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Chris Hulburt ’22 presents his senior thesis in Scott Shipp Hall during Honors Week.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Cadet Researches Contributions of 19th Century African-Americans at VMI

Christopher Hulburt ’22 researched contributions of 19th Century African-Americans at VMI in senior thesis “Unearthed Contributors: African-Americans at Virginia Military Institute, 1839-1851.”

Jim Kavanaugh, commencement speaker for 2022

CEO of World Wide Technology to Address Class of 2022

James “Jim” Kavanaugh, the co-founder and chief executive officer of World Wide Technology (WWT), will address the Class of 2022 during the commencement ceremony at Virginia Military Institute on Monday, May 16. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in Foster Stadium.

Free Cyber Defense Lab Workshop for Middle and High School Students

The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will host a CyberSmart workshop for high school students June 6-10 and for middle school students June 13-17. Registration is open until May 16 or until all spots are filled.

Cadet EMTs pose in front of a firetruck and ambulance at Lexington Fire Department.—VMI Photo by Eric Moore.

Cadet EMTs Provide Comfort and Care as Volunteers in Community

Every day, a group of cadets volunteer as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) on post to provide life-saving medical care in emergency situations. In addition to their efforts on post, several cadet EMTs volunteer in the community at places like the Lexington Fire Department (LFD).

Blake Smith ’23 is congratulated as he is named first captain and regimental commander (RCO), the highest-ranking position a cadet can earn.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Rank Announcements at VMI

Virginia Military Institute recently announced ranks for the 183rd Regiment for the 2022-23 academic year.

Chief Warrant Officer Phyllis J. Wilson shows Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham the “Color of Freedom” exhibit in Preston Library during an opening reception April 15.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

VMI Hosts Military Women’s Memorial Exhibition

VMI exhibit “Color of Freedom: Honoring the Diversity of America’s Servicewomen” on display in the Preston Library main lobby April 15 to May 17.

VMI Cadets construct a steel bridge under a time limit in the Corps Physical Training Facility.—VMI Photos by Col. Charles “Chuck” Newhouse

VMI Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Hosts ASCE Conference

VMI’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosted students from eleven institutions April 7-9 for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 Virginias' Symposium.

Col. Woodson “Woody” A. Sadler Jr. '66 and wife Lori, during a wheelchair distribution in Ancon, Peru during spring furlough.—Photo by Woody” Sadler

VMI Professor Heads Wheelchair Project

Col. Woodson “Woody” A. Sadler, Jr. '66, VMI adjunct professor of civil & environmental engineering, spent this year's spring furlough giving the “gift of mobility” in Peru.

The VMI Pipe Band performs in the Tartan Day Parade in front of Radio City Music Hall.—VMI Photo by Command Sgt. Maj. Suzanne Rubenstein

VMI Pipe Band Marches in NYC Tartan Day Parade

More than 40 pipers and drummers in the VMI Pipe Band represented the colors of the Institute as they marched in the Tartan Day Parade in New York City on April 9.

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.