NYU-Poly community mourns student's death

The community of Polytechnic Institute of NYU mourns the tragic loss of Andrei Koloskov, a financial engineering graduate student who was involved in a fatal car accident Sunday night. He is remembered as a caring and gifted student who brought life and energy to his studies and to our community. As we grieve his loss and kindle our memories of Andrei, our faculty, staff and students join together to express our condolences to the Koloskov family at this difficult time.

“A young life — full of hope, dreams and promises — tragically cut short, shatters us all,” said Charles Tapiero, head of the Department of Financial and Risk Engineering. “This vibrant student and fine member of the NYU-Poly community will be sorely missed by us all. We extend our prayers and sympathy to Andrei’s family.”

The 21-year-old student emigrated from Russia in 2000 and had been working in a brokerage firm on Wall Street while he pursed his master’s degree at Polytechnic. Andrei is survived by his mother, Dina Kevra and stepfather, Joseph Griffith of Yonkers; father, Mikhail Koloskov of Moscow; grandmother Larissa Kuptsova of Moscow; and stepbrothers Jordan Griffith of Yonkers and Kyle Griffith of White Plains.
Those wishing to make donations to honor Andrei’s life and memory are asked to give them to the Russian Gift of Life, an international program that sends American doctors to Russia and Eastern Europe to perform life-saving surgery on children who would not otherwise have it. Checks should be made payable to Russian Gift of Life, P.O. Box 403, Sea Cliff, NY 11579.