couples

Mark and Lori Sparks at Holly Park  Our Story Mark and I lived in the same building at Holly Park apartments. The Proposal and Marriage Mark proposed the week that I graduated in May, 2000. We've been married for eleven years and have two sons, ages eight and five.  Staying Connected to Kent State Today We currently live in Rootstown, Ohio and...

Jerry and Marilynn The Thunderbolt Our Story We met in the autumn of 1965 at a FIJI gathering. It was love at first sight, or "the thunderbolt" as it’s known. Although, I am still amazed I fell for a young man from a very small town. The Proposal and Marriage Jerry and I drove to Erie to get my father's "permission" to marry. Of course, my father...

Gary and Kris Laying a Foundation for Love at Taylor Hall Our Story We met in architecture school, in the studio of Taylor Hall in 1983. An architecture student from Gary's class, who was an RA from my residence hall, introduced us. We only dated a few times and that summer I got an internship. I told my roommate...

Harry and Liz The Letter and a Greek Tragedy Our Story One night in early November, 1965, I decided to join my Clark Hall roommates in the student activities area of Eastway. There they were talking to three girls, one of whom impressed me. Fortune had it that a couple of days later one of my roommates and I encountered her and another girl outside...

Glenn and Susan High School Sweethearts, to KSU and Beyond Our Story We both attended high school together. I arrived at Kent in 1979, and Susan came the next year. We both enjoyed college life together and with friends; we never really separated. After college and the start of our careers, we decided on a KSU merger. The last twenty-four years...

Dave and Courtney  A Fated Homecoming Celebration Our Story Although we both lived in Tri-Towers at the same time (1999-2000) and shared the same group of friends during college, we didn't meet until KSU's Homecoming in 2004. I was in town visiting my family in Cleveland and decided to stop in Kent to have dinner with my brother on my way back to...

Christina and Jeffrey Extra, Extra! Newsroom Courtship, Read All About It! Our Story We were both journalism majors and met while working at the Daily Kent Stater during the fall 2007 semester. We saw a lot of each other around the newsroom, but got to know each other better during the next semester (spring 2008), when Jeff was sports editor, and I...

Bob and Janet A Long and Winding Path of Love Leads Back to Kent Our Story Jan Hadley and I met in a KSU physics class on Hill Top Drive in 1963. Jan sat right behind me in the class. After class Jan would walk home to her sorority house, Gamma Phi Beta, which was right across from the class on Lincoln Street. My house was on Willow Street right...

David and Amanda Many Memories of a Kent State Courtship Our Story David and I went to high school together in Lorain, Ohio. We had decided to go to Kent State University after visiting a friend of ours there. David had attended the local Lorain County Community College, and I was still in high school. We couldn't wait to go to school together. I...

Doug and Nancy Small Group and Golf: An Equation for Love Our Story We both lived in the Small Group dorms. Doug’s roommate, Ned Weaver, introduced us. They were both on the Golf Team. Doug was pre-med, and I was in nursing so we studied together in the library. I graduated a year before he did and that year apart showed us we wanted to be back...