Chicago lawyer still gives back to his hometown

Posted on March 9, 2017

Jim Nyeste grew up in Port Huron with his parents, Stephen and Shirley, and sister, Bonnie. He was a student at Port Huron Northern High School, the Class of 1973 Valedictorian.

After high school, Jim attended Michigan State University as a mathematics major and National Merit Scholar. After graduation from MSU, he obtained a law degree from the University of Chicago, where he met his wife, Marla Hand, who was completing her Ph.D. in Art History. Jim practices law in Chicago, primarily handling lawsuits against insurance companies.

Jim and his family are passionate about education, reading, and life-long learning. Three of Jim’s aunts were teachers; his sister Bonnie was a teacher (among other careers); and his wife Marla has been a professor for many years. After Jim’s parents passed away, he set up the Nyeste-Regling Scholarship Fund in their honor. This fund awards scholarships to graduates of Port Huron High or Port Huron Northern high schools. His sister also set up a scholarship fund to support students at a community college in Montana, where she currently lives.

Jim feels fortunate to have escaped the burden of student debt through merit and other scholarships while attending college and law school. He is sincere about helping others attend college and giving back to his hometown.

Related Entries

May 4, 2009

Over 2,000 Books Given To Students

Family Read Nights distribute over 2,000 books to elementary school students

October 2, 2015

Bill & Jeanne Westerhof

Friday Food for Kids

January 11, 2017

Donor Spotlight: Jan Rose

Our January featured donor is Jan Rose, a Blue Water Land Fund board member and long-time friend of the Foundation.

PDF file - you will need the free Adobe Reader (or equivalent) to view. Download here.

Confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations

Community Foundation of St. Clair County
Community Foundation of St. Clair County 500 Water St.Port Huron, MI 48060 (810) 984-4761 Fax (810) 984-3394

Legal Notice | Current Community Needs | Trustee Login | Donor Account Login | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

© 2002-2017 Community Foundation of SCC. All Rights Reserved. | Website maintained by Eighth Day Media.