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Howie Bingham Kiser ’75

Published in July 6, 2005, issue

Howie Kiser died March 30, 2005, of acute myelogenous leukemia.

A graduate of the University of Richmond, Howie began her love affair with Princeton when she came to work in Alumni Records in 1971. Alumni volunteers quickly found her to be an ally who often helped them out of a jam, and someone as attached to Princeton as they were.

When her daughter, A. Melissa Kiser, became '75's class secretary in 1980, Howie volunteered to help on her own time with filing and record keeping. She also input the edited copy for the class' 10th-, 15th-, 20th-, and 25th-reunion yearbooks. In the years after '75 elected her an honorary classmate, the classes of 1955 and 1984 followed suit. She was presented with the Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton in 1986.

Howie moved to the Alumni Council office in 1990, retiring in 1993 as an assistant director. She retained her loyalty to the orange and black, rarely missing a home game of her beloved men's basketball team and continuing her streak of attending every Triangle show since 1972.

Howie's husband, Kent, died in 1993. She is survived by her daughter, her grandson, David B. MeSrobian '05, and many friends in the University community. Ave atque vale.

The Class of 1975

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