The Half-Century Club: Classes of 1960-68

The 1960s—an epic era. An iconic news program debuted. History was made in aerospace on earth and in orbit. And to top it all off, you graduated!

Share your memories of an epic era at Booth with friends old and new at Reconnect 2018.

 

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The 1960s were all about progress. Now the nation's oldest newsmagazine on television, 60 Minutes debuted on CBS. A new frontier was reached in space as Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. The decade also saw the launch of Boeing's 747, the first "Jumbo Jet".


Celebrate your wonderful memories of that era with your friends, classmates, faculty, staff, and alumni across the generations at Reconnect 2018.

Reconnect 2018

April 27-28, 2018

Chicago, Illinois

 

To see the full list of all Reconnect attendees, please visit our Why Attend page.

Who's Coming

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First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
Jose Armando Eduque 1968 Full Time MBA None
Pat Monahan 1962 Full Time MBA Monahan Partners
Thursday, April 26

Reconnect Happy Hour 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Gleacher Center, Room 621

Start off Reconnect Weekend by celebrating with your friends, classmates, and Booth alumni from across the generations.

Friday, April 27


Alumnae and Student Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Gleacher Center, Room 621

Booth women (alumnae and students) are invited to a fun speed networking event.

Management Conference
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel and Gleacher Center 

For over 60 years, Management Conference has shaped the theory and practice of business.

Networking Reception
5:00– 6:30 p.m.
Howells & Hood

Class Dinner

7– 10 p.m.
Gleacher Center

Saturday, April 28

Back to the Classroom Sessions
11 a.m.– noon
Charles M. Harper Center

Get back in touch with Booth’s renowned spirit of inquiry and analysis with esteemed faculty. 

Homecoming BBQ 

Noon – 4:00 p.m. 
Charles M. Harper Center

Celebrate a reunion-wide barbecue. This event is family friendly and open to only reunion alumni and their guests.
 

To volunteer to be a committee member for your class, please fill out the form on the Volunteer page.


Program Co-Chairs
Norm Bobins, ’67
Jim B. Nicholson, ’67

Committee Members
Dave Landsittel, ’63
Pat Monahan, ’64
Tim Monahan, ’65

Snowed In
Norman R. Bobins, '67


I used to commute to school, and there is one drive that I can vividly recall. It was January 26, 1967, the day of the Great Chicago Snowstorm. I left home, made it to Fullerton on outer Lakeshore Drive, and 45 minutes later had only made it to North Avenue —so one exit. I exited Lakeshore thinking, “This is crazy,” parked my car in a garage, and headed back home, not yet knowing how bad it would be. It turned out being the worst snowstorm Chicago had ever had.


Reflecting on my classes, I think there is one many of my classmates will remember fondly, just as I do. It was taught by Dr. Robert McKersie. We were separated into five or six groups and ran our own company in a competitive environment. It was a computer simulation, which was really new and interesting because it hadn’t been done before. We had to input our own data using a UNIVAC computer. It wasn’t just about doing well, it was challenging; it was competitive. We got hands-on experience in making big business decisions and were able to see the impact these decisions made.


I look forward to returning to Booth in May and seeing my classmates. I challenge them to recall stories like where they were during the Great Chicago Snowstorm, so we can reminisce together and reconnect on our old stomping grounds.


Norman R. Bobins is Chairman of The PrivateBank and Trust Company in Chicago, Illinois, and a co-chair of the Class of 1967 reunion committee.

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.


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