Traveling the World Together
Jim B. Nicholson, '67
When I was choosing a business school, it was the time of Milton Friedman and George Stigler at the University of Chicago. I knew people were dealing with thought-provoking ideas and, I wanted to be a part of it—Chicago Booth, or as we knew it, the Graduate School of Business, was where I needed to be.
My favorite thing about my time in school was being in class with a lot of really great, bright people. The two people I knew best there, I still keep in close contact with. This is the 25th year Norm Bobins and I have ventured out on a golf trip, and the fifth anniversary of the “last time we’re doing it.” Every year, we think, “This is it,” and then, in fact, spring comes and we do it again. We’ve really been all over the world together to play golf—Australia, England, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, South Africa, and more. It’s been a very warm friendship that stemmed from our time in school together.
Chicago has really put a stamp on me, and I get back with some frequency, but I’m most excited to see people I haven’t seen in a very long time at Reconnect. I’m looking forward to seeing as many people as I can over the weekend.
Jim B. Nicholson is Chairman of PVS Chemicals, Inc. in Detroit, Michigan, and a co-chair of the Class of 1967 reunion committee.