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Col. Pongracz Sennyey

New Library Director Emphasizes Innovation, Collaboration

On Sept. 16, Col. Pongrácz Sennyey began his new job as director of Preston Library. “When I saw the job ad for VMI, and it emphasized innovation and collaboration, it piqued my attention,” Sennyey explained. “I know for a fact that innovation cannot happen without collaboration.”

 Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Miller

Jim Miller to serve as VMI’s Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

“I’m excited to welcome Jim Miller back to VMI,” said Maj. Gen. Wins, VMI’s 15th superintendent. “I know firsthand that he can compete and win at the highest levels. That’s exactly the type of leadership that we want leading our coaches and cadet-athletes.”

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85 received a large iron key to the main door of the 1816 state arsenal that preceded VMI. He is the fourth superintendent to have received the key.

Arsenal Key Symbol of Stewardship

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85 received a large iron key to the main door of the 1816 state arsenal that preceded VMI. He is the fourth superintendent to have received the key.

Chief of Staff Announcement, portrait of Dr. J.M. “John” Young

Dr. John Young to Serve as VMI Chief of Staff

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85 has named Dr. J.M. “John” Young to be Virginia Military Institute’s next chief of staff. VMI’s chief of staff is responsible for coordination, control, and integration of Institute priorities and issues.

Cadets participating in the 9/11 memorial stair climb, an annual commemoration sponsored by the VMI Firefighting Club that involves climbing 110 flights of stairs, the heights of the two World Trade Center towers that were hit.

VMI Pays Tribute on 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

On the weekend marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Institute paid tribute to those individuals who lost their lives with a variety of observances involving many members of the VMI community.

Sgt. Maj. William T. “Tom” Sowers passed the VMI regimental flag to Watjen, who then passed it to Wins.

Wins Inaugurated as VMI Superintendent

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85 was inaugurated as Virginia Military Institute’s 15th superintendent Friday, Sept. 10, and honored with a parade by the Corps of Cadets and a reception in Marshall Hall.

Drone photo of Post

VMI Again Ranked Highly by Major Publications

VMI has retained its high placing among the nation’s best colleges, according to 2022 college rankings released this fall by nationwide publications.

Maj. Gen. Wins '85 at the podium addressing cadets, faculty, and staff at the Fall 2021 VMI Convocation. —VMI Photo by Kelly Nye

Wins Calls for Unity, Resolve, and Honor at Academic Convocation

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85, soon to be inaugurated as Virginia Military Institute’s 15th superintendent, addressed cadets, faculty, and staff gathered in Cameron Hall earlier today for the Institute’s academic convocation, the ceremonial beginning of its 182nd year.

Cole Bordonie ’20 thanks the Baur family for their many contributions to his career path.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Baur Exercise Physiology Lab Dedicated

Family legacies at VMI are not uncommon, but most of them involve graduating from the Institute, passing down the family uniform, or even living in the same barracks room. The Baurs have a more direct legacy- A member of the family has taught a course on exercise physiology since 1989.

Lt. Col. Pennie Ticen to speak on With Good Reason

VMI English Professor to Speak on ‘With Good Reason’

Lt. Col. Pennie Ticen, associate professor of English at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the sometimes controversial British-American author Salman Rushdie on public radio’s With Good Reason Sept. 4-10, in an episode titled “Reading and Writing Ourselves.”