Christopher M. Hulburt ’22 defends his thesis of the significant contributions by enslaved African-Americans and free people of color.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Honors Week Held at VMI

This year's Honors Week showcased research and scholarship across all disciplines by 34 cadets who presented their research to the wider VMI community. The annual event also saw a large number of cadets inducted into academic honor societies.

A metal sculpture of a turtle, created by Col. Jay Sullivan and several mechanical engineering cadets, is on display, raising awareness of oceanic plastics pollution, outside of Marshall Hall during the 32nd annual Environment Virginia Symposium.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Environment Virginia Returns Live to VMI

The 32nd annual Environment Virginia Symposium, organized and co-hosted by the VMI Center for Leadership & Ethics (CLE), was held in person at VMI on March 29-31 and attracted nearly 400 attendees from state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, higher education and the private sector.

Bettina Ring accepts the 2022 Captain Ron Erchul Environmental Leadership Award from Col. Dave Gray, director for the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics on March 31 in Marshall Hall.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Bettina Ring Named Erchul Environmental Leader for 2022

Bettina Ring, chief sustainability and diversity officer for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, recognized as a Virginian who has made significant individual efforts to improve the environment.

Harriet “Hetty” Graham Jackson, Anna Jackson’s attendant, The Norfolk Virginian, 1904

New Tour Offered at Jackson House Museum

The Jackson House Museum is now offering a tour titled “The Enslaved Experience,” which explores the Jackson House through the unique perspective and histories of the seven individuals enslaved by Thomas Jackson during his years in Lexington.

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”.

Image of the official VMI seal

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.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders