Each month the "One Book One Triton, Common Read Committee will spotlight faculty publications on the Web site as well as in the new display case located at the Library by the second floor stairwell. Please stop by the Library and check out the books from our esteem colleagues. Additional faculty published articles are available at the CTE (Room E-210).
Featured Author: Nicholas D. Kokonis
Nicholas D. Kokonis was born and raised in Arcadia and knows his main character's life down to the missing hobnails on his only pair of shoes. A practicing psychologist and college professor, Dr. Kokonis divides his time between his native Arcadia and the US.
Dr. Nicholas Kokonis completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1971 after earning his B.A. and M.A. at Roosevelt University. His research findings have been published many times in nationally recognized professional journals. His practice is based in Illinois, where he also consults for the Department of Human Services, and delivers professional presentations.
In addition to his clinical expertise, he is a teacher and professor, having earned his Teacher's Diploma at the Pedagogical Academy in Tripoli, Greece. Dr. Kokonis continued teaching in the U.S. while actively maintaining a private practice. His teaching career has been profiled in collegiate journals and he has received prestigious faculty appointments to colleges and universities. He presently teaches at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.
Dr. Kokonis is the recipient of many awards and honors, among them Who's Who, Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Notable Americans, a citation in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, a profile in the Chicago Sun Times, American Hellenic Who's Who, and a reference in the Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature (Poetry).
Foreign languages and writing are interests of Dr. Kokonis. Not only is the author of the outstanding historical novel, Arcadia, My Arcadia, but he is a published poet and also a columnist for Greek Press. For more information about his novel, HCS readers are invited to read a review of his book and view related materials posted by Hellenic Communication Service: "Arcadia, My Arcadia a Must-Read by Mary Papoutsy".
Set in the folds of Arcadia’s grey mountains during the stone years following the country’s German Occupation and Civil War, Arcadia, My Arcadia tells the story of a country boy, Angelo Vlahos, the son of illiterate farmers, who wants to escape the dusty poverty of his nameless village and seek a better fortune in America. To obtain a visa, however, is next to impossible, unless he uses fake documents. What’s he to do? The clock is ticking away, and his destitute family is on the brink of devastation.
Faculty, have you published a book or article? The One Book One Triton Committee is seeking faculty with published material to put on display in the Library as a tribute to your efforts. Please contact one of the members below for details:
Renee Wright (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3346Lucy Smith (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3591Peggy Murnighan (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3990 Mary Casey-Incardone (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3257 Mary Ann Tobin (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3562
If you would like to volunteer for the Common Read Committee, please contact Renee Wright for additional details.
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