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Stribling Hall Reaches Silver Status of LEED Certification

Another Missouri Military Academy campus building has been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.  MMA’s administration building, Stribling Hall, has been awarded Silver status of LEED certification.

The new building, completed in 2012, replaced the old administration building that stood at the same location from 1900 until 2011.  MMA’s academic building, Barnard Hall, is also LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council.  It was awarded gold status in 2010.

Missouri Military Academy Stribling Hall

MMA Unveils New Administration Building

Missouri Military Academy’s new administration building is closer than ever to completion.  The new Stribling Hall is nearly finished as crews added columns to the front of the building last week.

School officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, May 26 during MMA’s 123rd Commencement Exercises.  Former Academy president Charles Stribling, III ’44, Chairman of the Board of Trustees R. Strib Koster, current Academy president MajGen Robert Flanagan, and others opened the building for tours once the ribbon between the two main columns was cut.

PHOTOS:  To see more from the ribbon cutting ceremony, click here.

The new building replaces the old administration building that stood at the same location from 1900 until 2011.  Like MMA’s academic building, Barnard Hall, Stribling Hall is LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council.  

One major difference between the old and new Stribling Hall is what sits on top.  A new gold dome adorns the building, replacing the silver dome that was on top of the old building.

(Pictured L to R): Fred Jaeckle, President of S.M. Wilson and Co.; Ann Antoniou, MMA Trustee; Stribling; Koster, Jerry Daugherty, President of Reinhardt Construction; MajGen Flanagan

MMA Unveils 50-Year Time Capsule at New Ewton Terrace

On Saturday, April 21 during Spring Family Weekend, MMA president MajGen Robert M. Flanagan joined the Office of Advancement and MMA faculty and staff to dedicate the terrace that is attached to the back of the building, which will house a 50-year time capsule.

The idea behind the capsule is to give those MMA faculty, staff, and cadets in 2062 a glimpse into what the school was like around 2012.  Cadets contributed a number of items to the capsule, including old ID cards, copies of ‘Taps,’ newspaper clippings of cadets in the news, and pins.  A full list of all the items in the capsule can be seen by clicking here.

The area where the capsule is located has been named after MMA alumnus Bill Ewton of the class of 1941.  MajGen Flanagan and Director of Advancement Dan Fowler unveiled a plaque that will be displayed on the terrace.  Ewton’s daughter, Valynda, spoke of her father at the event, noting that her father held only his wife higher in his heart than MMA.  The area will be known as the Bill Ewton ’41 Terrace.

Gold Dome Adorns New Stribling Hall

Construction crews have completed the assembly of a gold dome on top of Missouri Military Academy’s new administration building, Stribling Hall.

The dome replaces the silver dome that sat on top of the old building from 1900 to 2011.  It is one of the finishing touches on Stribling Hall’s construction. MMA alumni, faculty, community members, and all three living MMA presidents were on site to witness the historic event. Four members of the class of 1971 traveled from the St. Louis area to be present.

Alumni from the class of 1971 (pictured L to R):  Buff Chance ’71, Raymond Stotlar ’71, Rick Frahm ’71 and Jack Heutel ’71.

The 8,000-pound dome was hoisted to the top of the building around 10:00 a.m. Monday under sunny skies, despite a slight breeze.

VIDEO:  See the dome make its way to the top of Stribling Hall

Once the dome was in place, spectators were invited inside for a reception and tours of the building, which is still under construction and slated for completion in early May. During the reception,  MMA president MajGen Robert M. Flanagan, USMC (Ret.) gave remarks, when he revealed the history of the gold dome – the idea was first conceived by MMA alum Les Barnard ’48, of Flossmoor, Ill. The dome will be one of the few gold domes in the state of Missouri.

Director of Advancement Dan Fowler then presented commemorative crystal mementos to the on-site members of the Gold Dome Society, a fundraising initiative introduced in September 2011.  He announced that the names of the Gold Dome Society members will be displayed in the rotunda of Stribling Hall.

Guests were then invited to tour the building. When the tours were complete, many spectators were surprised to see MajGen Flanagan lifted to the top of the dome alongside two workers to assist with the placement of the dome’s pole.

PHOTOS:  Check out photos on Flickr from the dome placement

Upon its May completion, Stribling Hall will also be only the second LEED-certified building in Audrain County.  The United States Green Building Council awards organizations and business with LEED certification, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  In 2009, MMA became the only LEED-certified high school in Missouri.

The next steps in Stribling Hall’s construction include finishing the areas around the top of the building and the placement of a time capsule inside the back terrace before laying its concrete surface.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled during MMA’s Commencement Weekend May 24-26.  Alumni, cadets, faculty and staff, and friends of the Academy will be invited to attend the ceremony, where school officials will dedicate the new Stribling Hall.


We have received many inquiries about the placement of the gold dome on the new Stribling Hall.  Crews will conduct a “dry run” of the dome placement at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning (3/9) with the actual placement tentatively occurring at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning (3/12).  However, weather conditions factor in this process, so times and dates may change. 

Updates will be posted on this site. Please contact Director of Communications and Marketing Christine Smith or Information Officer Justin Rottger by emailing them or calling (573) 581-1776 with questions.  We will also post dome updates on our Facebook page.