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View of the stage in Gillis Theatre

VMI Theatre Presents “The Lighter Side of Military Life”

The show is a revue of military life in sketches that include satire, humor, poetry, drama, and music. This year marks the eighth edition of the show, and features lively moments from the American Revolution through World War II, and offers a variety of tunes that were popular during those times.

Chris Kushner ’24 displays his award-winning poster

VMI Cadet Earns Conference Recognition

Chris Kushner ’24, a biology major and honors student at Virginia Military Institute, took his research and some creativity to a recent virtual conference and came away with deserved recognition from the judges.

Maj. Gen. Marti Bissell poses with alumnae after her speech in Marshall Hall Sept. 9.—Photo courtesy of Micalyn Miller, VMI Alumni Agencies.

A Look Back: 25 Years of Women

The women of VMI were celebrated on post Sept. 8-10, with more than 200 alumnae and their families returning to Lexington. Alumnae panels offered insight on post-graduation paths, highlighting how the VMI experience helped them get to where they are today.

Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, superintendent emeritus

Peay to be Recognized with VMI’s Highest Honor

The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors voted unanimously to honor Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, superintendent emeritus, with the school’s highest honor, the New Market Medal.

Gretchen Matthews, Ph.D., director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative in Southwest Virginia and Virginia Tech mathematics professor

CCI @ VMI Symposium

The ProCyEd (Professional requirements to Cybersecurity Education) Research team at Virginia Military Institute hosted its first Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Symposium on Sept. 21 in Marshall Hall. VMI participants demonstrated their research activities, products, demos, and posters.

Col. Spencer Bakich With Good Reason promotional photo

Bakich Part of With Good Reason Segment

Col. Spencer Bakich, professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute and the director of the national security minor, will discuss U.S. and China tensions on the public radio program With Good Reason.

Maj. Shannon Quevedo, assistant professor in the chemistry department at Virginia Military Institute, examines hydrogels in researching ways to detect contaminates in water. -VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

VMI Hopes to Develop Water Test Kits

Maj. Shannon Quevedo, assistant professor in the chemistry department at Virginia Military Institute and whose specialty is analytical chemistry and detection of small molecules using organic phases, is working on research with two cadets to create handheld methods for testing water.

George C. Marshall Statue and foundation logo

Marshall Foundation Highlights U.S. and U.K. First WWII Conference

The George C. Marshall Foundation will host, Gen. John F. Shortal for a Legacy Lecture on his book, “Code Name Arcadia: The First Wartime Conference of Churchill and Roosevelt.”

Nichols Engineering building and VMI logo

VMI Again Ranked Highly by U.S. News and World Report

Virginia Military Institute has retained its high placing among the nation’s best colleges, according to college rankings released this week by U.S News and World Report. Among public liberal arts colleges, the Institute ranked fourth.

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VMI Welcomes New Leaders

The Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of two leaders to mission-critical roles at VMI. Dr. Shannon Eskam will serve as VMI’s director of financial aid and Mr. Joseph Hagy will lead the VMI Office of Admissions as its next director.