Abilene Christian University students leave campus with more than a diploma: they leave with lifelong relationships – from roommates who became best friends and professors who became mentors to boyfriends and girlfriends who became spouses. This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day, ACU is celebrating those marriages whose roots are planted on the Hill.
If you met your future spouse on campus – whether at the Bean, on the intramural field, in the Optimist office, during class, before Chapel or at any of hundreds of other spots – we’re offering you the opportunity to share your story this month. Grab that old photo album (or CD, or flash drive) and post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with a sentence or two about how you met. Add the hashtag #ACULoveStory, and help us celebrate the relationships begun and nurtured at ACU!
Here are some examples of what an #ACULoveStory looks like:
Dr. Larry (’65) and Gloria (Bradshaw ’65) Bradshaw
“We sat together in Chapel because of our same last names. One evening, Larry was standing on the porch of Mabee Hall, and I walked by with some friends and introduced myself. Two weeks later, he called me at McKinzie Hall for a church date. The romance blossomed, and two years later we were married.” – Gloria Bradshaw
Lyle (’86) and Kari (Dorsey ’84) Leong
“I played football, and Kari was ‘the voice of KACU Radio.’ I tried to talk her into making a big deal on the air about what a big football star I was. Kari never messed up on the air, but the next time she spoke about the team, she got tongue-twisted and flubbed it up in a major way. I felt so bad about it that I asked her on a date.” – Lyle Leong
Since we first issued the invitation last week, we’ve received many terrific – and touching – responses. Among them:
If you’re not on social media, but want to share your #ACULoveStory with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be on the lookout for the best photos and stories to share, and some will be published in a future issue of ACU Today magazine.