Trine University in Angola says its new 96-bed residence facility, scheduled to open this fall, will be named Fabiani Hall to honor a family who has roots in the school dating back more than eight decades.
Dante Fabiani was a 1938 Tri-State College graduate who went on to become president of the Crane Co., a plumbing fixtures manufacturer.
He served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1967 to 1985. His wife Virginia continued supporting the university after his death. Trine says the Fabiani Theatre is named in her honor.
Dante’s son Jim Fabiani and granddaughter Elizabeth Rooney are current members of the Trine University Board of Trustees.
“Trine University is grateful for the legacy of the Fabiani family, which now spans three generations,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Trine University president. “They not only have provided leadership for the university through decades of service on the Board of Trustees, but financial support for many projects and scholarships at critical times throughout our history.”
The new building will replace the existing Fabiani Hall, an older dormitory which will be demolished.