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Lara Tyler Chambers ’03 and Cadet Kasey Meredith ’22 sit to discuss their experiences at VMI.

VMI in Conversation: Chambers '03 and Meredith '22

This year, 2022, marks a quarter-century of women attending VMI. Lara Tyler Chambers ’03, the first female Institute graduate to serve on the VMI Board of Visitors, and Kasey Meredith ’22, the first female regimental commander, recently sat down to talk about their VMI experiences.

Maj. Gen. Marti Bissell shares with cadets lessons learned from her 34 years in the Army during Women’s History Month as part of the VMI Gender Diversity and Inclusion Program.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Bissell Brings Powerful Message for Women’s History Month

Maj. Gen. Marti Bissell, deputy commanding general, Army National Guard, assigned to the U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command, shared her journey and a powerful message with cadets, faculty, staff, and other guests for Women’s History Month.

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VMI Theatre to Celebrate "50th Plus 2" Anniversary in April

The coronavirus pandemic sidelined the VMI Theatre's 50th Anniversary celebration in 2020, but the milestone celebration is now happening this spring with a special reception April 30, and performances on April 29 and 30, and May 1.

Jake Stephens ’22 and Connor Arnold ’22 are joined by their families in Cameron Hall while they are recognized during senior night Feb. 23.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

'Don’t Change a Thing' - Jake Stephens ’22 Leads by Example

Jake Stephens ’22, captain of the Keydet basketball team, computer science major, and tallest cadet in the Corps leads by example and has been guided by positive relationships during his cadetship.

William Shelley ’23, John Barker ’23, and Lynda Toumi ’24 work together during the competition portion of the 2022 Commonwealth Cyber Fusion in Marshall Hall at VMI on Feb. 26.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI Hosts Fifth Commonwealth Cyber Fusion

VMI hosted its annual invitation-only cybersecurity competition that also included a job fair, employer panel, faculty round-table discussion, and keynote speaker Stoney Trent, retired Army colonel and Virginia Tech research professor.

Jim Schaus, Southern Conference commissioner, recognizes Col. James “Jimmy” Coale, Michael Marshall, Dr. David Copeland

All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Announced

With two representatives from each of the Southern Conference’s 10 member schools, the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team recognizes individuals who have demonstrated service to their schools and made contributions to campus life and the local community.

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Marine Veteran Author to Speak at VMI

VMI's Center for Leadership and Ethics Courageous Leadership Speaker series continues with the next event on March 3 at 7:45 p.m., featuring Marine veteran Andy Milburn, author of “When the Tempest Gathers: From Mogadishu to the Fight Against ISIS, a Marine Special Operations Commander at War.”

Portrait of Gabriel Fanjul ’23 in Memorial Hall

VMI's Support Resources Offer Path to Success

Though Gabriel Fanjul '23 initially had no desire to attend VMI, his perspective changed after attending an open house and staying with his older brother. Once on post, VMI's support services and system of camaraderie helped make his cadetship successful.

Col. Dave Gray, director for the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics, moderates a panel with members of Team Alpha, Col. Justin Sapp ’94, Scott Spellmeyer ’90, Dave Tyson, CIA case officer, and author Toby Harnden.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Post-9/11 Team Alpha Mission Panel Kicks off Speaker Series

The Center for Leadership and Ethics kicked off the Courageous Leadership Speaker series for the spring 2022 semester with Toby Harnden, author of “First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11” and guests on Friday, Feb. 18 in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.

Lt. Col. Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse II, one of the Tuskegee Airmen, salutes the crowd at VMI in Gillis Theater prior to his talk on Feb. 17.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Tuskegee Airman Brings ‘Simple’ Message to VMI

Lt. Col. Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse II came to Virginia Military Institute for the second time in a year and not only spoke to a full Gillis Theater, but also spent time with cadets, visiting barracks, having lunch in Crozet Hall, and spending a few hours in the VMI Museum.