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Cadet Credits VMI Training for Quick Response in an Emergency

Excited to see family and loved ones over furlough and take a break from classes, Adam Gild '24 never expected to find himself in the middle of a life-or-death first aid situation on the side of a highway. Gild credits his VMI training for developing the mental fortitude to respond to a man in need.

Kasey Meredith ’22, regimental commander leads VMI cadets in inaugural parade for Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Virginia’s 74th governor.

Cadets March in Inaugural Parade

The VMI Corps of Cadets proudly participated in the inaugural ceremony of Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Virginia’s 74th governor, which is a tradition at VMI for nearly every class.

John Wang ‘22

Family Inspiration Leads to Law School Aspirations

John Wang '22 is a psychology major who grew up in Taiwan and California. After graduation, he hopes to go to law school like his uncle, John Kao '91. On post, Wang currently serves as an assistant investigator for the OGA.

Cadets throw their gloves in celebration of their commencement.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin

VMI Celebrates December Graduates

Just shy of 40 cadets crossed the stage in Memorial Hall during the commencement ceremony on Dec. 21. This semester’s graduates and their guests heard from Lara Tyler Chambers ’03, vice president of the VMI Board of Visitors.

Allie Sassaman '22 and Kasey Meredith, VMI Corps of Cadet's Regimental Commander, pose for photo after being selected for highly competitive Cyberspace Officer Contracts in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Two Naval ROTC Marine Option midshipmen selected for Cyberspace Officer contracts in the Marine Corps.

Allie Sassaman '22 and Kasey Meredith '22 were selected by the U.S. Marine Corps for two of only five Cyberspace Officer contracts given nationally.

Group for former Keydets and others gather to celebrate 40 years at Cameron Hall.

Cameron Hall Turns 40

VMI community and guests celebrate Cameron Hall's 40th year. The first basketball game held in Cameron Hall was on Dec. 5, 1981 against University of Virginia. A 4th Class cadet named Cedric Wins became the first Keydet player to score in Cameron Hall. Now he's the Institute's 15th Superintendent.

Fatoumata Diallo ’23, Wesley Barbara ’23, Joshua Kent ’24, and Kyle Bordeaux ’22 pose with VMI flag.—Photo provided by E. Sean Lanier ’94.

Air Force ROTC Cadets Attend The National Security & Foreign Policy Leadership Briefing

“Each guest speaker offered a wide range of expertise on various topics ranging from Anglo-American relations to leadership from the cockpit of a high-performance jet,” Wesley Barbara ’23 said. “I look forward to implementing everything I learned.”

Whitney Edwards-Roberson ‘22—VMI photo by Eric Moore

Cadet Represents All of SoCon at NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum

Whitney Edwards-Roberson ‘22 traveled to Houston to represent all SoCon athletes at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum. A four-year soccer player and former team captain, she is hoping to continue her education and potentially work in sports marketing upon graduation.

Lisa Tracy shows Maj. Jeff Kozak a copy of the Baltimore Sun from May 1963 featuring Maj. Gen. Charles E. Kilbourne, VMI Class of 1894, meeting President John F. Kennedy.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Kilbourne Papers Now Preserved at VMI

Lisa Tracy, a granddaughter of VMI’s sixth superintendent Maj. Gen. Charles E. Kilbourne, VMI Class of 1894, had no idea what treasures hid in her attic. Not until Col. Diane Jacob, then head of VMI archives, asked her to check.

Photo of VMI cadets posing in front of conference at the 2021 SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF).

“SURFers” Share Research Projects

Maj. Sarah Patterson and Maj. Blain Patterson from the Department of Applied Mathematics had the privilege of accompanying 11 cadets as they presented their research on a variety of topics, ranging from identifying glycans with neural networks to women in counterterrorism.