VMI cadets throw their gloves in celebration of their graduation from the oldest state-sponsored military college in the country.

VMI Holds December Commissioning and Graduation

The day was sunny and brisk on Dec. 21 as 22 cadets crossed the stage in Memorial Hall to receive their diplomas during the commencement ceremony. The evening before, the Joint Commissioning Ceremony was held in which four graduating cadets were commissioned to the Army and one to the Navy.

VMI Academic News - Col. Spencer Bakich

Bakich Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Col. Spencer Bakich, professor of international studies and the director of the National Security Program at Virginia Military Institute, has been named a recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Faculty Awards announced by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Maj Gen Cedric Wins '85 with VMI logo over post photo

2022 Year-End Message from the Superintendent

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ‘85, VMI superintendent, reflects on the many accomplishments of the VMI community during the past year. In academics, military life, and athletics, cadets, faculty, and staff proudly represented the Institute with dedication, hard work, and competitive excellence.

Maj. Brian Donaldson poses in his full bagpipe dress complete with kilt, plaid, and feather bonnet, as Pipe Major in Scotland. -Photo courtesy of Maj. Brian Donaldson.

Pipe Band Director on With Good Reason

Maj. Brian Donaldson, pipe band director at Virginia Military Institute will be featured on the public radio program, With Good Reason on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24.

Gussie Lord '01 and photo of cannons and Memorial Hall in snow

Original Female Cadet to Speak at VMI Graduation

VMI will confer 22 degrees to cadets at a commencement ceremony on Wed., Dec. 21 at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Hall on post. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of VMI’s first co-ed class, the commencement speaker will be Gussie Lord ’01, BOV member, and member of the first class to attend VMI.

A ‘fanajin’ of jebena with VMI cadets in the background.

VMI Cadets Enjoy Jebena Coffee: A Rich Blend of Culture, Research, and Classroom Engagement

Maj. Jason Schroepfer, assistant professor in the Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultures and director of the National Security Agency funded Arabic STARTALK program credits much of his success in his linguistic field work to jebena, a coffee drink traditionally enjoyed in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Aswan.

Dr. Dannette Gomez Beane, assistant vice provost for enrollment management for strategic initiatives at Virginia Tech speaks to cadets at VMI, a military college in Lexington, Virginia.

VMI Launches Accelerated Grad Program with VT

Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Tech have partnered to launch a new accelerated master’s degree program for a Master of Science (MS) and Master of Engineering (Meng) in computer science and applications/computer engineering for VMI cadets.

VMI Cadet Ben Wigert ’24 (in red) boxes an opponent the second annual College Fight Night at Georgia Tech.

VMI Boxing Club Competes at Georgia Tech

The Virginia Military Institute boxing club traveled to Atlanta, Georgia recently to compete in the second annual College Fight Night at Georgia Tech.

VMI cadets stand at heritage map created as part of Language and Cultures Week.

Language and Culture Week at VMI

Cadets, faculty, and staff were able to sample dishes that represent the different language taught at VMI and learn about academic offerings as part of "Language and Culture Week at VMI" hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

VMI cadets from the Cadet Investment Group tour Bank of America HQ.

VMI Cadets Visit Wall Street

Members of the Cadet Investment Group (CIG) recently traveled to Wall Street in New York City, New York to meet with stock market analysts and traders, including VMI alumni who work in the industry.