Headshot of Gen. Robert B. Neller with VMI logo and Marshal Hall

Former Marine Corps Commandant to Speak at VMI

Gen. Robert B. Neller, a retired four-star general who served as the 37th commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, will appear at Virginia Military Institute’s annual Leadership and Ethics Conference as a H.B. Johnson, Class of 1926 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 11:00 a.m.

Lt. Col. Catharine Ingersoll poses with photograph of the two 16th century stained-glass panels

VMI Professor Solves Artwork Mystery

Lt. Col. Catharine Ingersoll, associate professor of art history, was recently instrumental in solving a similar mystery when she was called upon to confirm the identity of two 16th century stained-glass panels discovered in storage at the Reading Public Museum (RPM) in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Brian Donaldson speaks to a student.

VMI Welcomes New Pipe Band Director

The VMI Pipe Band, which serves as musical ambassadors throughout the United States, has recently added Scottish authenticity to its ranks in the form of its new director, Maj. Brian Donaldson.

View of the stage in Gillis Theatre

VMI Theatre Presents “The Lighter Side of Military Life”

The show is a revue of military life in sketches that include satire, humor, poetry, drama, and music. This year marks the eighth edition of the show, and features lively moments from the American Revolution through World War II, and offers a variety of tunes that were popular during those times.

Chris Kushner ’24 displays his award-winning poster

VMI Cadet Earns Conference Recognition

Chris Kushner ’24, a biology major and honors student at Virginia Military Institute, took his research and some creativity to a recent virtual conference and came away with deserved recognition from the judges.

Maj. Gen. Marti Bissell poses with alumnae after her speech in Marshall Hall Sept. 9.—Photo courtesy of Micalyn Miller, VMI Alumni Agencies.

A Look Back: 25 Years of Women

The women of VMI were celebrated on post Sept. 8-10, with more than 200 alumnae and their families returning to Lexington. Alumnae panels offered insight on post-graduation paths, highlighting how the VMI experience helped them get to where they are today.

Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, superintendent emeritus

Peay to be Recognized with VMI’s Highest Honor

The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors voted unanimously to honor Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, superintendent emeritus, with the school’s highest honor, the New Market Medal.

Gretchen Matthews, Ph.D., director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative in Southwest Virginia and Virginia Tech mathematics professor

CCI @ VMI Symposium

The ProCyEd (Professional requirements to Cybersecurity Education) Research team at Virginia Military Institute hosted its first Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Symposium on Sept. 21 in Marshall Hall. VMI participants demonstrated their research activities, products, demos, and posters.

Col. Spencer Bakich With Good Reason promotional photo

Bakich Part of With Good Reason Segment

Col. Spencer Bakich, professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute and the director of the national security minor, will discuss U.S. and China tensions on the public radio program With Good Reason.

Maj. Shannon Quevedo, assistant professor in the chemistry department at Virginia Military Institute, examines hydrogels in researching ways to detect contaminates in water. -VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

VMI Hopes to Develop Water Test Kits

Maj. Shannon Quevedo, assistant professor in the chemistry department at Virginia Military Institute and whose specialty is analytical chemistry and detection of small molecules using organic phases, is working on research with two cadets to create handheld methods for testing water.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders