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John O'Donnell presents his research in the Turman Room of Preston Library.

Honors Week Showcases Cadet Research

Nineteen cadets presented their research during Honors Week, with many choosing projects informed by the communities in which they grew up.

Cadets participate in Army Combat Fitness Test field trials.

‘VMI Leads the Way’

VMI’s ROTC unit is the only in the nation to participate in field testing the Army Combat Fitness Test that will soon be required for every U.S. Army soldier.

Alejandro Villanueva Speaks in Gillis Theater March 12.

Villanueva Speaks on Honor, Accountability

Decorated veteran and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva spoke yesterday as part of the Center for Leadership and Ethics’ Courageous Leadership series.

Lt. Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl lectures in Scott Shipp Hall.

Dimitrova-Grajzl Wins Outstanding Faculty Award

Lt. Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, associate professor of economics and business, was one of 13 recipients of the 2019 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award.

Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, addresses the Corps of Cadets in Cameron Hall shortly after receiving the Jonathan Myrick Daniels ’61 Humanitarian Award.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

‘Speak Up, Step Out’

Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children, encouraged the Corps of Cadets to see the world from another's perspective and follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Daniels ’61.

Alexander Alvarado speaks to Holden Fellows '20 at the VMI career fair.

Career Fair Offers Something for Every Cadet

This semester’s career and internship fair hosted over 60 employers and offered cadets a broader array of opportunities than ever before.

Carolyn Miles speaks with a group of children.

Save the Children CEO to Receive Daniels Award

Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, will receive the Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian Award March 6 in Cameron Hall.

VMI Band Front and Center for Mardi Gras

More than 130 cadets will perform in New Orleans' Endymion parade Saturday as 30,000 watch in person and hundreds of thousands tune in across the country.

Cadets carry Jack Marsh to his final resting place at New Market battlefield.

Marsh Remembered at New Market

VMI cadets performed the ceremonial duties as former Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr. was laid to rest Friday in a ceremony at New Market.

An architectural rendering of Preston Library's common area.

Library Renovation Set to Begin

A floor-by-floor renovation of VMI's Preston Library is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete at a cost of $19.2 million.

Brig. Gen. Mike Bissell '61 speaks during a ceremony honoring VMI alumni who are recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross.—VMI File Photo by Kevin Remington.

TAPS—Brig. Gen. Mike Bissell ’61

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death Feb. 7 of retired Brig. Gen N. Mike Bissell ’61.

John Marsh stands with Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III

Marsh Remembered for Long, Superb Service

John O. Marsh Jr., former Secretary of the Army for eight years in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, died Monday at the age of 92.

'Black Hawk Down' Veteran Talks Leadership

Cadets, VMI employees, and members of the community gathered last night to hear retired Army Maj. Jeffrey Struecker speak about fear, faith, loyalty, and leadership.

Cadets walk through the snow to class.

VMI Among Top Liberal Arts Colleges

The Institute ranks among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to Money magazine. VMI was the only publicly funded school included among the 10.

Cadets train on the VMI Parade Ground during fall 2018 field training exercises.

Hoopes Named Nation’s Top Army ROTC Cadet

For the second time in three years, a VMI cadet—Alec Hoopes ’19—has been ranked number one in the nation by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.

Richard Luck ’12 leads a tour through Luck Industries during the e-Club’s trip to Richmond.—Photo Courtesy of Dr. Dee Mornah.

e-Club Supports Cadet Entrepreneurs

Revitalized this year, the VMI e-Club brings together cadets of all majors who are interested in entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.

Members of the Institute Society dine in Marshall Hall Nov. 9.

Cadets Highlight VMI’s Impact

Cadets were on hand last Friday night to offer their appreciation to members of the Institute Society for their contributions to the Institute.

VMI cadets march in the Ranger Challenge competition.

Ranger Teams Rise to the Challenge

VMI fielded two Ranger Challenge teams at Fort Knox Oct. 24-28, finishing in second and third place overall. Their performance represents the best ever result in the military brigade competition.

Milana Hogan speaks to Leadership Conference participants in Gillis Theater.

Inaugural Wortham Speaker Shares Grit Insight

Milana Hogan spoke during the Leadership Conference today in Gillis Theater and was the first speaker in VMI’s Caroline Dawn Wortham ’12 lecture series.

Medal of Honor Recipient sits down with cadets over breakfast.

GRIT: Growth, Resilience, Integrity, and Tenacity

GRIT, as defined by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, is exemplified by growth, resilience, integrity, and tenacity—virtues on display at this year's Leadership Conference.