Olmsted cadets and faculty pose during their adventures on the Olmsted trip during this year's spring furlough.—Photo courtesy of Col. Houston Johnson

Olmsted Trip Offers New Perspectives to Cadets

Fourteen 1st Class cadets got a taste of life in southeast Europe as they traveled to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina over spring furlough. The trip was sponsored by the Olmsted Foundation, an organization that provides cultural immersion opportunities for cadets planning careers in the military.

A member of the The VMI Regulators club boxing team holds national champion trophy and belt from the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association National Championships

VMI Club Boxing Win National Championship

The VMI club boxing team, known as the Regulators, is reigning victorious as national champions after a stunning weekend performance at the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.

VMI cadets faculty and staff sitting in a circle attending the Braver Angels debate

Braver Angels Organization Returns to VMI

Braver Angels, a national organization dedicated to depolarizing American discourse, visited VMI on Feb. 28 to facilitate a college debate titled “Resolved: Women Should Be Assigned Combat Roles”.

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VMI Board of Visitors Update on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the VMI Board of Visitors and other members of the board, faculty, cadets, and administration met today for an update on the Institute’s activities related to its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, or “Inclusive Excellence.”

Lara Tyler Chambers ’03 and Cadet Kasey Meredith ’22 sit to discuss their experiences at VMI.

VMI in Conversation: Chambers '03 and Meredith '22

This year, 2022, marks a quarter-century of women attending VMI. Lara Tyler Chambers ’03, the first female Institute graduate to serve on the VMI Board of Visitors, and Kasey Meredith ’22, the first female regimental commander, recently sat down to talk about their VMI experiences.

Maj. Gen. Marti Bissell shares with cadets lessons learned from her 34 years in the Army during Women’s History Month as part of the VMI Gender Diversity and Inclusion Program.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Bissell Brings Powerful Message for Women’s History Month

Maj. Gen. Marti Bissell, deputy commanding general, Army National Guard, assigned to the U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command, shared her journey and a powerful message with cadets, faculty, staff, and other guests for Women’s History Month.

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VMI Theatre to Celebrate "50th Plus 2" Anniversary in April

The coronavirus pandemic sidelined the VMI Theatre's 50th Anniversary celebration in 2020, but the milestone celebration is now happening this spring with a special reception April 30, and performances on April 29 and 30, and May 1.

Jake Stephens ’22 and Connor Arnold ’22 are joined by their families in Cameron Hall while they are recognized during senior night Feb. 23.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

'Don’t Change a Thing' - Jake Stephens ’22 Leads by Example

Jake Stephens ’22, captain of the Keydet basketball team, computer science major, and tallest cadet in the Corps leads by example and has been guided by positive relationships during his cadetship.

William Shelley ’23, John Barker ’23, and Lynda Toumi ’24 work together during the competition portion of the 2022 Commonwealth Cyber Fusion in Marshall Hall at VMI on Feb. 26.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI Hosts Fifth Commonwealth Cyber Fusion

VMI hosted its annual invitation-only cybersecurity competition that also included a job fair, employer panel, faculty round-table discussion, and keynote speaker Stoney Trent, retired Army colonel and Virginia Tech research professor.

Jim Schaus, Southern Conference commissioner, recognizes Col. James “Jimmy” Coale, Michael Marshall, Dr. David Copeland

All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Announced

With two representatives from each of the Southern Conference’s 10 member schools, the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team recognizes individuals who have demonstrated service to their schools and made contributions to campus life and the local community.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders