Marion Military Institute

MMI Alumni Office

A message from our new Alumni Director, Mrs. O'Neal Crawford Holmes

Over my past three years here on staff, my admiration for MMI has grown exponentially. Even though I did not attend school here, MMI has been a fixture in my life. My dad, cousins, husband and father-in-law have all attended this beloved Institute. 

I was fortunate to work very closely with Brandon Taylor ’97, during his tenure as alumni director and am happy to build on the momentum he brought to the position. This past year, we have seen the Alumni Brigade almost double in membership, give back generously to the Corps of Cadets, and embark on its most ambitious project: The Race to 500 Lifetime Membership Campaign to fund the QM Renovation.

If you haven’t been involved with MMI lately, I invite you to reconnect with us, whether at a local event or dropping us a line via email ( or here on facebook. We want to keep you informed of the latest and greatest happenings on campus.
While a part of the job as Alumni Director consists of coordinating events and developing relationships with Alumni and Friends of MMI, a very big part is connecting with alumni across all ages over shared experiences while at MMI. So, I an effort to earn some credit…..I decided to participate in cadet activities throughout this year—starting with the Spring recruit cycle. Check out my blog called "Out of Step" where I will document my experiences over the next year.

As we start a new year, I look forward to meeting many more former cadets and serving you as alumni director. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas by email, phone, or text.

O’Neal Crawford Holmes
Director of Alumni and Community Affairs
334-683-2350 (office)
205-292-7515 (cell)



Class Note

MMI Alumni: submit your "class note" for inclusion in the biannual Pass in Review magazine. Notes will also be saved in your alumni record. We love to hear from our former cadets!

Feel free to write about recent promotions, career moves, family updates, military service, honors and awards, further education or hobbies.

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