Mark Michelson’s No. 1 Illini memory: meeting the future Mrs. Michelson at a Green Street bar 45 years ago.
And, in a seven-way tie for No. 2 on the Asia CEO Forum chairman's list ...
— "'Getting it all together’ at the Red Lion with REO Speedwagon."
— "Chilling out with Dan Fogelberg’s dulcet tones at the Red Herring."
— "Marveling at William Warfield’s incredible 'Old Man River' at Krannert."
— "Celebrating with Eddie Johnson and the Fighting Illini as he made a 15-footer at the buzzer to beat Number 1-ranked Michigan State, led by freshman Earvin Johnson."
— "Buying pizza for charity from Harry Chapin at Garcia’s on Wright Street."
— "Cycling to campus on snow-covered bike paths."
— "Hearing the news that I won a Fulbright fellowship to Japan, thanks to skilled ‘coaching’ from my teachers, John Pierson and Lloyd Eastman."