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Retired Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia speaking at 12th Annual Leadership and Ethics Conference. VMI photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin

Only Living Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal of Honor Recipient Brings Message to VMI

Retired Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia brought inspirational words on the value of service above self to Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall. His talk concluded VMI’s 12th Annual Leadership and Ethics Conference. Bellavia is VMI’s 2021 H. B. Johnson Jr. ’26 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker.

Cadets participating in table discussion

Leadership Conference Focuses on Citizen-Leaders

The 12th annual VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference, “Evolving Civic Leadership: Citizenship and Social Responsibility” brought more than 160 participants and several universities from across the nation to the table to talk about current hot-button topics and hear from inspirational speakers.

VMI diving team poses with coach, Col. Tom Timmes ’92

Tight-Knit Group of Cadet-Athletes Dive into Competition

A smaller program on post, the diving team is coached by Col. Tom Timmes ’92. Under his direction, the team has grown to the current roster of nine divers, the majority of whom walked on to the team with no previous diving experience.

Members of theatre company on stage

VMI Theatre to Celebrate "50th Plus 2" Anniversary in 2022

Since 1970, VMI Theatre has been a continuing source of live stage entertainment for cadets, VMI faculty and staff, and community. The coronavirus pandemic sidelined the VMI Theatre 50th Anniversary celebration in 2020, but this milestone celebration has been rescheduled spring 2022.

Yearbook staff members posing with copy of The Bomb and cameras. Left to Right: Alexis Wade, Katie Feng, Christina Skaggs, Jessica Hankin

Yearbook Staff Encapsulates Everything VMI Has to Offer

For 136 years, the yearbook staff has carried a long and proud legacy of documenting life at VMI through the "Bomb". Capturing the highs and lows of the Corps in each "Bomb" takes a lot of planning and dedication from the cadets leading the charge.

Speaker Announcement, David Bellavia, Retired Army Staff Sergeant

Only Living Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal of Honor Recipient to Speak at VMI

Retired Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia will give an inspirational talk on service above self on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall. His talk will be open to the public. Bellavia is VMI’s 2021 H. B. Johnson Jr. ’26 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker.

VMI Logo and Post

2021-22 New and Promoted Faculty

Brig. Gen. Robert “Bob” Moreschi, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, has announced the promotion and granting of tenure to several faculty members.

History of logo changes at VMI

VMI Logos Have Changed with the Times

At VMI, the familiar spider-shaped logo made out of the intertwined letters is as familiar to members of the Institute community as the shape of the barracks seen through morning fog.

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.”