Nicholas D. Kourkoutas '51

Nicholas D. Kourkoutas died peacefully on July 26, 2012 at the spry age of 92.  Born in New York City and raised in Greece, the Greek government awarded Nick medals for distinguished acts and bravery as an Army soldier during WWII. He studied Civil Engineering on the GI Bill at Brooklyn Polytechnic and later earned a Masters from NYU. In 1985 he retired from the NYC Transit Authority as Project Manager for the city's subways. During the 1970s, he taught construction design as adjunct professor at City College. An avid reader with a passion for history, Nick was consistently upbeat and lived life to the fullest until shortly before he died. He will be missed by many.