SUBIACO, Ark. — Groundbreaking for a new student residence facility to be named Fuhrmann Hall took place Oct. 5 on the campus of Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Ark. Construction of the hall is expected to be completed for the 2015-16 academic year. The structure will house 42 student beds and two full size quarters for dormitory deans with a total area of 18,000 square feet.
The two- level facility will feature a large gathering space and banquet facility that will accommodate 400 guests.
The exterior of the building will feature stone from the Abbey quarry.
Abbot Jerome announced, prior to the ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of the 42-bed student residential facility on October 5, 2014, certain persons for special recognition.
“Father Bruno Fuhrmann is representing the Fuhrmann family*. Donors of the major gifts which made this construction possible are John and Steve Schmitz and Don and Karen Yandell. Representing Subiaco Academy are Headmaster Matt Stengel and two representatives of the student community, Grant McKenzie, president of the Student Council, and Logan Kremer, president of the senior class.
“Besides those wielding the shovels we also want to recognize Steve Schmitz for his generous and unflagging work as the Campaign Chairman, and working with him in the critical role of local leadership and guidance of the campaign on a daily basis for two years: Glenn Constantino and Linda Freeman in our development office.
“We recognize Architect Wallie Sprick and Contractor Leo Anhalt, and the local building committee who worked with them.
“We are grateful to them and to all who by their prayer, counsel, and encouragement have helped us arrive at this important moment. May God bless them all.”
Eleven descendants of Anna Maria and Henry Fuhrmann made their vows at Subiaco Abbey. These include Fr. Joseph Fuhrmann, OSB, Fr. David Flusche, OSB, Fr. Aloys Fuhrmann, OSB, Fr. Leo Koesler, OSB, Fr. Bruno Fuhrmann, OSB, Fr. Nicholas Fuhrmann, OSB, Fr. Vincent Orth, OSB, Br. Henry Fuhrmann, OSB, Br. Michael Fuhrmann, OSB, Br. Louis Fuhrmann, OSB, and Br. Vincent Klein, OSB.