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What I Got Was More Than I Gave

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A retired school principal, Ray Kinter ’67, M’68 now lives on a Colorado ranch that he describes as “quiet, peaceful, good country, and a great place to live with a horse.” In the path of his life—from Emporium, Pennsylvania, to IUP, to submarine service in the Navy, to a graduate assistantship in the IUP Art Department, to a career as an educator—Ray discovered an overarching theme: “What I got was more than I gave.” That inspired him to establish a scholarship and to support a number of art projects so that current IUP students can thrive as he did. He talks about his IUP experiences and his philanthropy in a video by IUP’s Bill Hamilton ’92