Marty Gordon
Contributing writer

Virginia Military Institute has become very familiar to one Christiansburg family as the fall session gets underway. Molly Straub, 18, has become the latest to join the VMI ranks.


The Straub’s knows Virginia Military Institute very well as three members of the immediate family have graduated from there and another enrolled this fall. Pictured are: (from left) Joe (’65), Maggie (’16), Mollie (incoming freshman) and Charles (’63).

Her sister, Maggie, graduated in 2016 after being the first woman from Montgomery County and the second from the New River Valley to be accepted to the school.

Their father, Charlie, is a member of the class of 1963, and their uncle, Joe, was a member of the class of 1965. But the family connection doesn’t stop there. Molly’s grandfather, Charles, attended the school and is a member of the football hall of fame.

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