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.

Air Force helicopter landing on the parade ground to take cadets in Air Force ROTC for a ride.

Andrews Air Force Base Brings Helicopters to VMI

Air Force ROTC cadets took to the air on Dec. 1, thanks to the 1st Helicopter Squadron out of Andrews Air Force Base.. The squadron provided quick incentive flights over VMI and Lexington for nearly 175 cadets.

Costumed interpreter with child at Christmas tree in Jackson House Museum.

Christmas at the Jackson House Museum

The Jackson House Museum will share Christmas traditions during “Christmas at the Jacksons” on Saturday, Dec. 10 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Visitors will interact with first-person interpreters and can participate in an 1859 Christmas by enjoying caroling in the parlor and more activities.

Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Kenneth C. Griffin flanked by members of the Institute Brass and Col. John Brodie.

Marshall Foundation Honors Rice and Griffin

The George C. Marshall Foundation Award was presented to Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, and current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Located at VMI, the Foundation is a nonprofit named for Gen. George C. Marshall, Class of 1901.

Cadets attend a presentation ceremony in Cameron Hall to receive their class rings.

VMI Class of 2024 Celebrates Ring Figure

Prior to heading home for Thanksgiving furlough, the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2024 celebrated Ring Figure, a highly anticipated milestone, on Nov. 17 and 18.

The VMI Ethics and Debate Team: Riley Shultz ’24, Harris Burton ’23, Riley Malone ’25, James Ellison ’23, Spencer Greaney ’23, Gabriella Woodward ’24

VMI Ethics and Debate Team Places Well in Regional Competition

For the first time ever, the VMI Ethics and Debate Team finished in the top four at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. By winning 4th place, the team qualified for the 27th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.

Stober ’24, Diaz ’23, and Lt. Col. Daniel Harrison ’05 at the American Chemical Society Southeastern Regional Meeting

VMI Chemists Present Research in Puerto Rico

A contingency of two cadets and one professor recently presented research at the American Chemical Society Southeastern Regional Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ACS is the world’s largest scientific association with a membership of over 154,000 chemists, chemical engineers, and others.

Riley Shultz ’24, Christian Cole ’24, and Parker Rice ’24 confer on debate strategy in the balcony overlooking the assembly at the Model Arab League.-Photo courtesy of Maj. Jason Schroepfer.

VMI Takes Part in Model Arab League Debate

Cadets participated in the annual three-day Appalachia Regional Model Arab League debate recently at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. MAL helps prepare students to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs activists.

Holly graphic promoting VMI Theatre production of A Storyteller's Holiday

VMI Theatre Presents “A Storyteller’s Holiday”

The show will be presented in “storyteller mode,” and includes stories and music in celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter season, featuring some from VMI Theatre’s past holiday shows. Performances will be on Friday, Dec. 2 & Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Gen. Peay receives the New Market Medal from the BOV president.

VMI Celebrates Founders Day, Honors Former Superintendent

Founders Day this year looked a little different courtesy of Tropical Storm Nicole. While the howitzers did not ring out, and the parade was canceled, the Institute did get to honor and celebrate Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, superintendent emeritus, with a special ceremony and reception.

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