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Gen. John Jumper attends the Institute Society dinner last November.

Gen. Jumper to Speak at VMI Graduation

Retired Gen. John P. Jumper ’66, President of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, will speak at graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017 to be held May 16 in Cameron Hall.

A headshot of Dr. Ron Petitte.

Professor to Speak on Human Trafficking

Dr. Ron Petitte ’65 will present the talk, “Countering Human Trafficking,” on Thursday, March 30, at 7:45 p.m. in the Turman Room of Preston Library.

Nathan Miller stands with  the championship belt after winning his bout against University of Michigan’s Mike Henry during the final day of the USIBA National Championships March 23.

Six Keydet Boxers Win Individual Titles

Six VMI boxers won individual titles and the men’s club battled to a second-place finish at the U.S. Intercollegiate Boxing Association National Championships.

Sarah Hoover ’13, representing Norfolk Southern Corporation at the career fair, speaks with Allison Partin ‘17. – VMI Photos by Kelly Nye.

Career Ambassadors Guide Cadet Connections

Cadet career ambassadors play a vital role in helping their fellow cadets make a smooth transition to post-graduation employment.

Justin Rose ’17, Devon Kirk ’17, and David LaFuze ’18 work with Col. Stan Smith in the lab. – VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

‘Putting Together the Puzzle’

A group of cadets working in the chemistry lab have found compounds effective against leishmaniasis, a parasite-borne disease common in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

VMI’s All-Americans Box in Cocke Hall

The USIBA national championships are currently underway at Virginia Military Institute, with semifinals set for tonight at 6 p.m. in Cocke Hall.

Maj. Jennifer Gerow and Lt. Col. Spencer Bakich confer with Col. Mohamed Eltoweissy on the cybersecurity minor. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Cybersecurity Minor to Launch in the Fall

VMI's new cybersecurity minor, a collaborative effort involving six departments, will be open to any cadet in any major.

National Society of Black Engineers cadets visit Central Elementary School.

‘Open up New Bridges’

Four cadets in VMI's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers recently attended a conference that allowed them to meet minorities with successful careers in both the military and the private sector.

A portrait of Steve Maconi.

VMI Alumni Agencies Name New CEO

After an exhaustive search, the presidents of the VMI Alumni Association, the VMI Foundation, and the VMI Keydet Club announced the hiring of a new CEO to lead the combined VMI Alumni Agencies.

A photograph of Eliot Cohen.

Cohen to Speak on Military Strategy

Eliot Cohen, a Johns Hopkins University professor who has served as counselor of the U.S. Department of State will speak tonight in Marshall Hall’s Gillis Theater.

Conquest Visiting Chair Claudia Smigrod shows cadets Angelique Barlow ’17 and Albert Wu ’17 how to print a positive image from a negative using an enlarger in the Preston Library darkroom. – Photo courtesy of Albert Wu ’17.

Cadets Learn to 'See in Different Ways'

Two new photography courses being taught in the ERHS department this spring are exposing cadets to one of the youngest of the visual arts.

A headshot of Christopher Fettweis

Political Science Professor to Speak on Unipolarity

Dr. Christopher J. Fettweis, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak March 8 at 7:45 p.m.

Edward Matheny receives an award at the 2016 staff breakfast.

TAPS – Lt. Edward Matheny

VMI Police Lieutenant Edward Matheny, a 37-year employee of the Institute and an active member of the community, died Saturday, March 4, at the age of 56.

Author and veteran Daniel Rodriguez speaks in Gillis Theater last night. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Rodriguez Speaks on Life after War

Veteran and author Daniel Rodriguez spoke on overcoming adversity to find success playing football at Clemson University and graduating with honors.

Maj. Matt Jarman demonstrates a defensive move during his modern warriorship class. – VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Modern Warriorship

A new course in the psychology department emphasizes mental toughness in addition to physical fitness.

A photograph of Don Wilkinson.

Foundation Notes Campaign Progress, Close Date

An Uncommon Purpose: A Glorious Past, A Brilliant Future: The Campaign for VMI will draw to a close June 30, having raised $311 million in gifts and commitments,.

A portrait of Thomas Watjen '76

Tom Watjen '76 to Speak on Leadership

Thomas Watjen, VMI Class of 1976, will present a lecture, “Leadership in a Dynamic and Changing World,” in Virginia Military Institute’s Gillis Theater at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.

Army ROTC staff leads cadets on a march down the Chessie Trail during fall FTX. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

VMI Among MacArthur Award Winners

For the third time in the past four years, the U.S. Army Cadet Command has named VMI among the eight winners of the MacArthur Award for the 2015-16 academic year.

Gen. Mark Milley Speaks in Cameron Hall today.  – VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

'Connect the Dots'

Gen. Mark Milley, Army’s chief of staff, addressed cadets, faculty, staff, and community members about the lessons of history and coming shifts in how armed conflict is conducted.

Members of VMI’s club boxing team trade blows Nov. 11 in a ring set up in New Barracks Courtyard surrounded by cadets cheering from the courtyard and the stoops. – VMI Photo by Stephen Hanes.

VMI to Host Collegiate Boxing Nationals

Tickets are on sale for the 2017 USIBA Boxing Nationals, to be held March 23-25 in Virginia Military Institute’s newly-renovated Cocke Hall.