Alumni Review 2014 Issue 3

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Award, was presented to Jonathan Reardon who completed his VMI career with a cumulative grade-point average of 4.0. He graduated with Institute honors, attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, with a concentration in aerospace engineering and a minor in mathematics. Cabell Willis received the Second JacksonHope Medal for second highest attainment in scholarship, accompanied by the Colonel Sterling Murray Heflin 1916 Academic Proficiency Award. Willis is a distinguished graduate with Institute honors, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.979. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with minors in writing, French and philosophy. Lastly, the Society of the Cincinnati Medal, accompanied by the Richard J. Marshall and Sumter L. Lowry Awards, was presented to Weston Stuart Hitchcock, who graduated with distinction, attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies. The medal is presented to a graduate who has displayed efficiency of service and excellence of character. The Class of 2014 matriculated in August 2010 with 501 members and graduated with 291 – 146 of which will be commissioned in the armed forces by the end of summer 2014. Twenty-six cadets from other classes joined the Class of 2014, resulting in 317 total graduates. This graduation has a special distinction, as well, falling immediately after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market, May 15th.

Valedictorian Cameron Armstrong, a physics and mathematics double major from Woodstock, Georgia, inspired fellow cadets with his address.

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed the Class of 2014 in commencement exercises in Cameron Hall.

Editor’s Note: The preceding article and related photos were provided by VMI Communications and Marketing.

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