John Nicosia is a well known American author. He is best known for his book Memory Babe which won the Distinguished Young Writer Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters.
He is also a respected academic writer who has written on Kerouac and the Beats as well as about the Vietnam War. His work has been published in numerous academic journals.
Early Life and Education
A child’s early childhood education is the most important period of their lives. During this time, children learn the foundations of social skills, self-esteem and moral outlook.
It’s also where their brain connections develop most rapidly. Providing high-quality education for children in the early years yields significant medium- and long-term benefits for the entire community.
This hybrid BA in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare you to make a difference in the lives of children up to age 8. Coursework mainly takes place online and includes field experience.
One course students find particularly rewarding is Play as Pedagogy, which teaches them to observe and teach from their observations of children’s play. Alvarado says, “This is a great way to get in touch with children’s natural learning and how to incorporate their learning into your lessons.”
Nicosia was drafted in 1973 by the Pirates out of high school in Florida and played for their minor-league clubs in Charleston and Sherbrooke before moving up to Triple-A. He hit.262 with 29 runs, 20 doubles, eight homers and 49 RBIs in 1976 for Charleston of the International League.
He started his major-league career with the Pirates in 1978 and played mainly as a backup catcher, but made four starts in the World Series that year. He was a dependable player who had a lifetime batting average of.248 with 86 runs, 52 doubles and 11 homers in 938 at-bats over 8 years in the majors.
On the day of his 24th birthday, August 5, he had a big game against the Philadelphia Phillies. With the score tied, two outs and bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, manager Chuck Tanner brought in left-handed pinch-hitter John Milner. Milner hit a walk-off grand slam, helping the Pirates win their second straight championship.
Achievements and Honors
During his high school career, john nicosia excelled as a three sport athlete. He was a starter on the gridiron for the Rams and a member of their basketball and track teams.
He was a first team all-state football player and also earned All-State recognition as a safety. Nicosia went on to play college football for Colgate University where he started all four seasons.
Despite his colorful criminal past, Nicosia has been able to turn his life around and has become a successful contributor to Mediaite, where he served as the site’s managing editor for five years. Now, he’s taking on the role of managing editor at Independent Journal Review.
Nicosia was devoted to his family and loved to spend time with them. He was also a wonderful friend and a very generous person. He will be missed by his family and friends.
He was born on January 11, 1928 in Gloversville, NY to Vincenzo and Genueffa Argento Nicosia. He was a lifelong resident of the town.
During his career, he improved the lives of thousands of children with speech impairments and communication issues. His work gave him a purpose and a reason to live.
John is survived by his sons, John Nicosia (Robert Cofran) of Rochester, NY and Robert Nicosia (Linda Peden) of Seymour, IN, daughters, Christine Nicosia of Gloversville, Sharon Wager (Tim Fagiani) of Mayfield, NY and Barbara Gifford of Mayfield, NY; grandchildren, Marie White, Michael Scott, Christopher Wager, Carrie Sweet, Joshua Gifford and Jennifer VanAllen; his siblings Paul Nicosia of Amsterdam, NY, Vincenzo “Jim” Nicosia of Gloversville, NY, Josephine Pecorino of Gloversville, NY and Suzanne Buanno of CT; many nieces and nephews also survive.
John Christodoulou is a British property developer who has a net worth of $3 billion. He owns a company, Yianis Group, which manages a portfolio of hotels, offices and residential properties in Europe.
He also owns the 74-meter superyacht ZEUS. He is a self-admitted Omonia fan, donating to the Greek football team.
Nicosia is a resident of Rochester, New York, with his wife, Mary Znidarsic-Nicosia, and their two sons. She is president of the Landmark Society of Western NY, a real estate agent and has worked in sales at RE/MAX Reality Group.
He has been married for more than three decades and is the owner of a Rochester-based dental practice, Nicosia Dental. He is also a member of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rochester Historical Society and the Landmark Society of Western NY.