The two stayed in touch following graduation, yet neither one imagined the amazing journey they would share long after leaving campus.
The odds of Sarah Frakes ’10 meeting Daniel Chavez ’07 were not great.
When WZND student director Kim Crouse selected Joe Scrima as part of the promotions team based on his qualifications, she had no idea he would also be all she was looking for in her future husband.
When Katherine Priore ’07 and Dan Hogan ’08 met through mutual friends—Brenda Houy ’07 and Kevin Shoemaker—they had no idea their friendship would become a lifelong love affair.
In 1943, Illinois State welcomed the U.S. Navy V-12 program to campus. University High School graduate Harlan Bliss decided to enlist and as a result, met the love of his life.
Jim Hoss ’80 and Karen Iggins ’79 met in 1977. Having mutual friends, they spent much of their time together. One activity they both enjoyed? Foosball.
They both love reflecting on their time at ISU, realizing that if they had not each chosen to attend the University, their childhood bond would not have been rekindled.
Rose Gassner and Joe Grimm, both 2011 alums, were freshmen when they met at Milner Library, unaware that their study session was a set-up by mutual friends.
The long walk back from central campus to the residence halls was the start of a fast friendship for alums Jim Pellum and Christine Gekas.
Yvette Fish was a junior transfer student driving down North Street with a friend who pulled over and called to Rich Evans. Rich got in the car with Yvette and the rest, as they say, is history.