The scholarship supports VMI’s heritage of producing military leaders, a heritage association members believe was exemplified by Gen. Burress’ command of the 100th Infantry Division.
For Henry Stewart ’35, the opportunity to help at the VMI Museum as a cadet turned into a life-long interest and the ability to fulfill a long-held ambition. According to Colonel Keith Gibson, the Director of the VMI Museum, Mr. Stewart volunteered to help maintain the VMI Museum’s antique firearms. “He swiftly became fascinated with the Colt revolvers, not only how they were designed and manufactured but also their development.”
For VMI alumni, their classes are at the center of their VMI experience in Barracks—and after they graduate. Class reunions are well-attended, and some sort of mini-reunion is either being planned or executed at any time during the year.