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VMI Board of Visitors Wraps Up Academic Year

The VMI Board of Visitors recently concluded their spring meetings. The Board approved the Institute’s fiscal year 2023 budget, set tuition and fees for the 2022-23 academic year, and received updates on academics, athletics, and cadet life.

Vergie Moore is led through applauding crowd by Commandant Col. Bogart

VMI Employee Retires After Five Decades

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” When Steve Jobs made that oft repeated quote, he could have been referring to Vergie Moore, who for nearly 56 years, has loved her job. Moore is finally retiring from Virginia Military Institute, the only place she has ever worked.

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Board of Visitors Honors Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62

The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors has bestowed upon its former superintendent, Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III ’62, the title Superintendent Emeritus and will name the upcoming leadership development building for VMI’s 14th superintendent.

Tracy Walder former CIA officer and FBI special agent Courageous Leadership Speaker series

Former CIA Officer and FBI Special Agent Shares Leadership Insights

The VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics welcomed former CIA officer and FBI special agent Tracy Walder as the final speaker in the Courageous Leadership Speaker series of the spring 2022 season.

Dr. Mohamed Azab discusses the cyber defense internship program with local media. -VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Cyber Defense Lab High School Internship

The Computer Information Sciences Cyber Defense Lab at Virginia Military Institute offered a paid, fully immersive high school internship program, provided through a matching grant from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) during Spring semester.

Col. Brad Coleman ’95 remarks on his time with John A. Adams ’71 during a ceremony in Memorial Garden April 22.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Adams Center Celebrates New Space

The John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis is now in its own, dedicated space in Scott Shipp Hall, which was celebrated with a reception on April 22.

Chris Hulburt ’22 presents his senior thesis in Scott Shipp Hall during Honors Week.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Cadet Researches Contributions of 19th Century African-Americans at VMI

Christopher Hulburt ’22 researched contributions of 19th Century African-Americans at VMI in senior thesis “Unearthed Contributors: African-Americans at Virginia Military Institute, 1839-1851.”

Jim Kavanaugh, commencement speaker for 2022

CEO of World Wide Technology to Address Class of 2022

James “Jim” Kavanaugh, the co-founder and chief executive officer of World Wide Technology (WWT), will address the Class of 2022 during the commencement ceremony at Virginia Military Institute on Monday, May 16. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in Foster Stadium.

Free Cyber Defense Lab Workshop for Middle and High School Students

The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will host a CyberSmart workshop for high school students June 6-10 and for middle school students June 13-17. Registration is open until May 16 or until all spots are filled.

Cadet EMTs pose in front of a firetruck and ambulance at Lexington Fire Department.—VMI Photo by Eric Moore.

Cadet EMTs Provide Comfort and Care as Volunteers in Community

Every day, a group of cadets volunteer as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) on post to provide life-saving medical care in emergency situations. In addition to their efforts on post, several cadet EMTs volunteer in the community at places like the Lexington Fire Department (LFD).