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Library News

An Interview with COL Pongracz Sennyey
2022-02-23
Enjoy this special interview with Preston Library's new Director, COL Pongracz Sennyey! What brought you to VMI?  I was the associate director at Furman University and then I moved to Texas, where I became the director of the library at St. Edwards University for the better part of a ...

General Lemuel C. Shepherd, VMI class of 1917
2022-02-10
Today is General Lemuel C. Shepherd’s birthday. Shepherd, a member of the class of 1917, commissioned in the United States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant following his graduation from VMI. During his 39 year career in the Marines, General Shepherd served in World War I, World War II, and t...

Enjoy Winter Furlough!
2021-12-20
Following the demands of the fall semester and a week of exams, Winter Furlough allows cadets to get away from Post, take a break from their busy schedules, and enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Today’s cadets may be especially appreciative of the Winter Furlough after learning that i...

VMI's Ring Figure - A History
2021-11-19
The tradition of class rings at VMI is nearly as old as the Institute itself. Over the years, the time at which cadets received their rings, the presentation ceremonies and related events, and even the class rings themselves have changed considerably. Members of the class of 1848 designed the first...

Founders Day & Veterans Day
2021-11-11
At VMI, November 11 is Founders Day for the Institute. Nationally, November 11 is Veterans Day. Read on for information on both! Founders Day 180 years ago today, the Virginia Military Institute began its unique military education system when 25 young men from Virginia enrolled as the first ...

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