Virginia Military Institute announces graduates

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia, recently announced that 249 cadets have graduated this spring. Among those graduates was Corielle W. Parsons of Rockford, who received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Her graduating honors include Navy/Marine Corps Commission and the Chesty Puller Award. Cadet Parsons’ parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parsons.

VMI, which has an enrollment of more than 1,300 cadets, is the nation’s oldest state-supported military college. U.S. News and World Report has ranked VMI among the top three undergraduate public liberal arts colleges for the last seven years.

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