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Rob and Jackie A Fire Alarm that Really Made Sparks Fly Your Story My freshman year (1991) I was at a college Halloween party. Someone in the building pulled the fire alarm. Twice. We had to evacuate. Twice. The second time a boy I had never met offered me his sweatshirt. He went by "Chester."

Deven and Ashley A Special Connection in Classes Your Story We met while taking classes as students in the Master of Higher Education program. Though it took us a full year and a half in order to begin dating after first meeting, many of our classmates would reserve seating so that we would be next to each other during classes. In total, we took...

Tristan and Robyn True Love Found in Terrace Hall Your Story During our second year at Kent State our respective roommates were dating so we subsequently were introduced to each other. We all lived in Terrace Hall which no longer exists. We started dating and quickly fell in love. We have been married 22 years and have two lovely daughters, one who...

Jim and Nicole True Love in Humphrey Hall Your Story Jim and I met our freshman year at Kent State University in Humphrey Hall in 1999. It was not until after I graduated in 2002 that Jim and I started dating. We formed a close friendship throughout our time at Kent that grew into something so much more.  The Proposal and Marriage We got married...

Louis and Cheryl “Bucketful of Love” Our Story It was the fall of 1967,  I had just moved into Dale Village Apartments third floor. My roomie and I had nothing to do since classes hadn't started. We heard some guys working on something in back of the apartment building.  when we opened our window, we saw that they were building something for...

Steve and Kirstein The Couple that Studies Together, Stays Together Our Story I met my husband in room 312 in White Hall. The student sitting next to me used to tell me every time Steve looked my way in class. We shared our first hug at the end of our last class to say goodbye. The professor of that class had everyone exchange addresses, telling us...

Bert and Christy You + Me + Kent State = Six Our Story I met my husband at Kent State in 1999. We shared many good times on campus together. Some of my favorite memories are from our days working together for the All Campus Programming Board. He graduated in 2000 and I graduated in 2002.  The Marriage and Children We were married on October 4,...

Jim and Brenda Love at First Sight Our Story Winter quarter, 1970: I walked into a psych class in Kent Hall and there was Brenda—this vision, this lovely lady from my small group housing (Harbourt, Heer, and VanCampen Halls) whom I hadn’t yet met and whom I thought was out of my league! After a couple of minutes, I realized I was in the wrong...

Tim and Brenda Unlikely Lovers Our Story When I was 18, I was taking world history in Bowman Hall where we had assigned seats by alphabetical order. My maiden name directly preceded Moran. The first thing Tim said to me was, “are you in seat 10B?” When I said yes, he shook his wet umbrella out on me and sat down. My first reaction was, “what...

Kelli and Curt First-Year Sweethearts  Our Story Curt and I met on the first Friday of the first weekend of our freshmen year in 1986. We met on the steps of Beall Hall after he used my dry erase board to ask me to “call Curt.” We spent the next few years exploring campus and town together.  The Proposal and Marriage He proposed in the RA...