In the final days before Thanksgiving furlough, the Class of 2023 celebrated Ring Figure Nov. 18 and 19. Things seemed mostly back to normal after last year’s Ring Figure was missing some key elements of the celebration like the Ring Figure ball, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jeremiah Gaulding ’22 is an electrical and computer engineering major from Newport News, Virginia. After graduation, he plans on commissioning into the Air Force or Space Force. This past summer, he completed an internship at Newport News Shipbuilding.
When Emily Hattman ‘22 first arrived at VMI, she wasn’t planning on staying long. Matriculation was a “big shock.” Quickly, though, she met a great group of friends, and these relationships encouraged her to stay at VMI.
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.