Volunteer Leadership Resources

The work of the VMI Alumni Association could not be accomplished if not for the efforts of our unbelievable volunteer leaders. Here you will find a number of resources that will equip you to serve VMI in a volunteer capacity.

Whether you are a prospective chapter president looking for guidance on how to start a new chapter, a tenured chapter president looking to improve your chapter, an alumnus or alumna volunteering in support of admissions or just looking for different ways to get involved with VMI Alumni Association initiatives in your area, this page is meant to help you.

If you have any questions about any of the resources available on this page, please contact us in Moody Hall.

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Chapter Leader Resources

All links below are downloadable PDFs.

Chapter President Handbook: See detailed information on procedures and general operations for chapter presidents.

Chapter Start-Up Guide: Thinking about starting your own chapter? Here’s where to start.

Setting Up Events: Learn how the Alumni Association can help you set up and get the word out about your chapter event.

Social Media Guide: Trying to get the best turnout? See how we can help via social media.

Alumni Volunteer Recruiting Resources

Advantages and Overview: See the major advantages of a VMI education.

At a Glance: See a one-sheet preview of the VMI college experience.

Class of 2026 Profile: A by-the-numbers breakdown of the most recent VMI class.

Financial Aid: Get a brief overview of the financial aid process.

Majors and Minors: Learn more about all of the majors, minors and concentrations available to cadets.

Parent Overview: Discover what makes the VMI experience unique.

Recruiters Guide & Training Manual: Find out how to properly recruit new cadets.

ROTC at VMI: Read about one of the leading ROTC programs in the United States.

Women at VMI: Read more about life as a female cadet.

Viewbook: Take a look inside the VMI Viewbook.

Want to learn more?

If you have questions about hosting a chapter event, contact Justin Tammelin ’09. For more information regarding alumni volunteer recruiting, contact Brandon Bissell ’98.

  • Justin Tammelin

    Justin Tammelin '09 Director of Alumni Engagement

    The director of alumni engagement assists with the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni chapter involvement and engagement to the Institute and the Alumni Association. The director of alumni engagement also works to support our alumni chapters as well as other stakeholders on post including the office of career services and the commandant’s office.

    Brandon Bissell

    Brandon Bissell '98 Director of Alumni Outreach

    The director of alumni outreach will be responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni engagement and involvement with VMI and the Alumni Association. Further, this position will assist the chief operating officer in being the face of the VMI Alumni Association at various events and engagements around the country.