Samuel D. Kissée

Profile Updated: May 12, 2014
Residing In: Chico, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Robert L. Zadra. MD My partner of twenty five years.
Children: Jon
Born March 23, 1981
Attended Univ.of Virginia in a PhD program in Cog.Psych
Rec'd PhD More…in May 2014
Currently do research at Queensland Univ. Brisbane, AU
Occupation: Retired from CSUC 2006, after 25 years
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Educational Background:

Shasta College
Cal.State Univeristy, Chico
Karolov Univerziti, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006

Work Background:

I was the International Programs Financial Aid Advisor at CSUC for 25 years.
Prior to working at CSUC I was in the international travel business. I was charter flight supervisor for Royal Cruise Line, prior to that I was Operations Director for Safaris & Tours, Brazil, prior to that Convention Co-ordiantor for Group Travel Unlimited, Honolulu, Hawai'i and San Francisco.

Special things you've done:

I coordinate Antique Apprisal Days for non profits. Over the past eight years I have worked with The Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise, CA, Tehama Museum, Tehama, CA, Mt.Shasta Resource Center, Mt.Shasta, CA, and The Chico AAUW's annual fun raiser for their Tech Trek, a program to send high school young women to Stanford Univ. for a summer computer camp.
Currently I am on the board of directors for The Janet Turner Print Collection at CSUC. I am a past board member of the Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise, CA.
I am a contributing member of the Corning Glass Museum,The Sandwich Glass Museum and a Trustee and Past President of The National Early American Glass Society.
In 2005 I was awarded The California State University's Faculty International Development Award for Excellence. I was honored to attend Karolov Univerziti, in Prague for a program in Art History in 2005.
In 2011 Robert was picked to play in the World's Doctors Ochestra in Berlin, Germany.
Since Sept 2010 I have a space at The 8Th & Main Antique Mall here in Chico. It's called Glass 1900, stop by some time. I only work two days a month.
May 2012 Robert, son Jon and I spent three weeks in the Galapagos Islands. Fifteen days were spent on the Samba, a 16 passenger ship that traveled to all but four of the Islands. An amazing place!!
May 2014 Just returned from 21 days on the east coast of Australia. Traveled from Sydney-Brisbane-Cairns. Meet up with our son Jon in Brisbane and drove up to Cairns along the coast. Spent three days and two nights on a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef. Fantatstic!

Favorite Vacation Spot(s):

Any place in Europe, especially Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Barcelona, or Madrid. Australia

Favorite Song(s), including favorite sing-alongs:

Anything Classical.


Won't make it to the 50th. I'll be on Cape Cod attending the 20th annual meeting of the Early American Pattern Glass Society. I'm currently a Trustee for this national organization.
Sorry I'll miss the 50th.

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Aug 15, 2016 at 8:08 AM

Happy Birthday!!!

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Nov 17, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Posted on: Nov 17, 2015 at 7:39 AM

Circa 1955. Still living in Dunsmuir, visiting grandparents and Bayles family at Thanksgiving. Vanessa was there; I just didn't know it.
Sep 06, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Happy B'day!!!!

Jun 02, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Happy B'Day Bruce

May 31, 2015 at 8:23 AM

Happy B'day Rick.

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Posted on: Apr 25, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Happy B'Day. Maybe I'll see you at the next reunion.

Mar 01, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Happy Birthday Sam! I miss you dear friend.

Feb 28, 2015 at 1:33 AM
Aug 27, 2014 at 8:49 AM

I couldn't get the message you sent to me to load. If you leave a comment on my section directly then I'll hopefully be able to read what you said. Our son Jon is currently living in SLC and working at Univ. of Utah. He is doing a research project in conjunction with the VA Hospital. As you know I'll be in New Bedford, MA from 1-10 Sept. Have fun at the reunion and tell everyone I said hello.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM
Robert & Sam June 1999