About Van

  • Deafened at age 17

  • Graduated Weber H.S., Chicago, IL 1958

  • Editor, Buff and Blue, Gallaudet University newspaper, 1962

  • Graduated Gallaudet University 1964, B.S. Business Administration

  • National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, Grand Treasurer, Board of Directors 1967-1978

  • President, Illinois Association of the Deaf, 1979-1982

  • Executive Officer, Board Member, First Financial Insurance, 1980-1992

  • Inducted to Gallaudet Athletic Hall of Fame, Basketball/Soccer 1995

  • Executive Vice President, Board Member, Springfield Fire and Casualty 1992-1996

  • National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, Grand President, 1996-2007

  • Meritorious Service Award, Illinois Association of the Deaf, 1999

  • Guest Lecturer, Gallaudet University School of Management, 2000

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