course this summer.

Secretary of Defense Mattis addresses the Corps of Cadets

Mattis Addresses Corps of Cadets

Secretary of Defense James Mattis detailed the challenges cadets will soon face in a military—and a society—that needs leadership, allies, and modernization.

An improvised American flag rests in the VMI Museum's Vietnam exhibit.

Heroism, Resilience, and Sacrifice on Display

A new exhibit in the VMI Museum tells the remarkable stories of VMI alumni who fought in Vietnam through the objects they brought out of the jungle.

Cadets walk to class

VMI Ranked Highly by Major Media Outlets

VMI places highly in U.S. News & World Report and other national rankings of colleges and universities.

Col. Brad Coleman '95 leads cadets through the Marshall Library.

Promotions, Granting of Tenure Announced

Brig. Gen. Robert Moreschi, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, has announced the promotion and granting of tenure to VMI faculty members.

Presidential historian Jon Meacham speaks at Academic Convocation today.

Meacham Highlights Presidential Virtues

Presidential historian Jon Meacham explored characteristics of leadership and followership at VMI’s Academic Convocation today.

A portrait of Presidential Historian Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian, Author to Speak at VMI

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will be the speaker for VMI's academic convocation, to be held Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall.

A portrait of Thomas S. Baur

TAPS—Col. Thomas S. Baur '75

Col. Thomas S. Baur '75, professor emeritus in the Department of Biology, died in a traffic accident today in Rockbridge County at the age of 64.