UConn Alumni Love Stories

Jennifer Doak-Mathewson
Jennifer Doak-Mathewson

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Did you know that there are more than 20,000 alumni couples in UConn Nation? We asked you to share some of your love stories on Facebook this Valentine’s Day. Here are just a few of them:

“My husband and I were in the same Industrial Administration class in 1971 but did not actually meet until we each went to The Disc record shop in Storrs to return record albums that skipped. His was Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ and mine was Jonathan Edwards. I was behind him in line and began a conversation with him. We then began sitting together in class. Over the rest of our UConn careers, we became friends and occasionally hung out together. We graduated in May 1973 and began dating later that year. We were married the following year and just celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary. And within the past 10 years, we attended both a Jonathan Edwards concert and a Don McLean concert and were fortunate to have each of our album covers signed by their respective artist. The albums are now framed and hang in our family room as a reminder of our first meeting.”

“My husband and I met in 1992 when I moved into a Hunting Lodge apartment above his. My roomie and I promised him and his roommate a case of beer if they would help us move our furniture in! I gave him the case eventually when we were married on campus in 1998! Two daughters and 24 years later, we are still #HuskyBlue!”

“Met my partner in the fall of 2011 as we prepared for the Gender & Sexuality alternative spring break in the spring of 2012. We met through volunteering and activism for LGBTQIA+ organizations and causes! It was an awesome experience. We began dating soon after and have been together for almost four years now! We have had many challenges being in an interracial lesbian relationship, but we have had even more joys. She is smart, caring, beautiful, and compassionate. We both studied Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. I graduated in 2014 and she graduated in 2015!”

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