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Cadets carry Jack Marsh to his final resting place at New Market battlefield.

Marsh Remembered at New Market

VMI cadets performed the ceremonial duties as former Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr. was laid to rest Friday in a ceremony at New Market.

An architectural rendering of Preston Library's common area.

Library Renovation Set to Begin

A floor-by-floor renovation of VMI's Preston Library is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete at a cost of $19.2 million.

Brig. Gen. Mike Bissell '61 speaks during a ceremony honoring VMI alumni who are recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross.—VMI File Photo by Kevin Remington.

TAPS—Brig. Gen. Mike Bissell ’61

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death Feb. 7 of retired Brig. Gen N. Mike Bissell ’61.

John Marsh stands with Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III

Marsh Remembered for Long, Superb Service

John O. Marsh Jr., former Secretary of the Army for eight years in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, died Monday at the age of 92.

'Black Hawk Down' Veteran Talks Leadership

Cadets, VMI employees, and members of the community gathered last night to hear retired Army Maj. Jeffrey Struecker speak about fear, faith, loyalty, and leadership.

Cadets walk through the snow to class.

VMI Among Top Liberal Arts Colleges

The Institute ranks among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to Money magazine. VMI was the only publicly funded school included among the 10.

Carolyn Miles speaks with a group of children.

Save the Children CEO to Receive Daniels Award

Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, will receive the Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian Award March 6 in Cameron Hall.

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.

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.