The Parents Council was established to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and information between parents, cadets and Institute officials; create an organization to formulate and administer plans and projects; bring the parents of cadets into closer association with VMI; aid in the growth and development of the VMI Foundation; and to assist the Institute in providing for the welfare and development of cadets. Members of the Council are selected from parents of cadets in the upper three classes.
The Parents Council is overseen by the President and the Vice President-Elect. There are four main committees in the Council: Activities, Communications, Society of Friends and Family and Recruiting.
Bill and Jean Bacci
Bacci, William R – Class of 2013
John & Drusie Milford
Shehan, William – Class of 2014
The Activities Committee members enthusiastically support the Summer Transition Program or summer orientation programs, assist with matriculation, interact with parents, and provide the new council member orientation.
Curt and Jennifer Groat
Groat, Blaine B.R. – Class of 2013
Barefoot, Christopher – Class of 2014
The Communications Committee members work to help the flow of information between parents and VMI.
Society of Friends and Family
Society of Friends and Family Co-Chairs
John and Kathy Wulfken
Wulfken, Philip J. – Class of 2013
Society of Family and Friends Vice-Chairs
Darrell & Karen Newcomb
Newcomb, Collin – Class of 2014
The Society of VMI Family and Friends was established in order to provide opportunities for alumni, non-alumni family and friends to become engaged with the life of the Institute and to help foster the ideals and traditions of the Institute. Membership is an annual contribution of $25 for current parents and $100 for all others in any component of VMI annual giving (unrestricted gifts to either the VMI Keydet Club or the VMI Foundation).
To join, visit the Family and Friends site, Family & Friends On-Line Giving. For more information on becoming a member of The VMI Family or rejoining, please contact the Society of VMI Family and Friends Coordinator at the VMI Foundation, 1-800-444-1839. If you wish to make a gift and mail it to the Foundation, click here.
Society of VMI Family and Friends members coordinate fund raising activities with the VMI Foundation and help educate parents about VMI's needs and financial resources.
Rebecca Rivas Rebecca.A.Rivas@altria.com
Rivas, John – Class of 2012
Tynan & Debbie Dawson VABasket@aol.com
Dawson, Abigail – Class of 2014
Recruiting Committee members participate in Admission Office Open House Weekends, visit high schools and Alumni Chapter recruiting activities.