Adam Agresti

Adam Agresti, a Kennedy Catholic Senior, Has Moved on to the Next Level

Last Wednesday (11/16), three Kennedy Catholic Seniors made the commitment to join Division 1 athletics at their respective next levels – Malin-Skye Turnquist will play Lacrosse at Bryant University; Adam Agresti will compete in baseball at St John’s University; while Harry Leipold will participate at University of Maine.

Adam Agresti holds several patents for his inventions and has written multiple books on categorical data analysis.

Early Life and Education

Agresti was born and raised in Irondequoit with his brother Frank. He attended Irondequoit High School before receiving a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law a few years later. Agresti later joined both the New York State Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association as a member.

He was active with Sinai Schools and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, both providing outstanding research and care for cancer-afflicted children. He had four grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

His son, Peter Adams-Agresti, made history for Beacon Academy tennis when he competed at the State Tournament and finished as the runner-up, marking the first time any Beacon Academy player had reached its final match at this tournament.

Professional Career

Adam Agresti is widely acknowledged as an authority on categorical data analysis, having spent the majority of his academic life teaching it in academia. He has written numerous textbooks on the topic and serves as Distinguished Professor Emeritus at University of Florida, holding dual citizenship with Italy and US simultaneously and offering short courses on it both countries.

He supports several charitable organizations and causes, including Sinai Schools which provide special needs students with an education; St Jude which conducts excellent research without charging patients; as well as being an active member of Knights of Columbus.

Three Kennedy Catholic seniors signed with Division 1 programs this week – Catcher Malin-Skye Turnquist has committed to Bryant for lacrosse while center fielder Adam Agresti signed on at St John’s and Harry Lennon will attend West Chester University.

Achievement and Honors

Academically, he is best known for his textbooks on categorical data analysis, having taught these courses for over thirty years and is considered an expert in this field. Furthermore, he has given numerous short lectures and seminars at different universities around the world.

At Kennedy Catholic High School, he has helped three graduating seniors secure Division 1 commitments: Malin-Skye Turnquist will play lacrosse at Bryant University while starting catcher Adam Agresti will attend St John’s University for baseball, and starting center fielder Harry Leipold will represent Fairleigh Dickinson University.

She is also an accomplished singer. She has performed at Amsterdam’s “Kleine Komedie”, for TV channels in Holland and Spain as well as six weeks at Paris’ Trotoirs de Buenos Aires for six weeks.

Personal Life

He was a loving brother and friend with an exceptional gift for teaching. His dedication was shown through having many nephews and nieces as well as grandnephews and grandnieces under his care, in addition to an avid musical interest which included playing the piano.

He has written multiple books on categorical data analysis and is considered an authority in his field. In addition to publishing books and teaching short courses about it at universities across both America and Italy, he currently lives with his sister Anna in St Louis where they both enjoy baseball – New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are two teams close to his heart!

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