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Richard Hines ’66: Why I VMI

Richard Hines ’66


Richard Hines ’66 is a fourth generation alumnus of VMI. When he was considering colleges, his father told him, “If you want to get a good education, go to VMI.” In this video, Hines discusses the traits of character and integrity instilled in him during his time as a cadet, as well as the importance of giving to the VMI Foundation Fund to support the Corps of the present and of the future.

This interview is part of a larger video series called, “Why I VMI.” The videos feature alumni, students and faculty discussing their VMI story, and why they give their time, talent and treasure back to the Institute. Do you have a great story to tell? Send us an email at cheilman@vmiaa.org.

  • Christian Heilman

    Christian Heilman Director of Digital Content

    The director of digital content is responsible for creating original video and multimedia materials, as well as developing and editing web and digital content. The director is responsible for platform coordination and troubleshooting, to include the VMI Alumni Agencies’ primary websites, digital newsletter and other digital platforms.