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Alan and Kay One Rainy Day in Kent Our Story I was a physics major at KSU and a member of the TKE fraternity. Kay was an education major and a member of AXO sorority. My fraternity brothers had volunteered to chair a "Road Rally" and couldn't attend the organizing meeting. Kay was the chair of Special Activities of the Student Activities Board, so...

Mindy and Jim Barnard A Lifetime of Love Begins at Leebrick Our Story Jim and I met at Kent State in 1986 just a month before he graduated. I was in my sophomore year. We both lived in Leebrick Hall. He was an RA on the third floor, and I lived on the second floor. One night on his "rounds" we began talking. We had our first date on May 3 1986, and...

Lindsey and Adam A Fantasy Football Romance Bridges the Border Our Story Adam played football, and I worked in the football office with my friend Erin. We originally met in Psychology class junior year when he asked Erin whose jacket she was wearing. We started talking and began hanging out. Erin and I watched his dog for him that following month....

Chad and Conni Smith An Ironic Meeting Our Story Conni and I met at KSU, ironically enough, in a class called Marriage, Family, and Other Intimate Lifestyles (or something close to that). We were introduced by a mutual friend in the class. The introduction was followed by many long, slow walks back to Glen Morris apartments, where we both lived at...

Katie and Brice A Night to Remember Our Story Brice and I were both RA's on campus. We knew each other from training sessions and different campus events. We had a lot of mutual friends as well. The summer before my senior year I found out through another KSU alumni that Brice had moved to my hometown for a job at Pitt. I contacted him about...

Karen Andrus and Mark Tollafield A Sophomore Year Courtship Still Going Strong 34 Years Later Our Story We both lived in Small Group and met through friends in May of our sophomore year, 1979. It didn't take us long to figure out that we were meant to be together and were married in July of 1982. We will be celebrating our 31st anniversary this...

Alyssa and Andrew McQuillen College Street and Pandora's Box: Breaking Precedent Our Story It was inevitable that Drew and I would eventually run into each other. We both lived on College Street. He lived in the Rugby House with nine other guys, and I lived across the street with five other girls. Even the smelly, typical college house of rugby...

Bob and Linda Yanega Paradise Found over Pizza Our Story We met in an honors colloquium our sophomore year. Linda had taken fencing the semester before, and I was registered to take it the following semester. I offered to buy her book, and we agreed to meet at the Student Center for some pizza and to make the transaction. I think we both secretly...

Brian and Jacquie Crescenzo Crossing Paths to Class Our Story We met our freshman year living in the Small Group halls. We were both taking bowling, but her class was right before mine. When we crossed paths in between classes, she always told me what to expect. We then became the best of friends throughout our undergrad. It wasn’t until her...

Kevin and Dana A Bus Ride to Remember Our Story I sat next to my future bride in the bus stop near the business building on Summit and said hello. She got up and without saying a word walked across the street to wait for another bus. A few weeks later, I spotted her selling donuts and bagels for her co-ed fraternity in the business building. I made...