On June 10, the Keydet Club held its annual Leadership Outing in Lexington. More than 200 alumni and friends leading the continued efforts in support of VMI’s intercollegiate athletic program attended the event, which always coincides with the spring meeting of the Keydet Club Board of Governors. The day kicked off with tennis and golf at the Lexington Golf & Country Club, with more than 125 participating, followed by lunch, after which many enjoyed sporting clays at the Quail Ridge Sporting Club.
That evening, the attendees and their guests attended a dinner in Marshall Hall at which they visited with Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85, superintendent, and heard from Andrew C. Deal ’12, VMI Keydet Club chief operating officer; Bland Massie ’77, Keydet Club Board of Governors president; and Jim Miller, interim director of intercollegiate athletics, about the state of the Institute, the integral role of athletics in the VMI experience, and the future of the athletic program.
The event is an important milestone in any year at VMI, as it is the final Agencies-related event held on post. But there is more to it, of course. “This event brings together people who share a love of VMI and a willingness to be leaders in support of its athletic program and its coaches, staff, and cadet-athletes,” said Deal. “It also gives the leaders and staff of the Keydet Club, as well as the Institute’s leaders, the opportunity to thank them for their philanthropy which fosters excellence on every team. Finally, it starts to build enthusiasm for our teams during the coming year.”
Scott Belliveau '83 Communications Officer - Executive Projects
The communications officer supports the strategy for all communications, including web content, public relations messages and collateral pieces in order to articulate and promote the mission of the VMI Alumni Agencies and promote philanthropy among varied constituencies.