Construction is moving along—and is, in fact, ahead of schedule—on Lancaster Bible College’s Willis & Martha Herr Stadium. One current LBC | Capital student, Brian Zuschmidt, has been instrumental in the construction efforts but is working toward a different type of career.
The current phase of the stadium, set to be completed before students return in August 2021, will include expanded seating, a brick façade, new signage and concessions. Zuschmidt is working on the Dryvit portion of the project through Speedwell Construction and was also the Dryvit project manager for both the Teague Learning Commons and Charles Frey Academic Center on the Lancaster campus.
While simultaneously working in construction, Zuschmidt, right, is a student in LBC | Capital’s Master of Education in School Counseling program.
LBC | CAPITAL: Tell us about your work on the Willis & Martha Herr Stadium. What specifically are you working on?
BRIAN ZUSCHMIDT: Paramount Contracting (a commercial construction contractor in Lancaster, PA) was contracted to perform the EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System), air and vapor barrier, drywall and metal studs on both the concessions building and stadium.
LBC: How do you think the stadium will impact future generations of students?
BZ: I can see the stadium allowing for fellowship in sport for future generations along with a better experience at LBC. The stadium will allow for more competitive recruiting for athletes.
LBC: Why did you decide to enroll at LBC | Capital in the School Counseling program?
BZ: (My wife) Amanda (Assistant Professor in the Health & Physical Education Department at LBC | Capital) encouraged me to start attending classes at LBC. I felt as though God was laying on my heart to change careers to have more of an impact with my community.
LBC: How do you hope to help school students through your future counseling degree?
BZ: I hope and pray that I can make a positive impact on students’ lives. The teen years are tough—I have two teen daughters—therefore, I hope to be someone teens can turn to as they navigate the good times and hard times in their lives.