Tuesday, August 20, 2013


 I sent an email to Van congratulating him on his honor. 
"Just a quick note – Congratulations Van.  We are very proud of you and are honored that you are an alumni at Paradise and friends of ours."

Then I sent another email with the Paradise Blog link. I forget that everyone does not have the Paradise Blog icon on the desk top or in their favorites. 
Van wrote back . . .
"Thanks for the kind note. Wondered for a minute what it was about. You will note that the picture is probably a good 10 yrs old...but what the heck. I stopped getting my picture taken a long time ago.   I pray the both of you are doing well. Best Van"

We were glad to know that he is still using his older pictures. Made us feel much better.  (smiling)



Congratulations to Van for another award. 
Click on the link for Wall Street Journal - Aug. 2010 below on this post. 
He certainly is a great representative of Paradise. 
We are very proud of you Van!

2013 Alumni Award Recipients Announced

Each year, the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association presents accomplished alumni, friends, students and faculty with awards in honor of their achievements and/or service. This year’s recipients, six alumni and one friend of Fort Hays State University, will be honored at the Alumni Awards and Recognition Banquet Friday, Oct. 4, during Homecoming celebrations.

Alumni Achievement Award, established in 1959, honors graduates who have made outstanding and unselfish contributions in service to their community, state, or nations as citizens, in chosen career fields, or through philanthropic work. It is the Association’s highest recognition of its graduates.
Van R. Hoisington

Van R. Hoisington, Austin, Texas, graduated from FHSU in 1970 with an M.S. in business administration. His B.A. in oral communications was from the University of Kansas. He is the founder, president and CEO of Hoisington Investment Management Co. (HIMCO), which opened in 1980. It is the sub-advisor for Wasatch-Hoisington U.S. Treasury Fund, which has been ranked No. 1 among bond managers for its rate of return on unleveraged, 100-percent U.S. Treasury bond portfolios. He has been recognized by Louis Rukeyser as one of the top fixed income investors. HIMCO is also in the top 1 percent in performance results for fixed-income managers for the last decade.
Hoisington has been featured in Institution Investor, Smart Money, The New York Post, Pensions & Investments, Fortune Magazine, CNNMoney.com, Barron’s and many other financial publications for his investment success. He has twice been featured in Forbes Magazine as an outstanding bond and mutual fund manager, has been a frequent speaker at Grant's Investment Conference and has been a special guest on the PBS show Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street Week. He has been a guest speaker at Chartered Financial Analyst Institute conferences and has published in the Conference Proceedings Quarterly of the CFA Institute.

Before forming HIMCO, he was director of national and international macroeconomic studies and Trust Department vice president and economist for United California Bank. Later, he was senior investment officer, executive trust officer and executive vice president for Texas Commerce Bancshares.

His community and professional activities are extensive, including membership in the National Association of Business Economists and service as secretary of the Southern California chapter. He is also a member of the Financial Analysts Federation. He is on the board of directors of Seton Hospital, Austin, chair of the Stewardship Campaign for the United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas, and chair of that church's administrative board. He is a past vice president of the Austin Lyric Opera Endowment Fund and a past director of the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas. He is a former advisory director of the Texas State Teacher Retirement fund and a former city councilman for Piney Point Village, Houston.

He is a Gold Member of the FHSU Alumni Association, a President's Council donor to the FHSU Foundation and served the Foundation as a member of its Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2011. He was on the Foundation Investment Committee in 2008 and is a member of the FHSU Leadership Circle.

Hoisington and his wife, Ethel ’66, have two sons, David and Van Jr.

Van was also honored in the Wall Street Journal. Click on → Van - Wall Street Journal - Aug. 2010