Professor Timothy D. Kostar, 51, of Merrimack passed away on Monday, January 15. A beloved professor in the College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics, Kostar left his mark on this campus with the passion for his field and his infectious sense of humor.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised and educated in Yardley, Professor Kostar earned his PhD from the University of Delaware in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to coming to SNHU, Kostar taught at Daniel Webster College and carried his legacy with him.
“It’s truly amazing how much one person can have such an effect on so many,” said Carolyn Raiser (’19). “Professor Kostar challenged students and faculty members to achieve the very best education by setting the standard and devoting countless hours to promote the growth of all engineering programs… For myself, I can say that I no longer look at things the same but through the eyes of an engineer. He will be dearly missed among the halls of CETA. ”
George Nieves (‘19 echoed this sentiment, as across the board Professor Kostar was loved for his ability to be “more than just a teacher.” “Professor Kostar was not only my professor but a mentor to me. I looked up to him, and [he] has made a huge impact, not only on my career, but in my life,” Nieves said. “I will truly miss him and our conversations. I will forever take his words and lessons with me wherever I go.”
Those who had class with Professor Kostar will remember his humor and analogies fondly, with his students never forgetting the ‘girl in a red dress’ and ‘Brad-i-pito’.
On behalf of The Penmen Press, we thank Professor Kostar for his dedication and his time at SNHU.