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Katie and Lucas Affectionate Athletes Our Story Lucas played football and Katie was on the softball team from fall, 2001 until they graduated in May, 2005.  They met during their freshmen year at a mandatory study table session, but didn’t start dating until their senior year. They were both injured and had to spend many hours in the training...

Yvette and David A Love of Priority Our Story David and I met as student leaders in 2007 through our involvement in student organizations, in what is currently the Center for Student Involvement. We quickly became best friends. In 2009 after my divorce, we began dating, and have lived together ever since. The Proposal and Marriage He hasn’t...

Michael and Emily A Special Mutual Friend Your Story We met through a mutual friend, Elizabeth Byers. We became best friends and knew we had something special. I moved back to Pittsburgh to get my masters while Michael finished up at KSU. I would drive from Pittsburgh to Kent every weekend. When Michael graduated he moved to Pittsburgh to be with...

Rob and Debbie Summer Loving Our Story Rob and I met during the summer of 1970 while I was attending summer session at Kent and Rob was home on leave from the Air Force. His high school friends were my KSU buddies. They introduced us (yes, it was a blind date). We are thankful to KSU for our education and both of us have enjoyed wonderful and...

Duane and Jacqueline An Unexpected Interview Our Story I met my husband at the Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA), now known as Oscar Ritchie Hall. I was the editor of a journal we were publishing in our English class taught by Hulda Smith. I had scheduled an interview with the Black United Student's president for an article about the...

Valarie and Gene Gospel Rap Kickstarts Love Our Story We met at the Kent Gospel Rap held in the student center in 1978, and we started dating in January 1979. We graduated and married in 1982. We started our careers with the help of the Kent placement center. The Proposal and Marriage Gene and I were engaged for over a year while our careers...

Steve and Sarah An Anti-Valentine’s Day Set Up  Our Story Spring semester 1991, I was an officer in the KSU Amnesty International chapter, as was Steve's roommate, Bill. I shared an office in the Union with the International Film Club, and we all became friends. For Valentine's Day, we planned an "Anti-Valentine’s Day" dinner in the...

Brian and Rebecca An October Afternoon in the Park       Our Story We met our sophomore year while both living in Fletcher Hall and began dating later that year. There is some debate between the two of us as to when exactly the first time was that we met. Discrepancies aside, we met in the dorms! The Proposal and Marriage We were engaged during...

Nicholas and Leah  A Serendipitous Meeting in the Honors College Our Story It was a serendipitous meeting; I came to Kent State from Cleveland for the architecture program, and Leah came to Kent State from Detroit for fashion design. Neither of us ended up in those respective programs, but came together in the Honors College. My junior year, a...

Mike and Kathy A Meeting at Tri-Towers Leads to Love Our Story We met working together at the Tri-Towers dormitory desk. My wife was an education major, and I majored in Architecture.  The Proposal and Marriage I proposed in a car the night I returned from three months of study abroad in Italy, just before my fifth year of Architecture School. We...