Guidon - Significant Dates

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  1. Olin and Preston Institute opens
    1851
  2. Morrill Land Grant Act (July 2)
    1862
  3. Preston and Olin Institute chartered with collegiate powers
    1869
  4. Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College established as a land grant institution
    1872
  5. VTCC organized as one battalion with two companies
    1872
  6. First Corps trip (Richmond) was for the unveiling of the Jackson Monument
    1875
  7. All students required to live on campus
    1881
  8. Military system firmly established
    1882
  9. Cadet Band organized
    1892
  10. First football game played
    1892
  11. Original colors adopted (cadet gray and black)
    1892
  12. First VMI game played 
    1894
  13. First Bugle published
    1895
  14. "Polytechnic Institute" added to name of college
    1896
  15. Current school colors (Chicago maroon and burnt orange) adopted
    1896
  16. Motto "Ut Prosim" adopted
    1896
  17. University Coat of Arms adopted
    1896
  18. Corps petitions governor for active military service Bandsmen and Director enlist as Regimental Band, 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment
    1898
  19. First out-of-state Corps Trip (Buffalo, New York) was to the Pan American Exposition
    1901
  20. Honor System established
    1908
  21. First basketball game played
    1909
  22. Living turkey first attends football game as mascot
    1913
  23. First Guidon published as the YMCA Handbook (Rat Bible)
    1916
  24. First ROTC unit established (Army)
    1917
  25. VTCC enlisted as a unit of the regular Army and Navy Reserve
    1918
  26. Band first called Highty Tighties
    1919
  27. Virginia Tech designated as one of the nations "Distinguished Military Colleges"
    1919
  28. Females admitted for the first time as full-time students
    1921
  29. First Regiment organized
    1922
  30. First female receives degree (Mary E. Brumfield)
    1923
  31. Only two years of Corps Mandatory
    1924
  32. Future Farms of Virginia (later FFA) founded at VPI by Walter S. Newman
    1926
  33. Civilian Student Union formed 
    1930
  34. First Ring Dance (for Class of 1935)
    1934
  35. Honor Court established
    1935
  36. VTCC organized as a brigade of two regiments (five battalions)
    1942
  37. Radford State Teacher's College becomes VPI Women's Division until 1964
    1944
  38. Air Force ROTC detachment established
    1946
  39. "Rad-Tech" campus (Radford Army Arsenal) closed
    1949
  40. Cooperative Education Program established
    1952
  41. BOV appointed first full-time Commandant since WWI
    1952
  42. First African American student admitted (Irving L. Peddrew)
    1953
  43. First African American student graduates (Charles L. Yates)
    1958
  44. First costumed Gobbler
    1962
  45. Corps of Cadets becomes a voluntary option
    1964
  46. Cadets and civilians unite to form one student government
    1966
  47. First African American student to receive athletic grant-in-aid (Jerry Gaines)
    1967
  48. Female students outnumber cadets for the first time
    1968
  49. "and State University" added to VPI's name
    1970
  50. Females admitted to the Corps of Cadets and organized into L Squadron
    1973
  51. Highty Tighty Alumni Association established
    1975
  52. Service academies admit females
    1976
  53. Smalled corps since 1902 (325 cadets enrolled)
    1977
  54. Cadet dorms become the first co-ed dorms on campus
    1981
  55. Naval ROTC detachment established
    1983
  56. First African American Regimental Commander (Derek A. Jeffries '86)
    1985
  57. First Female Regimental Commander (Denise A. Shuster '88)
    1987
  58. White Shirt introduced
    1987
  59. Company Commanders given rank of Cadet Major
    1990
  60. Staff designators eliminated
    1990
  61. The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni Inc. (VTCCA) is established
    1991
  62. First Female Drum Major (Lori L. Keck '92)
    1991
  63. Camouflage Pattern Battle Dress Uniform adopted as Cadet field uniform, replacing OD green "Pickle Bag" fatigues
    1993
  64. Cadet eligible to earn a minor in Leadership Studies
    1995
  65. The Corps begins awarding Emerging Leader Scholarships
    1995
  66. The Major General W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development is established
    1996
  67. 3rd Battalion stands up with the addition of India and Kilo, with the inclusion of Band Company
    1998
  68. First Pylon Dedication Ceremony honoring the death of Army 1st Lt. Jeffrey Kaylor, class of 2001 (November 1)
    2003
  69. First Female African-American Regimental Commander (Christina Royal, '06)
    2005
  70. First foreign national, Adnan Barqaqi of Kuwait, to serve as the Regimental Commander (earned his citizenship prior to graduating in 2009)
    2008
  71. Shultz Dining Hall closes
    2012
  72. Band Company splits into two sections
    2012
  73. Lima Company stands up as a new addition to 3rd Battalion
    2012
  74. Multicam is introduced to replace the Battle Dress Uniform
    2012
  75. The Highty-Tighties win the St. Patrick's Day Parade competition in New York City, the largest of its kind in the world
    2012
  76. The VTCC rises to its largest number since 1968, with 1066 cadets
    2012
  77. Rasche Hall, built in 1897 as Barracks No. 2, closed its doors for the final time.  It is slated for replacement, during which time 2nd Battalion will be housed in Eggleston Hall
    2013

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