College yesterday, and today

I’m heading to Austin today to hang out with two old college buddies.  Today, one’s a financial officer for our alma mater’s business school.  The other is a heart surgeon and the subject of a past blog entry.

But to me, they’ll always be my college buddies, the same guys who crammed into a 1991 Mazda 323 with me and three other friends (it’s not easy to fit five guys into a ’91 Mazda 323) and drove 2 hours to San Diego to see The Eagles reunion tour in 1994.  That's the sort of thing you do in college.  The cars (and the bands) may change, but the activities stay the same from collegiate generation to generation.

You don’t need to go to an Ivy League school to be successful…or to meet and keep great college friends.