Evergreen Dedicates Costantino Recreation Center

OLYMPIA, Wash. – As part of Return to Evergreen festivities and in honor of a tenure that lasted over 20 years, The Evergreen State College officially dedicated the Costantino Recreation Center on Saturday evening in honor of retired Vice President for Student Affairs Art Costantino.

crcribboncuttingOn hand to help dedicate the building was Vice President for Finance and Administration John Hurley, current Vice President for Student Affairs Wendy Endress, Director of Recreation and Athletics Matt Newman, Assistant Athletic Director Monica Heuer and former student-athlete Jackie Robinson.

The building, which was officially renamed the Costantino Recreation Center on June 13, 2013 by the Board of Trustees, is home to Geoduck intercollegiate athletics, wellness/recreation classes, club sports, The Outdoor Program (TOP), camps, clinics and general recreation use by student, faculty and members of the community.

Costantino served as Vice President for Student Affairs from July 13, 1992 until June 30, 2013, making him the longest-serving vice president in the history of The Evergreen State College.  His tenure was marked by a record of accomplishment that has transformed the student experience at Evergreen, including the expansion of intercollegiate athletics.  Under his leaderships, Evergreen began men’s and women’s basketball in 1997 and women’s volleyball in 2001.


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