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Alumni Sweethearts Share Their Fordham Love Stories

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, more than 70 Fordham alumni couples—from the 1960s to the Class of 2019—responded to a call from the alumni relations office to share their Fordham love stories on social media.

Some couples hit it off immediately—more than a few noted that they met their loved one on their very first day on campus. Others crossed paths as seniors, or were good friends for many years before getting together. Some only recently started dating; some are newlyweds; and others will soon be celebrating 25 or even 50 years of marriage, or are now the proud parents of Fordham students or alumni. Many of them were engaged on campus or married in the University Church.

From stories of blind dates and dating apps to lunch tables and libraries, these Fordham couples share at least one thing in common—they’re grateful that Fordham brought them together.

"We both lived in Alumni North freshman year and we met on the first day of school! It wasn’t until the beginning of our…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"Waiting for the train at the Fordham train station."- Bob Kavanagh, FCRH '70 and Carole Maltzman Kavanagh, TMC '70

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"My husband and I met in Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiation class (Spring 2012). One of his group mates was…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"Justin was a member of the Ramblers, one of the a capella groups on campus. He and I met freshman year during one of…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"Dave and I met while organizing students against the Persian Gulf War in 1991. We got to know each other at meetings…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"My roommates and I all met our spouses at Fordham Rose Hill class of 1990 ! Almost 30 years later we travel and have…

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"Not only did I meet my wife at Fordham, my son (also Charles class of 2010) also met his wife Kelly at Fordham. They…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"The weekend after my college graduation, John and I met on an online dating app. We had never met on campus, but of…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"We were set up by friends for a blind date at the Under the Tent dance in April 1992. We’ve been together ever since…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"Allison was a junior and Kevin was in his last year in Fordham GAS when we met in a graduate-level Communications class…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"Chris and I met in October 1990 when I was a junior living in Martyr’s Court and he was a sophomore living in New Hall….

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"Sophomore year Dave and I lived in Alumni North and we met playing ping pong in the lounge. Over the course of our next…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"We met in the Fordham University Cafeteria. Graduated in June '70. Were married on July 4th, '70. We will celebrate 50 happy years together this July."- Rick Boeckler, FCRH '70 and Evelyn Boeckler, TMC '70

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"Julian and I were both members of Academia Hispana. I was on the eboard. We were friends/acquaintances all through…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

"I was training to be an RA at Fordham in the summer of 1995 and Kieran was there for Urban Plunge. We were introduced…

Posted by Fordham University Alumni on Friday, February 14, 2020

See the full Valentine’s Day album on the Fordham University Alumni Facebook page, which includes every submission we received.

Note: Although we loved reading all the stories alumni couples shared, we wish we had received even more! We hope we can continue to create an inclusive space for our diverse group of fellow Rams as we ask for similar story submissions in the future.

 

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