Raíssa Sousa and Welenton Webler

Raíssa Sousa and Welenton Webler

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Raíssa Sousa and Welenton Webler were both exchange students from Brazil when they met in August 2015. “We didn’t know each other before since he’s from Santa Catarina state and I’m from São Paulo state, more than 620 miles apart,” she says. “The day I arrived at Miner Village, he offered to help me with…

Samantha (Somers) and Scott Holcomb

Samantha (Somers) and Scott Holcomb

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Samantha (Somers) and Scott Holcomb first met as they were trying to catch the last bus back to campus after the Greek Week closing games in 2011. Samantha was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and Scott was a member of Beta Sigma Psi. Although they hit it off, it took a few weeks before…

Taylor Husman and Tyler Recker

Taylor Husman and Tyler Recker

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Taylor Husman and Tyler Recker met on the patio of Kappa Sigma fraternity on their second night at S&T in 2014. Tyler had been helping Chi Omega with recruitment by being a practice “potential new member” and was still wearing his name tag from that event. Married in September 2020, the pair shared many memorable…

James Kreilich and Mary Jane Naeger

James Kreilich and Mary Jane Naeger

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James Kreilich and Mary Jane Naeger went to school together at Valle High School in 1960, but it wasn’t until the beginning of their senior year in 1963 that the two started dating. It all started after a Homecoming football date. “A buddy of mine took Mary Jane and her girlfriend home after the game,”…

Courtney (Greene) and Jeff Willey

Courtney (Greene) and Jeff Willey

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Courtney (Greene) and Jeff Willey met in August 2005 after he returned to Rolla to pursue his graduate degree while working for the Missouri Department of Transportation. The two would run into each other at the Newman Center on campus over the next year, but it wouldn’t be until the center’s annual ice cream social…

Matthew Harris and Grace Lupo

Matthew Harris and Grace Lupo

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During a biostatistics lab in the fall of 2017, Matthew Harris saw Grace Lupo sitting by herself and invited her to join him at his table. As weeks passed, the two got to know each other better and realized that except for one class, they had the same schedule.  “Then one Friday, Oct. 13, 2017,…

Tina (Pankey) and Patrick Hammond

Tina (Pankey) and Patrick Hammond

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Tina (Pankey) and Patrick Hammond met through mutual friends at a party in November 2004. The couple had their first date on Thanksgiving that same year. “We loved hanging out with friends, many of which we still hang out with today,” she says. “Our favorite off-campus place was Slice of Pie.” Patrick earned a bachelor’s…

Camille (Anderson) and Mark Herrera

Camille (Anderson) and Mark Herrera

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Camille (Anderson) and Mark Herrera met in February 2007 after a mutual friend arranged for a double date at Alex’s Pizza. “It was a blind date for the two of us, though not for the other couple,” she says. “We went on another date a week or two later, just the two of us, and…

Lindsay (McNamee) and Garrett Blanchard

Lindsay (McNamee) and Garrett Blanchard

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Lindsay (McNamee) and Garrett Blanchard met on a trip with other Christian Campus Fellowship members to the International Conference on Missions, held in Kentucky in November 2016. “That was probably our first friend group on campus, and how we got more connected to CCF and campus in general,” she says. “We were the only two…

Sudha Sneha Devarakonda and Karthik Kumar

Sudha Sneha Devarakonda and Karthik Kumar

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After Sudha Sneha Devarakonda and Karthik Kumar met through a mutual friend, they kept running into each other on the way to and from campus, at the gym, the library and even a graduate teaching assistant workshop. “Eventually we decided to give dating a shot,” she says. “Walking to Einstein Bros. at the Havener Center…

Tabitha (Fiske) and Brian Locke

Tabitha (Fiske) and Brian Locke

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Tabitha (Fiske) and Brian Locke met in December 2009 when she dropped by a friend’s room to get help with Excel. “Brian was over there and ended up being the one that figured it out before even learning my name,” she says. “After that we studied together and hung out together with our group of…

Jessica (Kressig) and Daniel Cannon

Jessica (Kressig) and Daniel Cannon

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Jessica (Kressig) and Daniel Cannon met in September 2011 after she took a dare at a party to dance with him. A friend of one of her friends, Daniel was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. And as it turned out, they were next-door neighbors because she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. “We…

Kala Longman and Maxwell Rose

Kala Longman and Maxwell Rose

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Kala Longman and Maxwell Rose met in 2015 thanks to mutual campus interests and a similar friend group. But it took them until December 2016 to have a conversation that was just between the two of them. “The Christmas break of 2016 was filled with snow and shenanigans, and the rest ended up history between…

Sarah (Lewey) and Leslie “Les” McDaniel

Sarah (Lewey) and Leslie “Les” McDaniel

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When Sarah (Lewey) and Leslie “Les” McDaniel met in 2013 at a local bar called the Grotto, it was all thanks to mutual alumni friends. “He schooled me in pool, and I stole his beer and his heart,” she recalls of that night. The first two years of their relationship was long distance, as Les…

Kayla Klossner-Thompson and Cole Thompson

Kayla Klossner-Thompson and Cole Thompson

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Kayla Klossner-Thompson and Cole Thompson attended the same high school, but their friendship didn’t start until they met at S&T in 2013. “Our friend groups just didn’t overlap,” she says. “He was the drum major and I was a cheerleader.” That all changed inside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, where Cole had a class…

Abby (LaPreze) and Jeremy Morris

Abby (LaPreze) and Jeremy Morris

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When Abby (LaPreze) and Jeremy Morris first met as members of the 2007 Chancellor’s Leadership Academy (CLA), they didn’t realize that they actually lived next door to each other. Jeremy lived in the Sigma Pi Fraternity house and Abby lived in the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House on 12th Street. “He was one of the…

Kaitlyn Loucks and Jacob Bellomy

Kaitlyn Loucks and Jacob Bellomy

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Kaitlyn Loucks and Jacob Bellomy met each other at a fraternity party while she was home from co-op one weekend in September 2018. “He struck up a conversation with me after his buddy pointed me out and said, ‘Hey she’s cute, go talk to her’,” she says. “We went on a date the next day,…

Teresa (Schneider) and Samuel Vohsen

Teresa (Schneider) and Samuel Vohsen

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Even though as students, Teresa (Schneider) and Samuel Vohsen spent many hours in McNutt Hall as ceramic engineering and geology and geophysics majors, they didn’t actually meet until Sept. 27, 2018, after they matched on Coffee Meets Bagel, an app for people looking for committed relationships. “We really hit it off while sitting at the…

Jenna (Freese) and Aaron Wundrack

Jenna (Freese) and Aaron Wundrack

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Jenna (Freese) and Aaron Wundrack met in the mining engineering department in 2013, where they were both pursuing bachelor’s degrees in mining engineering. “We would see each other walking to and from Miner Village as acquaintances but never really talked until we had classes together and mutual friends,” says Jenna, who graduated in 2015.  After…

Jacquelyn (Stroble) and Robert Nagel

Jacquelyn (Stroble) and Robert Nagel

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Jacquelyn (Stroble) and Robert Nagel met in 2005 during their first semester as graduate students. “We both took the same class and became study partners,” she says. Jacquelyn earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 2005 and a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering in 2007. Robert earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in…

Robert and Mary (Shultz) Hoffmann

Robert and Mary (Shultz) Hoffmann

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Robert Hoffmann knew right away when Mary (Shultz) walked into a fraternity house party with a group of four friends in 1978 that he and his friend had to meet them. “We had a great weekend together so I invited her down for the next party weekend,” he says. When Mary and Robert didn’t talk…

Chloe Howenstein-Heskin and Shayne Heskin

Chloe Howenstein-Heskin and Shayne Heskin

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Chloe Howenstein-Heskin and Shayne Heskin met during the spring semester of their freshman year in 2011. The two were part of a group project for an entry-level civil engineering class taught by Heath Pickerell, a faculty sponsor who was very involved with the Solar House Team. “We met as a group many times to work…

Brandi (Andersen) and Patrick VerSteeg

Brandi (Andersen) and Patrick VerSteeg

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Brandi (Andersen) and Patrick VerSteeg met during Opening Week in 2006. “My roommate and I knew Patrick’s roommate from Jackling Engineering Camp the summer before,” she says. “The four of us would hang out together. Patrick and I became great friends who fell in love. We dated through college. We got jobs in different parts…

Rosalie (Larson) and Stan Hadley

Rosalie (Larson) and Stan Hadley

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Rosalie (Larson) and Stan Hadley met one Friday in September 1977 in TJ Hall. Rosalie’s roommate was a lab partner with a friend of Stan’s, so they were eating lunch together in the hall’s cafeteria. Later that day, Stan, a junior, had already decided he’d like to ask Rosalie, a freshman, out when he caught…

Makayla (Appel) and Sebastian Klesing

Makayla (Appel) and Sebastian Klesing

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Makayla (Appel) and Sebastian Klesing met through the Air Force ROTC program during the fall 2015 semester. “We were acquaintances and shared some mutual friends,” she says. “Fast forward to Fall 2017 and we were kind of set up by our mutual friends. Sebastian ended up asking me out on a date, and we went…

Kathy (Stone) and Bob Phillips

Kathy (Stone) and Bob Phillips

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Kathy (Stone) and Bob Phillips were both living in TJ Hall’s North Tower when they met in August 1986 while attending a trigonometry review session before the start of their freshman year. At breakfast on Tuesday morning, Bob and several of the other guys from his floor decided to sit with Kathy and her roommate.…

Jillian (Estes) and Charlie Stankovic

Jillian (Estes) and Charlie Stankovic

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Jillian (Estes) and Charlie Stankovic met in 2013 after overhearing stories about one another. During finals week, they played sand volleyball.  Some of their favorite shared campus experiences include classes and “anything that SUB hosted.” “We miss the S&T bubble of freedom,” she says.  Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2016, and…

Leah (Rechner) and Matt Lenzner

Leah (Rechner) and Matt Lenzner

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Leah (Rechner) and Matt Lenzner met during their first week on campus as freshmen in August 2001. Leah’s friend started dating Matt’s roommate, and the two became good friends. “We both lived in TJ,” she says. “We hung out in the same group of friends for more than a year before we started dating. We…

Jordan Lynn and Derek Voges

Jordan (Lynn) and Derek Voges

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Jordan Lynn and Derek Voges met at a Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity party at the end of August in 2015. “We were both keeping an eye on a mutual friend who ended up calling us ‘mom and dad’ by the end of the night, so we played along,” she says. “Once we got the mutual…

Katherine (Reid) and Josh Warner

Katherine (Reid) and Josh Warner

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Katherine (Reid) met Josh Warner in February 2011 at a social event co-hosted by her service sorority, Delta Omicron Lambda, and his fraternity, Theta Xi. In 2014, Josh earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Katherine earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering. Married in July 2016, the pair share many memorable campus moments together…

AJ (Bedwell) and Patrick Prawitz

AJ (Bedwell) and Patrick Prawitz

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AJ (Bedwell) and Patrick Prawitz met in spring 2004 as castmates of the musical, Annie Get Your Gun. “I was playing Dolly Tate and he was a dancing cowboy with very little rhythm,” says AJ. That production would be the first of many for the two to perform on the Leach Theatre stage under the…

Hilary (Kuehn) and Christopher Zerr

Hilary (Kuehn) and Christopher Zerr

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Hilary (Kuehn) was living in the Residential College in August 2006 when her roommate, Emilie, took her to a party at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house and introduced her to Christopher Zerr. They spent the evening talking and became Facebook friends. “I am a member of Chi Omega and Chris is a member of…

Andrea (Clements) and Zachary Weber

Andrea (Clements) and Zachary Weber

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Andrea (Clements) Weber, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, met her husband, Zachary, when one of her sorority sisters married a Beta Sigma Psi fraternity member. During the wedding’s reception, Andrea’s sorority sisters set up single fraternity members to slow dance with her. “Zach was the last slow song of the night,” she says.…

Brandon Moore and Mackenzy Vedder

Brandon Moore and Mackenzy Vedder

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Brandon Moore met Mackenzy Vedder while working as a bartender at Hoppers Pub in September 2019 at Hoppers Pub.  “I left my number and the rest is history,” Mackenzy says. “We are getting married this August!” Brandon earned his bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and architectural engineering in 2018. Mackenzy earned her bachelor’s degree in…

Courtney (Mandeville) and Josh Weber

Courtney (Mandeville) and Josh Weber

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Courtney (Mandeville) met Josh Weber at a Greek life mixer that she attended with her roommate in April 2015.  “Going to Rolla introduced me to the love of my life and many lifelong friends we will have,” she says. Courtney earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 2016, and Josh earned a bachelor’s degree…

Savannah (Signaigo) and Nathan Leezer

Savannah (Signaigo) and Nathan Leezer

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Savannah (Signaigo) and Nathan Leezer met during Greek Week activities in September 2010 when Nathan, a first-year Interfraternity Council representative, and Savannah, a first-year Panhellenic Council member, were paired up to time the fraternity and sorority races at the Vichy airport. That afternoon, the beer garden was running low on ice, and since Nathan had…

Hannah Ramsey-Standage and Chayne Standage

Hannah Ramsey-Standage and Chayne Standage

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Hannah Ramsey-Standage and Chayne Standage met in 2014 after being cast in a Miner League Theatre Player production of “Grease” as a Pink Lady and a T-Bird, respectively. “We became close friends during the rehearsal process and started dating a year and a half later,” she says. “One perk of being at a smaller school…

David and Karen (Miller) Sorrell

David and Karen (Miller) Sorrell

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In the spring semester of 1979, David Sorrell was looking for an “easy A” during his senior year at Missouri S&T and enrolled in Coach Pease’s swimming class as an elective. Karen (Miller) Sorrell, a sophomore at the time, was taking the same class to get the exercise. Although David already had a girlfriend, he…

Lynnae (Kempf) and Joe Wilson

Lynnae (Kempf) and Joe Wilson

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Lynnae (Kempf) and Joe Wilson met and became friends during their first week on campus as freshmen. “I was on campus early for trig review, and Joe was on campus early for football,” she says. “One of his friends was helping to build lofts in our dorm room when Joe stopped by and we were…

Pam (Thebeau) and Dennis Leitterman

Pam (Thebeau) and Dennis Leitterman

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Although both Pam (Thebeau) and Dennis Leitterman started as freshmen in fall 1971, they didn’t meet until August 1975. “I was a co-op student, and after my freshman year, alternated semesters in class in Rolla and semesters at work in St. Louis,” Dennis says. “Between 1972 and 1975, there were five work sessions totaling 18…

Laura Pirrone and Patrick Corcoran

Laura Pirrone and Patrick Corcoran

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Laura Pirrone and Patrick Corcoran had two things in common when they met at S&T.  “We actually went to high school together,” Laura says. “We had no idea who the other one was!” The two became acquaintances after August 2014, but it wasn’t until the Fall 2015 semester that they really got to know each…

Rebecca and Joe Hawkes-Cates

Rebecca and Joe Hawkes-Cates

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Rebecca and Joe Hawkes-Cates met in 2009 while volunteering at a Miner football game. “We handed out fruit and water to the marching band,” she says. “I was in Kappa Kappa Psi and he was in Tau Beta Sigma. We hung out together and just found each other really easy to talk to.” The next…

Megan (Jekel) and Jonathan Pardeck

Megan (Jekel) and Jonathan Pardeck

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Megan (Jekel), a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and Jonathan Pardeck, a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity, met through the Interfraternity Council when they both served as representatives in 1998. Jonathan asked Megan out a few times but she wanted to remain as friends. “He even offered to help me finish my Fortran programs,…

Alyssa Purdy and Ryon Owings

Alyssa Purdy and Ryon Owings

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Alyssa Purdy and Ryon Owings met during Opening Week in August 2014. Both lived in TJ Hall’s north tower – Alyssa on the fifth floor and Ryon on the sixth floor. “Our RA’s were good friends with each other, so they encouraged 5N and 6N to mingle and get to know one another,” she says.…

Gwen (Ingram) and Chase Davis

Gwen (Ingram) and Chase Davis

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Gwen (Ingram) and Chase Davis, who both earned their bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering from S&T, met after participating in the Christian Campus Fellowship’s fall float trip in 2015.  “At the end of the weekend, a group of us who all lived in the TJ dorms exchanged numbers and started meeting up for meals,” she…

Anika (Stuckenschneider) and Jacob (Wang) Careaga

Anika (Stuckenschneider) and Jacob (Wang) Careaga

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Anika (Stuckenschneider) met Jacob (Wang) Careaga during the spring of 1996 when he came over to her Kappa Delta sorority house with a friend to borrow a file for their transportation class. Anika and Jacob earned bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering in 1998. The pair married in January 1999. “Invite the swim team to your…

Amanda (Kay Hansen) and Chris Byrd

Amanda (Kay Hansen) and Chris Byrd

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It was a fire drill at TJ Residence Hall in September 1999 that first brought Amanda (Kay Hansen) and Chris Byrd together. The two connected again a couple of weeks later at the hall’s dance and have been together ever since. The pair graduated with bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering in May 2003. “We got…

Keith and Bobbie (Smith) Wedge

Keith and Bobbie (Smith) Wedge

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Keith Wedge met his future wife, Bobbie (Smith), in November 1967 while he was helping establish a chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Missouri State University in Springfield. Bobbie, an MSU student and a member of Delta Zeta sorority there, was introduced to Keith by a member of the Springfield fraternity.  “We dated for…

Erica (Walker) and Ryan Long

Erica (Walker) and Ryan Long

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Erica (Walker) and Ryan Long met during her move-in day her freshman year in August 1998 when he delivered cookies from the Baptist Student Union and invited everyone to attend their events. “He lived on Kelly A and I lived on Kelly C,” she says. “I was already planning to join the BSU so it…

Leslie Bixler and Matt Bubenheim

Leslie Bixler and Matt Bubenheim

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Leslie Bixler and Matt Bubenheim met in a physics demonstration on the first day of Opening Week in August 2014. “We chatted a bit before and after class and then went our separate ways,” she says. “Coincidentally, we found ourselves in the same physics lab group for the remainder of the week. We exchanged numbers…

Chase Barnes and Auburn Meister

Chase Barnes and Auburn Meister

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Chase Barnes met Auburn Meister during Opening Week in August 2015 at his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. “We kept hanging out at the fraternity house and then one night he drove me back to my dorm,” says Auburn. “That night we stayed up for hours and hours talking until it was time for our morning…

Kirstin Rigger and Holden McComb

Kirstin Rigger and Holden McComb

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Kirstin Rigger and Holden McComb were freshmen living in TJ Hall when they met in 2015. Holden, who lived on the floor below Kirstin, would often help her with her chemistry assignments. “We were just casual acquaintances, but I had a huge crush on him,” she says. “I convinced a mutual friend to invite him…

Shahd (Alassadi) and Danny Ryan

Shahd (Alassadi) and Danny Ryan

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Shahd (Alassadi) and Danny Ryan first met during the 100th Best Ever St. Pat’s in 2008, but it wasn’t until the next year’s Greek Games that they started hanging out. “Our first date was to the amazing El-Rodeo,” Shahd says.  Danny moved to Memphis in May 2010 and Shahd followed suit in May 2012. That…

Elizabeth and Teddy Caputa-Hatley

Elizabeth and Teddy Caputa-Hatley

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Elizabeth and Teddy Caputa-Hatley met on the second day of Opening Week in 2015 in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Elizabeth was waiting outside of the building’s lecture hall, feeling alone and nervous about meeting new people and making friends. “Teddy walked up to the hall and was wearing some of his crazy socks hiked up…

Hycintia Subash and Vincent Allen

Hycintia Subash and Vincent Allen

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When Hycintia Subash and Vincent Allen were seated next to each other at an etiquette dinner in March 2014, neither of them likely expected to be married to each other less than six months later. “It happened to be my birthday and we really hit it off,” she says. “He’s my favorite birthday present –…

Amanda (Gealy) and Logan Meyer

Amanda (Gealy) and Logan Meyer

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Amanda (Gealy) and Logan Meyer met through mutual friends during St. Pat’s in 2010. Amanda earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering management in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Logan earned bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and architectural engineering in 2011. The couple was married in 2014 and their child, Madison Ruth, was born in 2018.…

Sandy (Junge) and Brian Klein

Sandy (Junge) and Brian Klein

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Sandy (Junge) and Brian Klein met in 1990 during lunch in the TJ Hall cafeteria. “Sandy needed a typewriter to fill out a summer job application,” he says. “I offered mine. We talked while she typed, and that launched our friendship.” Both Brian and Sandy earned bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering in 1994. The pair…

Genevieve (DuBois) and Greg Sutton

Genevieve (DuBois) and Greg Sutton

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Active in the mining industry and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Genevieve (DuBois) and Greg Sutton first met in 2007. They knew each other for a long time before they became a couple. “We were both on campus often for mining department activities as alumni – mucking competitions, senior design project judging and…

Lynsey (Jorgenson) and Bret Grinde

Lynsey (Jorgenson) and Bret Grinde

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It didn’t take long for Lynsey (Jorgenson) and Bret Grinde to meet each other on campus in August 2005. “We met the second day after freshman move-in,” she says. “During freshman week, we ran into each other on campus a few times, including when a fire alarm was pulled in TJ. On Friday, he asked…

Mary (Hilton) and Mike McEvilly

Mary (Hilton) and Mike McEvilly

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Mary (Hilton) and Mike McEvilly met in August 1978 at a Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity party. As students, the two enjoyed volunteering at the concession stand at Miner football games for the Intercollegiate Knights, and attending Kappa Delta and Tau Kappa Epsilon functions. “We still have many friends as a result of our experience at…

Arden Hawley and Alex Richter

Arden Hawley and Alex Richter

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Arden Hawley met Alex Richter in August 2015 after her roommate joined KMNR, where he was a DJ. “She introduced us and Alex gave us a tour of the station,” she says. The couple started dating that fall and got engaged in December 2020. As students, one of their favorite activities was the annual KMNR…

Ashley (Koesterer) and Michael Pickler

Ashley (Koesterer) and Michael Pickler

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Ashley (Koesterer) and Michael Pickler met in an English class at S&T in 2012 and started walking together after class. Two years later, Michael graduated with a bachelor’s degree in information science and technology and Ashley earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and economics.  As students, some of their favorite shared campus traditions included Sigma…

Samantha (Smith) and Andrew Keeven

Samantha (Smith) and Andrew Keeven

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Although Samantha (Smith) and Andrew Keeven met thanks to mutual friends during St. Pat’s in 2014, they didn’t get to know each other until a spring break trip to Panama City Beach, Fla. “Who knew you could meet the love of your life at the end of a long week of sunburns and beer,” she…

John and Kristie (Capps) Gibson

John and Kristie (Capps) Gibson

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After a basketball game in February 1973, John Gibson and a friend went to a party at TJ Hall where they didn’t know too many people.  John grabbed a drink from a cooler, intending to settle into a corner of the room, but a few minutes later, he dropped the beverage, shattering the container. After…

Katie (Fritts) and Mitchell Niehoff

Katie (Fritts) and Mitchell Niehoff

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Katie (Fritts) and Mitchell Niehoff met in fall 2006 during that semester’s first meeting of the Perfect 10 Improv group. “Perfect 10 Improv was such a great way to exercise creativity and socialize,” she says. “Over the years, it was often a joke from the audience that he was ‘proposing’ … until five years later…

Erin Hayden and Matthew Garger

Erin Hayden and Matthew Garger

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Although Erin Hayden and Matthew Garger were both students at S&T for an overlapping year, they didn’t meet until the Spring Career Fair in 2012. “I was recruiting entry-level automation engineers for the firm I worked at,” she says. “I had no idea I was also recruiting a husband!” Erin earned a bachelor’s degree in…

Katie (Thompson) and Dan Aiken

Katie (Thompson) and Dan Aiken

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Katie (Thompson), a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, and Dan Aiken, a member of Sigma Pi, were living next door to each other for two years before they ever met. “He was dating someone from another school, and I was at his house because I was interested in one of his fraternity brothers,” she says.…

Rachel (Kluesner) and Steven Jung

Rachel (Kluesner) and Steven Jung

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Rachel (Kluesner) and Steven Jung met in 2006 while working together and going to S&T. “I was in the BioSci cDNA Resource Center and he was working in the animal lab,” she says. “St. Pat’s 2007 we were both at the Grotto and became fast friends; he annoyed me but was also very funny.” The…

Ruth (Farrar) and Richard Kinsey

Ruth (Farrar) and Richard Kinsey

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Ruth (Farrar) met Richard Kinsey on the steps of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Theta in 2011. Ruth grew up in Rolla and worked at the Tater Patch where they had mutual friends. They remained friends for five years and only started dating after Richard graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and moved to…

Nick Swanson and Julia Ingram

Nick Swanson and Julia Ingram

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Although Nick Swanson and Julia Ingram met during an informational meeting for FRC Robotics during high school back in 2011, the two didn’t start dating until they came to S&T in August 2015. At S&T, Nick studied mechanical engineering and was a member of Kappa Sigma, and Julia studied civil engineering and was a member…

Will Annunziata and Rebecka Connor

Will Annunziata and Rebecka Connor

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Will Annunziata met Rebecka Connor in January 2016 while he was home on Christmas break from his first semester at S&T.  “Through mutual friends, we met up for our date out to Buffalo Wild Wings and to see a movie,” she says. “From there, I visited him on campus on weekends and met all of…

Jennifer (Hoffman) and Terrence Sison

Jennifer (Hoffman) and Terrence Sison

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Jennifer (Hoffman) and Terrence Sison attended the same high school but didn’t know each other until they met at S&T in 2006.  Active members of Engineers Without Borders, they both went to Bolivia in 2007 but worked on two separate project locations. Terrence worked up in the mountains, and Jennifer worked on a project in…

Kristy Giacomelli-Feys and Dimitri Feys

Kristy Giacomelli-Feys and Dimitri Feys

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Finding love after a divorce can feel like a fool’s errand. But for Kristy Giacomelli-Feys and Dimitri Feys, their first meeting – and their subsequent first date at Alex’s Pizza – happened on April 1, 2016. “We both came from hard divorces,” she shares. “He was a faculty member and I worked at the registrar’s…

Madison (Moore) and Scottie Thomas

Madison (Moore) and Scottie Thomas

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Madison (Moore) and Scottie Thomas attended the same high school, and even took a French class together, but they didn’t become a couple until his freshman year at S&T. While students at S&T, both spent a lot of time in the Havener Center and served on the Student Council at Missouri S&T. In fact, both…

Abby (Pittroff) and Ryan Riess

Abby (Pittroff) and Ryan Riess

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Student athletes Abby (Pittroff) and Ryan Riess met in August 2002 outside the campus’s Rayle Cafeteria. “I thought to myself, ‘he’s so tall and handsome,’” she says. “I like to give him grief today that he blew me off that day and said, ‘I gotta go to my chem lab,’ but he doesn’t quite remember…