YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Don Constantini, a graduate of Youngstown State University, donated $1 million toward the construction of a multimedia center on the east side of Stambaugh Stadium.
Constantini is the founder of Falcon Transport and Comprehensive Logistics Co. in Youngstown.
In his name, the Don Constantini Multimedia Center will house classrooms and laboratories for the YSU Department of Communication, as well as game day activities and space for the Sports Broadcasting program.
“Youngstown State is the gem of the entire Mahoning Valley region,” Constantini said. “I am happy to be able to support an institution that continues to positively impact the lives of thousands of people every year.”
Adam Earnheardt, chair of the YSU Department of Communication, said the new multimedia center will be an invaluable resource for students in his department, particularly in the new Sports Broadcasting program.
“If you have a Sports Broadcasting program, you must have the facilities to support it, and this media center goes a long way to ensuring the strength of our program,” he said. “To be sure, this is not a Saturday-in-the-Fall-only type of space. Our department is looking at this as an academic space first, where real-world learning will take place.”
This is not the first time Constantini has donated to the school. He has given $150,000 to endow a scholarship to a football student-athlete majoring in business, $150,000 toward construction of the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center and $200,000 to the construction of the Williamson College of Business Administration building.
He received YSU Penguin of the Year award in 2014.