Class Notes - 1950s
Fred Wilson B.A., attending the 2006 homecoming football game, heard President Tom Hochstettler announce that the playing surface of Griswold Stadium had been named in his honor. Wilson, longtime head football coach at the College, retired in 1987.
Jim Misko B.A. backed off after 42 years of professional real estate work in sales, exchanges, development, and syndication, and has filled his life with writing, hiking, and biking. His latest book, a novel titled For What He Could Become, came out in February 2006 and the first printing is almost sold out. (See also Bookshelf). His real estate book, How to Finance Any Real Estate Any Place Any Time, is in its third printing. Misko and his wife, Patti Krumm Misko ’57, have lived in Alaska for 32 years and now head for their home in La Quinta, California, when the snow flies.
Richard Fiske B.S. took up mountain climbing at the age of 54. In 1999 he took a year’s leave of absence and after seven years of preparation, attempted to climb Mount Everest. He reached 27,000 feet but had to come back down when the weather turned bad. Since then he has been doing motivational speaking for Stonecroft Ministries and several Fortune 500 companies.
David Sellers B.A. and his wife, Dianne Shiner, moved from Holden Village to Whidbey Island, Washington. Retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as chief psychologist, he continues to work as a consulting psychologist. His most recent travel was to Tanzania, where he and Dianne volunteered as teachers at Massae Girls’ Lutheran Secondary School, near Arusha.