True Blue Love Stories

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Jesse and Almeta Radford

How did you meet? We met at a youth revival the summer before our senior year of high school in 1990. Jesse’s version of the story is that I “dissed” him and played hard to get, but I don’t remember it that way! – Almeta How quickly we forget! I seem to be the only… Read More

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Justin & Ellana Stuart

How did you meet? In math class where we both were failing lol What activities did the campus offer couples? We both played college basketball for SAU What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Watch Movies and walked the campus How many years have you been together? 9 and half years Are there… Read More

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Colter & Brooke Prescott

How did you meet? A Phi Lamb Christmas party What activities did the campus offer couples? Colter was Vice President of the SAU rodeo team and Brooke was a member of Tri Sigma. Most of our weekends were spent at college rodeos. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Our first date was… Read More

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Lancer Clark and Karrah Clark

How did you meet? I would always see her walking on Campus looking so beautiful. One day, I got the courage to ask her out on a date, she said yes, and we have been inseparable every since. What activities did the campus offer couples? Movie Nights, Greek Week (Lancer…Kappa Alpha Psi & Karrah…Alpha Kappa… Read More

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Paige Mills & Alex Mills

How did you meet? We were high school sweethearts! Alex then got a scholarship to play football at SAU, and I followed him to SAU and we both loved it! What activities did the campus offer couples? We would go to movie nights, loved going to plays and would always make bingo night even though… Read More

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Justin and Heather (Halter) Koch

How did you meet? Justin and I both worked at the SAU skating rink. It was called the Rider Rink. It had just opened, and we began working there about the same time. What activities did the campus offer couples? Besides the Rider Rink, the sporting events were always fun to go to. What did… Read More

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LeAnn Morgan Miller and Gary Miller

How did you meet? Gary played baseball. I was friends with some of the players. What activities did the campus offer couples? Not many. There were dances off campus. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Lol. We watched ball games. ESPN had just begun!!!! How many years have you been together? Dated… Read More

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Josh and Amber SanFilippo

How did you meet? Josh played football and I cheered so we always knew of each other, just never talked. He then lived across from me in the Village apartments for a year and again we never talked. A mutual friend invited us both to the movies and from that night on we have been… Read More

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Leroy and Voyles Martin

How did you meet? We meet at The Bell Tower… We were both on our way to class; I was on my cell phone and she took one look at me and said “A Maaaan!!!”..LOL I saw her ( I really felt the same way about her) and we developed a great relationship as friends!!!… Read More

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Orlando and Veda Ojeda

How did you meet? We met in band–his sense of humor was what first got my attention. We had mutual friends, also; we spent a lot of time in social settings as friends before things got serious. What activities did the campus offer couples? I don’t recall any, but I know there must have been… Read More

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Kyle & Cherry Downs

How did you meet? We when we were in high school. I decided to attend SAU because Kyle was already a student there. What activities did the campus offer couples? We were both HKR majors so we had common classes. We are both sports people so we likes to attend Mulerider athletic events. What did… Read More

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Loyd and Shirley (Russell) Fannin

How did you meet? We met in an art class together. Loyd was a senior taking art as an elective. I was a freshman taking art for a degree in education. Later, I found that he and I attended the same church. He had a car for the first time, so he offered me a… Read More

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Joel and Rhonda Sutton

How did you meet? Rhonda was playing violin in Ms. Baer’s String Ensemble back in 1974, even though she was still a high-school student. As a freshman music education major, I learned to play viola and was asked to join the ensemble. That’s how we first connected. But I was also a clarinet major and… Read More

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Jeffrey & Emily Jester

How did you meet? Jeffrey had classes with my sister and her boyfriend. After meeting him I told my sister I thought he was cute so they started working on getting us together more. What activities did the campus offer couples? We went to Mulegating and football games. What did the two of you do… Read More

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Bill Seay and Nedra Dees Seay

How did you meet? Early in our first semester as freshmen we tried out for parts in a play and met as we were standing at the bulletin board reading our names on the list of those chosen by Ms Horton to be in “My Three Angels.” We realized that we were also in the… Read More

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Dayton and Brittany Grundy

How did you meet? I (Brittany) was a waitress at a local restaurant and Dayton was a bouncer at the local bar. We had mutual friends that officially introduced us. We started dating in October of 2013 and we eloped in January of 2014! What activities did the campus offer couples? We always loved meeting… Read More

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Ross and Dallas Sims

How did you meet? We actually met at Family Day in 2000 under a tree at the duck pond. From there it was just friendly flirting as I was already talking to another young man. A few weeks went by, his friends and my friends just sort of gravitated together and so we saw each… Read More

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Kyle and Sarah Smith

How did you meet? It was time to decorate for the Celebration of Lights, and the Ag Department scheduled a night for the students to put lights on a tractor to be parked in front of Child’s Hall. Kyle was being his usual outgoing, silly self, and we quickly became friends and started dating a… Read More

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Brett & Shelby Blair

How did you meet? We met in our first semester of the ADN nursing program. Brett first remembers seeing me (Shelby) in our required CPR certification class a few weeks before classes started, but I remember seeing him at registration the day before classes started. When we had to participate in group projects in class,… Read More

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Brock and Dianna Burrow

How did you meet? Brock was actually my BAM II leader when I was an incoming freshman fall 2010. So my first week of college, Brock was my go to person for any questions I had about the campus or my classes. We formed a friendship simply because he was my BAM II leader, we… Read More

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Matthew and Kaylee Wise

How did you meet? We first saw each other at an event the BCM hosted for Freshman, but didn’t officially meet for a few weeks at a Theatre meeting. If you would have told either of us back then that we’d be married now, neither of us would believe you. So glad that SAU brought… Read More

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Alan and Lauren Thompson

How did you meet? We met at a Halloween party at the Wesley Foundation. I (Lauren) didn’t really know anyone there, but Alan kept talking to me and trying to make me feel comfortable. We didn’t exchange numbers or anything that night, but a few days later we ran into each other again at the… Read More

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Bryce and Virginia Harman

How did you meet? We met while working for The Bray! In fall of 2000 I was the editor and hired Bryce as the advertising designer. We started dating two months later and got married in 2002. The rest is history! What activities did the campus offer couples? We enjoyed SAU theatre productions, football games,… Read More

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Haley and David Hensley

How did you meet? David and I met initially when he moved into Honors Hall. I worked as a graduate assistant and he was a front desk worker. We hung out with each other in the Residene halls and got to know one another. After I graduated, we decided to see where the friendship would… Read More

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Jarryd and Courtney Dempsey

How did you meet? We met at first in Dr. Wilson’s psychology class, although we didn’t really know it at the time until much later. About a year and a half afterwards we connected through mutual friends on Facebook. He sent me a video through messenger that was absolutely hilarious and the rest is history…. Read More

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Blake and Vanessa Simmons

How did you meet? At a Sigma Pi Fraternity Party What activities did the campus offer couples? Blake was very involved with Sigma Fraternity and the Ag Department so we could almost always be found at functions put in by them. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Typical dates, fishing at Lake… Read More

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John and Jennifer Hirzel

How did you meet? We met our first day on campus at Mulerider Roundup. We ended up being matched as Roundup partners, because our Birthdays were in the same month. A few days later, we found out that we were both members of the new Residential College on campus, and a few months later we… Read More

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Eli and Lena VanCamp

How did you meet? We met the first week of my freshman year at a Sigma Pi party. We were introduced by Eli’s fraternity brother who went to high school with me. The crazy thing is, we grew up about 30 minutes from each other and had some of the same friends, but we had… Read More

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Logan and Juliann Owens

How did you meet? We ran into each other a few times through groups of mutual friends. We had our first actual conversation when we were put on the same team at an Alpha Gamma Rho and Tri Sigma mixer. What activities did the campus offer couples? We enjoyed going to homecoming activities and spring… Read More

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John David and Mandy Gray

How did you meet? We met Mandy’s first week on campus as a freshman in 2005. This was Davids last semester of college. We were singing in the BCM Praise Team together and during our first rehearsal Mandy lost her footing on the stage and almost feel into the drum set, until David reached out… Read More

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Chris & Kimberly Coker

How did you meet? Training for CPR as a Hall Director (Kim) and RA (Chris)! What activities did the campus offer couples? At that time we spent time just hanging out on the campus grounds! What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Took my kids (Kim’s) to the local park. How many years… Read More

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Jackson and Megan McCurdy

How did you meet? Jackson and I met for the first time at Backyard BBQ. I was working there and he came in on his first night in town with a couple of teammates that I knew. He sent me a Facebook friend request that night, but it was months before I accepted, which we… Read More

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Scott and Krystal Hinton

How did you meet? We both joined SIFE (Enactus) in our senior year. What activities did the campus offer couples? Game nights and Movie nights. We typically ventured away from campus for date nights. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? We would go to Cancun or order Domino’s. How many years have… Read More

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Joshua & Hannah Burns

How did you meet? We were partners in World Lit II Class. What activities did the campus offer couples? We were active members and leaders at the campus’ Association of Baptist Students. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? We spent a lot of time eating out, hanging out in my dorm room… Read More

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Adam and Amanda Anderson

How did you meet? Adam and I met through a mutual friend, Thomas Tillery, at the beginning of Fall 2007. We ended up “conveniently” running in the same circles. What activities did the campus offer couples? Adam came to SAU as a baseball player, so of course I supported him and watched him play baseball…. Read More

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Robin Harris Bill Skains

How did you meet? We met the first day of enrollment, 1974. Dated at SAU until 1976, when I graduated. Dated until 1980 in Little Rock when we got married in Branson, Missouri (her home town) on April 19. We have been married for 36 years. What activities did the campus offer couples? Back in… Read More

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Keith and Haley Smith

How did you meet? We met at the ABS the day before my first day of classes in August 2006 as a freshman. He was a senior and approached me and introduced himself. We kept running into each other in between classes and at the ABS. We started dating in January 2007 of second semester…. Read More

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Jason and Lydia Spears

How did you meet? Jason’s cousin was my roommate in Herrod Hall. She introduced us when Jason started school at SAU. Jenn was about to do the Disney World internship and asked me to look out for Jason. We were friends forba while and finally started dating. What activities did the campus offer couples At… Read More

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Pat and Christa Robey

How did you meet? Pat and I met through my friend, Kristen. Her boyfriend was Pat’s roommate so she decided to introduce us one October night. What activities did the campus offer couples There were lots of activities for couples to go to together. We, of course, were at EVERY baseball game! Pat played short… Read More

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Jesse and Kelsey Elam

How did you meet? We met by being on the rodeo team together. I, Kelsey, was a sophomore that was the teams photographer, videographer, secretary, you name it. Jesse was a freshman bull rider from Alabama! What activities did the campus offer couples Anything that happened on campus, we went together! From sporting events to… Read More

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Dedrick and Jessica Reynolds

How did you meet? We met through a mutual friend. We couldn’t stand each other at first! But we went from enemies to friends, to best friends, to happily married with a beautiful baby boy! What activities did the campus offer couples What did the two of you do for fun/dates? How many years have… Read More

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Mark (Tony) and Brittney Adams

How did you meet? We met in high school! Tony was a senior and I was a sophomore. He went off to college at SAU while I continued high school and would visit him at SAU on the weekends, go to football games, and just spend time together. I then started SAU in the Fall… Read More

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Bryan and Cassidy Smith

How did you meet? At a pajama party at Justin Sharps house off campus What activities did the campus offer couples Plays Sporting events Mulegating Greek life What did the two of you do for fun/dates? We went to the Cameo some but mostly drove around to the local abandoned houses. We all convinced ourselves… Read More

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John and Jessica Lee

How did you meet? We met in Psychology class. We were put in the same group for a project, and the rest is history! (Spring 2008) What activities did the campus offer couples John was a Sigma Pi, so a lot of what we did was affiliated with that. Also, we are both pretty active,… Read More

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Blake and Jessica Fulenwider

How did you meet? Blake and I met our first year of RA training. What activities did the campus offer couples We basically stuck to attending sporting events. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Cancun was my favorite place to go. I can’t get enough of their chicken tacos! How many years… Read More

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Jonathan and Natalie Gosdin

How did you meet? Jonathan and I first met in Dr. Willis’ history class. I paid him no attention but he claims thats when I caught his eye. Three years later he asked me out in the Farmer’s bank drive through and we had our first date just days before i graduated from SAU. We… Read More

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Bobby and Karen Weido

How did you meet? We were both greek. My best friend introduced us through her boyfriend. Then we realized we had several classes together. It took a few months but we eventually started dating. What activities did the campus offer couples What did the two of you do for fun/dates? How many years have you… Read More

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TR and Beth Ross

How did you meet? I don’t know if this qualifies but I was in high school and went to a football game with Regina Bailey. Regina’s older sister Connie was a cheerleader so we were always following her around! In walked Mike Long, Roger Smith, and TR Ross, juniors at Stephens High. They sat in… Read More

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Joe and Ceil Bridges

How did you meet? We went on a blind date to see a movie at the Cameo! What activities did the campus offer couples Back in the day we had Newlywed Game for couples and your organization nominated you to be a couple on the “show.” Joe and I were a couple and my sister… Read More

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Ben and LaVerne Burton

How did you meet? Their parents actually knew each other and tried to get either Ben or his twin brother to be with her, but they were in high school and didn’t care. Once at Magnolia A&M, Ben and LaVerne had freshman English together and sat in an adjoining seat. “I looked over at her… Read More

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John and Joyce Evans

How did you meet? Joyce had a date with my brother and I had a date with her roommate, we were going to meet up at the basketball game. My buddy had a car at that time which was unusual, so we were planning on skipping the game to go riding around. My date had… Read More

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Robert and Diane Kaufman

How did you meet? Diane was walking out of the lunch room the first day of classes. I went up to her and said “I’d love to meet you!” that was in 1965 and we were together ever since. What activities did the campus offer couples What did the two of you do for fun/dates?… Read More

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LaTricia and Don Davis

How did you meet? We met at an Alpha Sigma Alpha dance, Don asked me to dance and the rest is history! What activities did the campus offer couples We had dances in the Bruce Center. On occasion there were live bands and concerts. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Movies, sporting… Read More

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Harold and Gene Brinson

How did you meet? I was a freshman and Harold was a sophomore. My roommate asked Harold to go on a hay ride and to the Sadie Hawkins dance. We started dating soon after that. What activities did the campus offer couples Lots of dances, picnics, the engineering department would host a tug of war… Read More

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Charles and Ann McKenzie

How did you meet? We were in the same French class What activities did the campus offer couples Different clubs held parties on campus What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Money was scarce, so going out was a rare occasion How many years have you been together? 59 years Are there any… Read More

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Bryan & Melissa Weatherford

How did you meet? We met through the MBSF program at SAU. What activities did the campus offer couples Bryan and I were very active in the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship program on campus. We also attended athletic events together. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? We would hang out at the… Read More

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Chase Patterson, Heather Prince Patterson

How did you meet? At a Sigma Pi party What activities did the campus offer couples We were both Greek so we participated in various Greek activities together. What did the two of you do for fun/dates? Our first date was at China Star. Fortunately our relationship lasted longer than the restaurant did. How many… Read More

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Mike White and Debbie Dodson White

How did you meet? I met Mike at a Sigma Pi rush Party. I was serving punch ( i was a Sigma Pi Orchid Little Sister). Kurt Fenchel said he had found the man perfect for me. He introduced me to Mike What activities did the campus offer couples The fraternities had lots of off… Read More

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Jerad Goodson and Paige McClure

How did you meet? As you can see we not married yet but we are engaged to be married on campus. We met in school. What activities did the campus offer couples We are currently in band together and it’s become a large part of our life. What did the two of you do for… Read More

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Scott and Deena Hardin

How did you meet? We met when Dr. Mike Daniel (for whom I was working) had a summer gifted and talented workshop for high school students in the area in 1985. Scott was hired as one of the teachers for the workshop. That’s how we met. But we had both graduated from SAU earlier–Scott in… Read More

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