In Memory

Caroline Kinnear - Class Of 1985

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10/30/08 05:06 PM #1    

Lane Simmons (1984)

I read that Caroline was killed in a hot air balloon accident in 1995. She was a very beautiful and intelligent lady. A very tragic loss. I have attached the article.

Spirit, dedication, giving
Caroline F. Kinnear, a 1989 Emory College graduate whose leadership of Delta Delta Delta sorority helped her earn the highest award for contributions to the Emory Greek system, died July 3, 1995, in a hot air balloon accident in the Napa Valley of California. She was twenty-seven.
While at Emory, Kinnear was president of Delta Delta Delta and was named the "Greatest contributor to the Emory University Greek system." She also was a member of the Task Force for Children's Survival at the Carter Center of Emory University, the Order of Omega, Alpha Kappa Delta (sociological honor society), and Rho Lambda (Panhellenic honor society). She recently played a leadership role in the Association of Emory Alumni Club in Dallas and helped plan her five-year class reunion in July 1994.

In 1993, she received an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin. At the time of her death, she resided in Dallas and worked as an account manager for Procter and Gamble, which has established a scholarship in her name at Emory.

While a graduate student, Kinnear had the opportunity to write an autobiographical essay, which her mother, Elizabeth Kinnear, found after her daughter's death.

"I believe that my mission in life is to share my enthusiasm and energy with others, because it lifts people's spirits and brings joy," Kinnear wrote in February 1993. "I desire to change people's lives for the better. I want to help people be the best they can be. . . . I want my life to be remembered for my spirit, dedication, and giving to others."

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