More than 50 new members of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the National Leadership Honor Society, were initiated on the evening of Nov. 9. ODK activities took a halt in the height of the coronavirus pandemic, but the members are thrilled to be back to serving the community.
Just between Founders Day and Ring Figure, two signature events at VMI, Gov. Ralph Northam ’81 visited post on the evening of Nov. 15. Northam joined faculty, staff, and the entire Corps of Cadets in Cameron Hall, where he addressed the audience.
Following the speech to the Corps of Cadets by Gov. Ralph Northam '81, Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85, VMI superintendent, sat down for an interview with Mr. Ian Shapira from the Washington Post.
Exciting construction projects continue to move forward for VMI, which is certainly no secret to those driving on Route 11 through post. The Corps Physical Training Facility Phase III, the Aquatic Center, is a $44 million project that began in December 2020 with one more year of work scheduled.
Virginia Military Institute celebrated the 182nd anniversary of the Institute’s founding on a mild Nov. 11. The day was filled with pageantry, athleticism, and gratitude.
The Cadet Battery has existed since 1848, except for a small period between the end of the Civil War and 1875, making it the oldest operating organization at VMI beyond the Corps itself.
This academic year, 2nd Class cadets majoring in civil and environmental engineering (CEE) are the first to experience lab classes purposely designed to teach engineering as it’s encountered in the real world and make better use of the academic day.
Christina Skaggs ’22, an English major from Manassas, Virginia, is one of less than 10 Class of ’22 Naval ROTC midshipmen across the nation selected to serve as a Surface Warfare Information Professional Officer (SWO-IP).
Named for the Institute’s 14th superintendent, Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III ’62, the Peay Merit Scholarships are designed to reward excellence across all three domains of the VMI experience—academics, athletics, and the military—by providing selected cadets with a full-ride scholarship.
Retired Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia brought inspirational words on the value of service above self to Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall. His talk concluded VMI’s 12th Annual Leadership and Ethics Conference. Bellavia is VMI’s 2021 H. B. Johnson Jr. ’26 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker.