David Kiner

Profile Updated: August 11, 2014
David Kiner
Residing In Pinehurst, NC USA
Spouse/Partner Carol
Occupation Semi Retired - Faculty Univ. of North Carolina
Children David Jason, born 1969; Brook, born 1972
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Hi Everyone - After graduation my family and I moved to Mexico City, and then on to Ireland - all for Oneida Silversmiths. After my return, I spent a short time in Miami before college. Finally I was off to a community college in Poughkeepsie, NY., later moving to New York City. In Manhattan, I worked for Saks Fifth Ave., attended Hunter College, but most importantly met my soon to be wife Carol on a blind date. Ironically, we knew each other from Oneida and had "dated" (my interpretation, not Carol's). After marriage I spent a short time with Oneida Silver before getting a great career break with Levi Strauss. Meanwhile I finished up my college career going to night school at Utica. Eventually I left Levi to start my own business representing dozens of importers in the clothing industry. In the late 70's we had moved to Wilbraham, Mass., applied for and was accepted in an MBA evening program. After graduation that same college, Western New England, hired me as a faculty member. Wow, looking back was I a rookie. Two years later I received an offer to teach at the Sage Colleges in Troy/Albany were I eventually headed up their MBA Program. That lasted 30 years. Then in 2009 we moved to Clinton and became a Visiting Professor at Syracuse University. Not wanting to retire I then took my current position as Associate Dean of Business at Utica College. Finally after 35 years in higher ed, May 2013 was almost it. In June of 2014 we now find ourselves in a new home in Pinehurst, NC and teaching part-time at the University of North Carolina.

Tons of blessing happened over that period. We have been given two great kids, one grandchild, 4 dogs over our 45 year marriage, plus I still have hair. I've married a great supportive wife that puts up with me. I've enjoyed landscape work, carpentry, photography and still enjoy a game on basketball. I love golf, but like others still wonder if its just a great walk that been spoiled by a lousy swing. I've also added up some great memories ranging from an interesting walk down the Hudson River to climbing Mount Rainer. Most important of all is my decision to accept Christ as my personal savior in April 1977. Though there have been some valleys and struggles by me along the way, there is nothing more important than that relationship..

Sorry that I will not be seeing you at the 51st summer reunion - but am sending my warmest good wishes. Maybe just for a little while we can act like kids again and be grateful for what I hope were wonderful memories for all of us. And to think that we are still creating them - what a blessing... David

School Story

First, I wish just once I would have studied - for anything. I paid for that later. I have great memories of those years... great friends, but turned out to be a lousy pitcher on our baseball team....My best buddy was Mike Rubery. Remember driving around with Rubery, Art Weaver, and Chuck Kimball. We took turns getting in the trunk of the car, closing it and then the driver would see how close he could come to other cars without hitting them. One of my favorite people, a person that had a great influence on me was Coach Duncan. Loved our sock hops, the music we made ours, the ability to watch the World Series in the gym, Gussies, my first several beers, my 1953 Ford with vender skirts, Cozy Corners, and best of all just feeling safe.

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Happy Belated Birthday Mardette... I think of you every time I look at the figure you made of the guy on those pontoons (water walking). I have it displayed in my workshop.... you provided a great memory for me.... David

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Thanks Gail for the website. I'm still and always will be - "Convinced." Even remember where I was when you phoned me about the title. Blessings, David

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Happy Birthday Mike... still waiting for you to visit us in Pinehurst.. Hope you and family are well....

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Happy Birthday Bill... hope all is well

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Posted on: Nov 06, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Hey... Happy Birthday Mike... sent an email a few days ago! Email or call..

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Hey... Happy Birthday Mike... I'll call soon

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Hey Bill... Happy Birthday... make then all good ones

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Sandy... Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. You are in my prayers... David

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Posted on: Aug 17, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Bob... Met a classmate of yours recently... Graduated from West Point in 67'. His name is Bob Knapp, and said he remembered you. We've golfed together at Pinehurst several times. Part of the same foursome today was Pete Lash. Pete graduated a few years ahead of you and was on the football team. Sounds like you had a great class. Best wishes to you always, David

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Dan.. Wanted to be one of the first to wish you a very Happy Birthday... Best wishes to you!

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Jack...Happy Birthday and best wishes to you

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Happy Birthday Chuck - hope all is well with you

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Hi... hope you have a great Birthday. Come visit or maybe we could see you in Aiken.

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