Class Notes • Sixties

Donald Sporn '61 has been elected president of the National Juice Products Association and appointed as the U.S. representative to the Advisory Board of the International Federation of Fruit Juice Unions. In this capacity, Don, of Beach Haven, N.J. is influential in policies and regulations affecting the fruit juice industry both domestically and internationally.

Sylvia Krissoff '66 retired from her position as a reviewer of visual arts for the Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids, Mich. Sylvia, a watercolorist, has kept up painting and teaching and will continue to write occasionally for the Press.

Verona Belan Vander Ven '66 and her husband, Arthur, of Grand Rapids, Mich. are active in their church organizations. The couple also spent a year volunteer teaching at the Evangelical Lyceum, a Lutheran Christian High School in Slovakia.

Jack Talstra '69 has been involved in Terrace, British Columbia, politics since 1975, serving on the city council and as mayor of Terrace. After seventeen years as mayor, he was elected to serve another three-year term in November 2002.

Arthur Wieringa '63 has made medical mission trips for 27 years to such places as Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Latvia. Arthur is a doctor for The Center for Sight in Jackson, Mich.

Bruce Staal '65 is retiring from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he has worked for 30 years. His tenure at UWSP has been marked by innovations in computer usage on the college campus, the development of a computer information systems major, and the construction and implementation of network services. He and his wife, Nancy, look forward to a retirement filled with travel.

After serving as a foreign missionary with Mission to the World of the Presbyterian Church in America in China from 1979 to 1997, Judy Dryfhout Sledge '69 serves her local PCA church as a member of the Missions Team and as a Bible study teacher. She and her husband, Charles Sledge, are thankful to God for His continuing goodness and grace in their lives.

In its December, 2002 issue, Sports Illustrated honored The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings by William Brashler '68 of Chicago, Ill. as one of the top 100 sports books of all time.