Ethel Brown Nicholson Fund

THE ETHEL BROWN NICHOLSON FUND in memory of Mark Mitchell has been established by Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Nicholson in loving memory of their friend, James D. Bozeman, Jr. (February 27, 1960-September 10, 1997).

A fourth generation Houstonian, Jim Bozeman was fun loving and outgoing-- a free spirit. He played center in his ice hockey league with the finesse of a figure skater. Having attended the High School for Health Professions, he spent a summer in Honduras as a volunteer with the Amigos de las Americas program to provide inoculations for babies and children. Becoming interested in computers, he built his own clone before the term was popular. At the University of Texas at Arlington, he majored in architecture, because it offered the unique combination of art and engineering. His entrepreneurial endeavors included a construction business in Dallas and later a computer consulting business.

Returning to Houston in the late '80's to assist his family trust company with computer capabilities and systems management, he was dedicated to the trust business, and became an important contributor to its growth and success.

His interests were as diverse as his background. He was technically oriented, but loved art, nature (rock hunting in particular), travel, and the outdoors. He also loved country and western music, and was a gourmet cook. Jim faced the last two years of his life with courage, determination, and the love of his family.

The Ethel Brown Nicholson Fund endows scholarships for students of Musical Theatre at Sam Houston State University.

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