Maj. Sherri Tombarge
Assistant Director
News and Editorial Services
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Lexington, VA 24450

News and Features

  • Twins from Richmond Area Fare Well at VMI

    TwinsSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., May 22, 2014 -- Three sets of twins, all from the Richmond area, were among the 317 men and women who received diplomas from Virginia Military Institute on Friday, May 16.  All six majored in either civil or mechanical engineering. Likewise, all six graduated from high schools in the Richmond area - and they all knew each other before they came to VMI.Read More →
  • Cadets Inducted into History Honors Society

    HistoryHonSocSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., May 22, 2014 - The VMI Department of History held a ceremony April 21 for nine cadets inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.Read More →
  • ‘We’ve Jumped in that Fire, … Ignored our Burns’

    GraduationSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., May 16, 2014 - Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, touched on the camaraderie and character of Virginia Military Institute as he addressed the Class of 2014 in commencement exercises in Cameron Hall today.Read More →
  • Rain Drives Pin-Ons Indoors as More than 140 Commission

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    LEXINGTON, Va., May 15, 2014 -- Four years of hard work and dedication culminated this morning in Cameron Hall for more than 140 members of the Class of 2014 as they took their oaths to commission as officers in the U. S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force.Read More →
  • VMI Signs Resolution Agreement with Department of Education

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    LEXINGTON, Va., May 9, 2014 -- VMI, with the approval of the Board of Visitors, signed a Resolution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on April 30.Read More →
  • New Market Ceremony to Honor 150th Anniversary

    NewMktSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., May 6, 2014 -- On May 15, VMI will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of New Market with the traditional ceremony and parade -- but this year, these activities will hold special significance as 2014 marks 150 years since the New Market cadets, many still in their teens, charged across a farm field and helped to secure a key victory for Confederate Gen. John C. Breckinridge.Read More →
  • Incoming Corps Leadership Attends Bystander Training

    BystanderSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., May 6, 2014 – Next year’s Corps leadership spent an afternoon last week learning when to step up and help out in a bystander intervention training session. The program, which took place Thursday in Gillis Theater, encouraged the cadets to notice what’s happening around them, investigate and interpret events that attract their attention, assume personal responsibility, be knowledgeable about how to help, and be determined to do so.Read More →
  • VMI Board of Visitors Raises Tuition and Fees

    LEXINGTON, Va., May 5, 2014 – Tuition at Virginia Military Institute will increase 5.9 percent to $7,498 for Virginia cadets and 5.3 percent to $29,554 for out-of-state cadets for the academic year beginning in August.Read More →
  • VMI Breaks Ground for New Track and Training Facilities

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    LEXINGTON, Va., May 2, 2014 -- Ground was broken yesterday for Phases I and II of the $122 million Corps Physical Training Facilities. The project, which is expected to take 25 months to complete, will include construction of a new building and renovation of two others on the VMI post.Read More →
  • VMI Professor Wins State International Studies Award

    HentzSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., April 30, 2014 -- A professor in the Department of International Studies and Political Science at VMI has received a statewide award in recognition of his scholarship. Col. James Hentz, who currently serves as chair of the department, was honored with the 2014 Award for Scholarship in International Studies and Political Science by the Virginia Social Science Association.Read More →