The latest alumni town hall meeting, held May 4 via Zoom, included an update from Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins ’85, superintendent, and special guest Scott Wachenheim, head Keydet football coach and National Coach of the Year. The town hall was hosted by Thom Brashears ’95, Alumni Association chief operating officer.
Wins highlighted several cadets, including Brady Biller ’21, who recently went viral on Facebook with a post about why VMI is important and “worth it”; Troy Smith ’21, the 2020-21 regimental commander, who graduated with a 4.0 GPA in computer science and commissioned into the U.S. Army; Jordan Ward ’21, Honor Court vice president and Three-Legged Stool winner; and Cadet Kasey Meredith ’22, 2021-22 regimental commander.
He discussed graduation week activities, admissions numbers for the fall and the admissions process, COVID-19 numbers and vaccinations, recent media articles, and the equity audit from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the upcoming report.
Wins answered several alumni questions and was then followed by who he called “the man of the hour … National Coach of the Year Scott Wachenheim.” Wachenheim spoke on several topics, including VMI’s core values, which are mirrored with the football team’s values and culture.
The next town hall is scheduled for July 6, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. The June town hall is canceled, since key participants will not be available, Brashears said. Reminders are emailed a few days before the event. For questions, contact Brashears at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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