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Noah Kirk ’22, president of the Class of 2022, addresses his brother rats during commencement on May 16.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI Holds Commencement for Class of 2022

Pride, honor, and tradition filled Cameron Hall as Virginia Military Institute held its commencement ceremony and conferred degrees on the Class of 2022 on Monday, May 16.

Cadet receives her shoulder boards during ceremony for Navy in Memorial Hall May 15 2022

New Officers Encouraged to Put Service Over Self

Nearly 200 young men and women, most of them VMI cadets, commissioned into the armed services in Cameron Hall on Sunday, May 15 in the annual ROTC Joint Commissioning Ceremony. The ceremony was also livestreamed for family and friends who could not attend the event in person.

VMI cadets march with red VMI flags on parade ground for Memorial Parade 2022

VMI Ranks No. 5 in Money Magazine Best Colleges List

Virginia Military Institute came in at No. 5 overall out of more than 620 colleges ranked on Money magazine’s 2022 Best Colleges list. The rankings include U.S. colleges reviewed on 24 factors in three main categories.

Military exchange cadets Mateusz Wos from Poland, Jaehyun Lee from South Korea, Rokas Sarkus from Lithuania, Hyemin Koo from South Korea, and Wiktor Koteras from Poland, spent spring semester studying and forming friendships at VMI. -VMI Photo by Eric Moore.

International Exchange Cadets Inspire Camaraderie

Six military exchange cadets from South Korea, Lithuania, and Poland spent spring semester studying and forming friendships at VMI.

Richard Stacpoole ’22 wraps Matthew Ehret’s hands with tape for protection.

4,046 pull-ups. 17 hours. Nearly $2,000 raised for Warriors Heart Foundation

Matthew Ehret ’22 sets pull-up record with 4,046 reps within 24 hours to raise money for Warriors Heart Foundation.

The cast of “Tom Jones” poses together after the April 30 performance in Gillis Theater.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI Theatre Finally Celebrates 50th Anniversary

VMI Theatre celebrated its 50th plus 2 anniversary with a reunion of past performers, both cadets and community members, at a reception on Saturday, April 30 in Marshall Hall, prior to the performance of “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding, adapted by David Rogers.

Maj. Jeff Kozak welcomes cadets to the final Fieldwork class of the semester May 3 in Preston Library.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Website Shares Cadets' "Rewarding" Research

Cadets delve into the wealth of VMI archives held at Preston Library to share Cadet Life Over Time fieldwork project online.

Image of the official VMI seal

VMI Board of Visitors Wraps Up Academic Year

The VMI Board of Visitors recently concluded their spring meetings. The Board approved the Institute’s fiscal year 2023 budget, set tuition and fees for the 2022-23 academic year, and received updates on academics, athletics, and cadet life.

Vergie Moore is led through applauding crowd by Commandant Col. Bogart

VMI Employee Retires After Five Decades

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” When Steve Jobs made that oft repeated quote, he could have been referring to Vergie Moore, who for nearly 56 years, has loved her job. Moore is finally retiring from Virginia Military Institute, the only place she has ever worked.

Conceptual illustration of Peay Hall

Board of Visitors Honors Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62

The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors has bestowed upon its former superintendent, Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III ’62, the title Superintendent Emeritus and will name the upcoming leadership development building for VMI’s 14th superintendent.