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With the first hint of warm weather, the spring semester ramped up with guest speakers and special events. From the Military Ball in February to the Change of Command Ceremony in May, cadets had many reasons to celebrate their accomplishments and the Corps traditions.

Three alumni returned to campus on Feb. 15 for the Black Corps Alumni Panel.
Three alumni returned to campus on Feb. 15 for the Black Corps Alumni Panel. They were, from left, Casey M. Roberts ’06, principal at Smithfield High School; Beverly Henderson Davis ’80, retired from the U.S. Air Force and now a doctoral student at the University of San Francisco; and Air Force Maj. Ernest Cage ’02, commander of the 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Army Capt. Thomas Lenz ’08, at left, and Marine Lt. Austin Dickey ’15 spoke to cadets during the spring Gunfighter Panel on Feb. 16.

Army Capt. Thomas Lenz ’08, at left, and Marine Lt. Austin Dickey ’15 spoke to cadets during the spring Gunfighter Panel on Feb. 16.
Army Capt. Thomas Lenz ’08, at left, and Marine Lt. Austin Dickey ’15 spoke to cadets during the spring Gunfighter Panel on Feb. 16.

Junior cadets formed a “17” on the dance floor at this year’s Ring Dance on March 24.

Junior cadets formed a “17” on the dance floor at this year’s Ring Dance on March 24.
Junior cadets formed a “17” on the dance floor at this year’s Ring Dance on March 24.

Best-selling author, presidential historian for CNN, and Rice University Professor of History Douglas Brinkley gave the Cutchins Distinguished Lecture on April 6.

Best-selling author, presidential historian for CNN, and Rice University Professor of History Douglas Brinkley gave the Cutchins Distinguished Lecture on April 6.
Best-selling author, presidential historian for CNN, and Rice University Professor of History Douglas Brinkley gave the Cutchins Distinguished Lecture on April 6.

First-year cadets and their training cadre completed the second leg of the Caldwell March on April 15.

Cadets march through the woods.
First-year cadets and their training cadre completed the second leg of the Caldwell March on April 15.

Cadets stood guard at the April 16 Memorial during the 2017 Day of Remembrance that marked the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy.

Cadets stand guard at the April 16 Memorial
Cadets stood guard at the April 16 Memorial during the 2017 Day of Remembrance that marked the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy.

Cadet Mairead Novak ’18 accepted command of the regiment from Maj. Gen. Randal D. Fullhart during the April 29 Change of Command Parade on the Drillfield. Novak will replace the spring regimental commander, Cassandra Davis ’17, at far right.

Cadet Mairead Novak ’18 accepted command of the regiment from Maj. Gen. Randal D. Fullhart
Cadet Mairead Novak ’18 accepted command of the regiment from Maj. Gen. Randal D. Fullhart during the April 29 Change of Command Parade on the Drillfield. Novak will replace the spring regimental commander, Cassandra Davis ’17, at far right.

The Highty-Tighties traveled to Washington, D.C., to march in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on April 7.

The Highty-Tighties march past the White House.
The Highty-Tighties traveled to Washington, D.C., to march in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on April 7.

Easley Smith ’45 participated in the classes of 2017 and 2018 Class Champion Dinner and Social on April 17 at Owens Dining Hall. Here he poses with, from left, Cadets Leah Roberts ’16, Kylie Carroll ’16, and Colleen McGovern ’17.

Easley Smith ’45 poses with, from left, Cadets Leah Roberts ’16, Kylie Carroll ’16, and Colleen McGovern ’17.
Easley Smith ’45 participated in the classes of 2017 and 2018 Class Champion Dinner and Social on April 17 at Owens Dining Hall. Here he poses with, from left, Cadets Leah Roberts ’16, Kylie Carroll ’16, and Colleen McGovern ’17.

On May 4, the Highty-Tighties’ newest alumni from the class of 2017 gathered for a final time before graduation at the annual Highty-Tighty Banquet.

On May 4, the Highty-Tighties’ newest alumni from the class of 2017 gathered for a final time before graduation at the annual Highty-Tighty Banquet.
On May 4, the Highty-Tighties’ newest alumni from the class of 2017 gathered for a final time before graduation at the annual Highty-Tighty Banquet.

Members of the Old Guard took a tour of Upper Quad during their reunion on May 18.

Alumni gather around a model of Upper Quad.
Members of the Old Guard took a tour of Upper Quad during their reunion on May 18.

Cadets participated in laying a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets wreath at the Virginia War Memorial for Memorial Day on May 29. They are pictured with Adjutant General for the Commonwealth of Virginia Maj. Gen. Tim Williams '85, second from right.

Cadets are pictured with Adjutant General for the Commonwealth of Virginia Maj. Gen. Tim Williams '85, second from right.
Cadets participated in laying a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets wreath at the Virginia War Memorial for Memorial Day on May 29. They are pictured with Adjutant General for the Commonwealth of Virginia Maj. Gen. Tim Williams '85, second from right.