Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Topping-Off Ceremony


The signatures of Vol State faculty, staff and donors are now a permanent part of the new $30 million Humanities Building, currently under construction on the Gallatin campus. People had the opportunity to sign a beam that was used during a topping-off ceremony for the new building this week at Convocation. The beam was then raised by a crane and put into place.

The three-story structure  is officially named the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black Humanities Building. Lead gift donors Dr. David and U.S. Congressman Diane Black, who gave $1 million for the project, decided to share the naming with two well-known Sumner County families, John and Jane Steinhauer and Marion and Clara Rogan. Construction is due to be completed in summer of 2016. If everything goes as planned, classes will be held in the building in fall of 2016. When finished, the 88 thousand square foot facility will have 44 classrooms and labs, 56 faculty offices, a recording studio, music practice rooms, and an art gallery.

From left to right: Chris Steigerwald, Messer Construction; Tom Jones, Messer Construction; Jerry Faulkner, Vol State president; Alycia Ehlert, dean of Humanities; Karen Mitchell, vice-president of Resource Development; Michael Burris, Moody-Nolan of Nashville; and Tom Lampe, Messer Construction.

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