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Thank you to everyone for submitting your stories and photos in 2015! 

We hope you’ll enjoy reading about your fellow alumni and their memories as Villanova sweethearts. 

2015 Stories by Class Year

 

Mary Ann and Andrew Melton '42 VSB
My grandfather, who passed away this past October at age 94 was a very proud Villanova Alumni. He loved his time at Villanova; he was the captain of the wrestling team and headed the prom committee and worked the telephone switchboards. read more

Jean (Ryan) and Joseph McCarthy '44
I'd like to share the story of how my father, Joseph H McCarthy met my mother Jean. My father's roommate was Richard Ryan '43, and they both played football....my father was a scholarship man. They both graduated in the V12 Navy (ROTC) program, my father as a USMC officer and Dick was a naval officer. read more

Jenny and Raymond Koenig '68 COE
Fifty years ago on Valentines Day 1965, when I was a freshman at Villanova, I gave my high school sweetheart, Jenny, a silver heart-shaped compact with the Villanova seal on the top, that I purchased in the bookstore. Jenny still has it. read more

Roseann (Ianelli) '73 CLAS and Del '72 CLAS Guerrini
It was a cold Saturday in January 1970. He was a sophomore at Villanova, I was a freshman at Rosemont College. I was standing on the steps of my residence hall read more

Barbara and Lawrence Farrell '73
Larry and I met at a “hot pants” mixer in the fall of 1971. We dated until 1974, when we were married in St. Monica Church in Berwyn. read more

Nancy (Kelly) '72 CLAS and Hank '71 CLAS Schoeler
Nancy Kelly had just returned from the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii in January of 1971. I saw her in the Pie Shoppe and it was love at first sight, for me at least. read more

Colleen (McCabe) '74 CLAS and William Serencsits '74 COE
We had a class together, but were introduced by friends Mischief Night of freshman year in the Pie Shop in Dougherty. We dated throughout our years at Villanova, attended lots of basketball games together read more

Donna (Graham) '74 CON and Doug '73 COE Rode
Engineers and nurses seem to have a natural affinity at VU. Since meeting on a blind date in 1973, during which the movie projector on campus broke and I had a bad cold, we have been together through life's many ups and downs. read more

Georgiana (Roth) '71 CLAS and Terrence '71 CLAS Powderly
I was sitting in Dr. Sardinas' Calculus class October '68 wearing a new white sweater when I felt someone put their feet up on my seat back. I turned to admonish the oaf behind me in the lecture hall and that is the beginning of our Villanova love story. read more

Patty (McGinn) '79 CLAS and Bob '79 VSB Yerger
Bob and Pat met Valentine's Day, 1979, their Senior year. Bob had been following Patty around campus hoping to get the nerve to meet her! read more

Patti '80 CON and Paul '79 VSB Pachuta
We met in the snow storm of 1978 when for the first time Villanova cancelled classes. The dorms were still segregated women/men but during the storm everyone was allowed to visit any dorm. read more

Ellen (Kemeza) '77 CLAS, '85 MA and Jim '77 VSB Hildenbrand
When we met in sophomore year, our differences were so obvious . . . Jim was a peactical business major, while I was an idealistic religious studies major. He was suburban -born and raised, while I was a city girl - South Philly, to be exact. read more

Daria (Dowhan) '79 CLAS and Edward '79 COE Sapp
Although we did not meet on the Villanova campus, a mutual friend introduced us at what was then called "the creek" our junior year. We did not date at VU but got together afterwards. I knew what a great, fun guy he was/is. We had a mutual love of Neil Young and other artists. read more

Kathleen (Devine) '81 CON and Charles '79 CLAS Gelso
During Senior Week of 1981, I was relaxing with friends at Kelly's on the Main Line. Toward the end of the evening, Charlie came from the back room where he was playing pool with friends and he sat down next to me. read more

Kathy (O’Donnell) ’77 COE and Russ ’76 COE Skog
Kathy and I are two New Englanders who came to Villanova in the early '70's to study engineering. We met freshman year and started dating my senior year. We were married one month after Kathy graduated. read more

Patty (Miele) ’80 CLAS and Jim ’79 VSB Esposito
We were introduced by my classmate Julie Bigelli ‘80 and Jim’s roommate Patrick Higgins ’79, who were dating then and are married today and remain our dear friends. “Spo,” as I knew him back then, asked me to his fraternity LKD Christmas Party held December 10, 1977. read more

Joanne (Dollymore) '84 CLAS, '14 MA and Jeffrey '86 CLAS Quinn
We met on campus in 1983. The first time was in a mutual friend's dorm room in O'Dwyer Hall; second, at a Halloween party at the now demolished Inn of Four Falls in Conshy. read more

Jeanmarie '82 CON and Mark S. '80 CLAS Woolley
We met when Mark was a senior and I was a sophomore. We met first at the toaster (remember the old belt type toaster?) and then he was looking for thread from my across the hall neighbor to sew his button on his ROTC uniform for "ROTC Dress Up Day". read more

Patti '80 CON and Paul '79 VSB Pachuta
We met in the snow storm of 1978 when for the first time Villanova cancelled classes. The dorms were still segregated women/men but during the storm everyone was allowed to visit any dorm. read more

Vivian (Racek) '82 CON and Tom '81 VSB Shortell
Vivian’s father and my father were partners in the same accounting firm and knew each other for 26 years before she and I ever met. We lived a few miles from one another and attended rival high schools. Viv's dad told her to look up his partner’s son – me – when she started at Villanova. read more.

Ilona (Gawin) '85 VSB and Larry '84 CLAS Goanos
Ilona and I met as editors on The Villanovan in 1982 (I was the sports editor, she was the managing editor). We dated for 3.5 years, including a year and a half while I was in Boston at BC Law and she was working in Philadelphia after graduation. read more. 

Kathleen (Devine) '81 CON and Charles '79 CLAS Gelso
During Senior Week of 1981, I was relaxing with friends at Kelly's on the Main Line. Toward the end of the evening, Charlie came from the back room where he was playing pool with friends and he sat down next to me. read more.

Stacie (Scharf) ’80 COE and Chris ’80 COE Davis
We were both civil engineering majors and met first semester sophomore year. We didn’t meet freshman year because Chris switched schedules with his roommate because he didn’t want the early classes. read more.

Patty (Miele) ’80 CLAS and Jim ’79 VSB Esposito
We were introduced by my classmate Julie Bigelli ‘80 and Jim’s roommate Patrick Higgins ’79, who were dating then and are married today and remain our dear friends. “Spo,” as I knew him back then, asked me to his fraternity LKD Christmas Party held December 10, 1977. read more.

Lori '85 and Mike '85 Winschuh
Mike and I ran into each other five years after graduation at halftime of the Villanova vs. Seton Hall basketball game. My girlfriends called him later that night without me knowing and invited him to our after party. read more

Kathleen (Kelly) '89 VSB and Thomas '89 VSB Cullinan
Tom and I met our junior year. We were both accounting majors and though we had never been in class together, we found ourselves in four of the same classes that fall semester. read more

Jill (Ponkey) '87 COE and Tom '87 COE Reese
We are thrilled to be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this month! Our story began when we met on the very first day of class freshman year (in our 8:30am Chemistry lab, no less). read more

Joanne (Dollymore) '84 CLAS, '14 MA and Jeffrey '86 CLAS Quinn
We met on campus in 1983. The first time was in a mutual friend's dorm room in O'Dwyer Hall; second, at a Halloween party at the now demolished Inn of Four Falls in Conshy. read more

Brenda Spencer '87 CON and Frank Wickersham '86 CLAS
If a book was written about our love story, Villanova would have to be considered a major character. I met my wife at Villanova in 1983 when I was a sophomore and she was a freshman. read more

Noelie (Christy) '87 CLAS and Chris '87 VSB Hillebrecht
Met in Science Fiction Class and went to Senior Dinner Dance together! Now married almost 23 years. read more

Lori (Varnum) '85 CON and David '85 CLAS Sprows
We met in the summer after sophomore year while I stayed on campus to be an orientation counselor and Dave was on campus for summer training with the varsity soccer team. read more

Barbara (Lorenz) '89 VSB and Edward "Chip" '86 VSB Meyer
Chip (Edward) Meyer 86’ VSB and Barbara (Lorenz) Meyer 89’ VSB Chip and I met my very first day of orientation. He was an orientation counselor and I was a freshman. I remember the first time I saw him like it was yesterday. read more

Joanie (Weber) '88 CLAS and Craig '88 VSB Badyna
I cannot overestimate the loving role that Villanova played in my life: it truly is a love story. When I was a freshman, my father died (my mother had died when I was nine). Villanova became my family. Villanova gave me love and support. I met Craig when we were freshman, and we started dating by junior year. read more

Ilona (Gawin) '85 VSB and Larry '84 CLAS Goanos
Ilona and I met as editors on The Villanovan in 1982 (I was the sports editor, she was the managing editor). We dated for 3.5 years, including a year and a half while I was in Boston at BC Law and she was working in Philadelphia after graduation. read more

Andrea (Littlefield) '87 VSB and Robert '86 CLAS Marino
Andrea and I met during my sophomore year and her freshman year. We loved our Villanova experience together, which included a great education, the 1985 NCAA Championship, many great friends and thousands of cherished memories. read more

Laurie (Cashion) '90 CON and Mike '89 VSB Cavalier
Mike and I grew up living 2 miles apart. Our families were parishoners at the same church in Winnetka. He was a year older than me and had attended public schools. I had gone to all parochial schools. On my first day of freshman year at Villanova, a friend read more

Tracy (Falkowski) '91 CON and Henry Karwoski
While my husband isn't an official Villanova grad, I met him because of my memorable experience at Nova. During my senior year of clinical at Presbyterian Home Care I met this great nurse named Hank. read more

Mary (Sheridan) '94 VSB and Robert '94 CLAS Wright
We lived across the Quad for the first two years but never met. We weren't meant to - Bob was a football player and I don't think I went to one game or knew a single player. read more

Noël Falco '90 CLAS and Bill Dolan '90 CLAS
I say we met at Kelly's. She says we met at a Eucharistic Ministers retreat.read more

Patricia (Lynch) '92 VSB and Edward '94 CLAS Mathews
We sat next to each other in our Orientation Group on the first day of Freshman Orientation in the Fall of 1988. I was running late after having a tough time leaving my parents in the entry way of Tolentine Hall. read more

Sarah (Osborne) '91 VSB and Peter '91 VSB Armstrong
Sarah and I met through Advanced Accounting class our senior year. Ironically, as accounting majors, our paths had never crossed previously, even though we had mutual friends. read more

Kristin (Bohmert) '93 CLAS and Christopher J. '93 CLAS Palumbo
Kristin and I met during the 1st few months of our freshman year. We met as many freshman do - a group of new students, hanging out in the Quad, toward the end of a long day of classes. We were introduced through mutual friends. read more

Heather (Hamilton) '93 CLAS and Lt. Col. Paul J. '93 VSB Cucuzzella
We are proud graduates of the class of '93 who met through a mutual friend freshman year (thank you Wally!). Although it took us several years to get together, our engagement was finalized during March Madness with all of our Wildcat friends in attendance. read more

Laurie (Cashion) '90 CON and Mike '89 VSB Cavalier
Mike and I grew up living 2 miles apart. Our families were parishoners at the same church in Winnetka. He was a year older than me and had attended public schools. I had gone to all parochial schools. On my first day of freshman year at Villanova, a friend read more

Michele (Calabro) '01 CLAS and Sean '99 CLAS, '01 MA Camoni
Michele and I met at rehearsal for a graduate play in Vasey Hall. We acted together in Father Peter's production of Children of Eden, and were married in 2003 by Fr. Peter in the Chapel on campus. read more

Lauren (Critelli) '96 CLAS, '01 MA and Raphael "RJ" '96 COE, '02 MS Altmann
Both RJ and I grew up loving Villanova. My two brothers went there and his father as well. We grew up on Villanova basketball and both wanted to go there when it was our time. read more

Lauren (Simone) '99 VSB and Keith '99 VSB Hassan
Keith and I met the first week of class Freshman year in Professor Bistline's computer class. When we met, I thought he was a "dumb jock" and he thought I was shy. We were both wrong! read more

Kajal (Lotia) '98, '00 and Russell '98 Preuss
We met on September 6, 1996 at a party. Russ waited two weeks to call me but then he finally did and it was magical ever since. We dated throughout college and after. read more

Marykate (Trainor) '99 CON and Greg '99 COE Alcusky
Greg and I met through friends during our sophomore year at Villanova. He was my good friend Melissa's date for our sorority dance, and although we were occupied with other people on that night, something sparked between us that would set the tone for the rest of our lives. read more

Allison (Jacobe) '00 CLAS, '13 MA and Damien '99 CLAS Bergeron
Damien and I met in the fall of 1997 through the work/study program in Villanova Dining Services at the Belle Aire Terrace in the Connelly Center. Damien made pizza and I scooped ice cream. read more

Tara (Zagula) '98 CLAS and Paul '98 CLAS Polking
Our story really began at our five year reunion when we returned to campus with our college friends to revisit the memories we made on campus. It was that evening at good ol' "Malory's' that we talked all night and could have easily continued to talk way past closing. read more

Gerda (Schoepp) ’97 CLAS and Steven ’97 VSB Stetz
To think what would have happened had those two paths not intersected at Villanova…Both of us being in the same extended circle of friends within Villanova’s Greek system drew us close in proximity. read more

Kerry '04 CLAS and Kevin '04 CLAS Murphy
Villanova was, for my husband and me (like so many others), the beginning of our love story, where we met on Halloween of our junior year. read more

Michele (Jackson) '03, '05 MA, '06 MA and Amit '04 Dua
On the second day of freshman year, Amit walked into Core Humanities and met Michele. read more

Kristin (Coopat) '03 CLAS and Brian '04 CLAS Holloway
Our Villanova Love Story started in ethics class as one stranger sat behind another, neither having any idea about God's plan to bring them together.read more

Jennifer (Bigus) '04 CLAS and Matthew '04 CLAS Hinker
We were introduced by Camille (Freemont) Rich '03 in New York City 2011. Matt proposed center court at the Pavilion during a Villanova basketball game. read more

Katie '04 CLAS and John '04 VSB Toppel
On our first date, John and I saw the movie Serendipity, which is a movie about couple whose relationship begins due to the fortunate happenstance of being in the same place at the same time. Ironically, the lead actors in the movie were named John and Kate. read more

Kristina Ruiz-Mesa '05 CLAS, '07 MA and Gianmarc Grazioli Johns '02 CLAS, '05 CLAS, '07 MS
It all started with a look across the choir loft at the St. Thomas of Villanova Church. Kristina and Gianmarc met in the fall of 2001 as singers in the Pastoral Musicians choir. read more

Katie (Pizzi) '03 VSB and Richard '03 CLAS Travia
Richard and I met freshmen year at Villanova. We've been dating for 15 years now and married for 6 years. Villanova gave us education, friends, love, networks and ongoing support. read more

Erin (Hoodlet) '02 CLAS and Andrew '02 VSB Berg
Drew and I had been good friends through all our years at Villanova, and we shared many of the same friends, too. After graduation in 2002 we remained close friends and spent many weekends, vacations, holidays, concerts, wedding celebrations and even family gatherings with that same, great Villanova crew. read more

Michele (Calabro) '01 CLAS and Sean '99 CLAS, '01 MA Camoni
Michele and I met at rehearsal for a graduate play in Vasey Hall. We acted together in Father Peter's production of Children of Eden, and were married in 2003 by Fr. Peter in the Chapel on campus. read more

Alexis '01 CLAS and Michael '01 CLAS, '03 MA Hugelmeyer
It's a story we love to tell... We met in Senora Carlson's spanish class on the first day of school freshman year. We were acquaintances until we both became Resident Assistants in our junior year, when we quickly became inseparable friends. read more

Ashley '05 CON and Michael '04 VSB Mellott
Villanova will always hold a special place in our hearts- after all, it's the place where our love story began over 12 years ago! read more

Jamie '03 CLAS and Thomas '03 CLAS Dupras
We met the first day of freshman year, in good old Delurey Hall, where we both lived. We became fast friends, and the rest is history! read more

Jennifer '04 CLAS and Christopher '04 CLAS Stella
We met each other in a 101 acting class at Villanova University, during the second semester of our senior year of college. After class, we’d walk to the Connelly Center to get coffee together, discuss our favorite writers read more

Melissa '04 CLAS and Mike '04 CLAS Townsend
We first met during our freshman year as part of the same core group of friends residing in the halls of St. Mary’s. Our friendship grew, and the signs of a budding relationship began to develop over the course of the first semester. read more

Ioana Parusheva '04 CLAS and Joe Straub '03 CLAS
My wife and I are from different countries. Attending Villanova is what brought us together. read more

Pamela '04 CLAS and Ian '04 VSB Christ
My husband and I met Sophomore year at Villanova while living in Sullivan Hall. I lived in 214 and he lived in 110. We had many mutual friends Freshman year and had probably been in each other's company several times but never officially spoke to one another until our Sophomore year! read more

Karyn (Ziemiecki) '00 CLAS and Antonio '00 COE Mendoza
Antonio and I met in the fall of our junior year in Mendel Hall where we were taking the same Math Analysis course. He started walking me home after class each day and the rest is history! read more

Allison (Jacobe) '00 CLAS, '13 MA and Damien '99 CLAS Bergeron
Damien and I met in the fall of 1997 through the work/study program in Villanova Dining Services at the Belle Aire Terrace in the Connelly Center. Damien made pizza and I scooped ice cream. read more

Sarah '03 and Andrew '02 Festa
Andrew and I met in 2001 during SBI (Summer Business Institute). I was struggling through some of the classes and noticed that he was able to answer all of the questions correctly, so I quickly asked him for a study session. We met a few times at Bartley with a large study group and then slowly the group got smaller and smaller and it was just the two of us...and the rest is history!! read more

Vickie (Winterhalter) '04 CLAS and Andy '04 VSB Gadomski
We met through Villanova's radio station, WXVU, during our Junior year. We haven't looked back since, being married for 9 years and returning to campus regularly for Nova basketball games. read more

Maren (Ferro) '01 CLAS, '04 VLS and Matthew '00 CLAS Tripolitsiotis
In September of my junior year, I was enrolled in Doc Wilkinson's Faulkner class. My partner Greg Aulenti ('00) and I were assigned the first book, The Sound and The Fury, to teach the class. We discovered that we lived in the same apartment complex by Genuardi's, so it worked out that we would be partners. read more

Lindsay (Hawke) '02 CLAS and Ben '02 CLAS Baran
I met Lindsay (Hawke) during our junior year, when we were both resident assistants (RAs) in Gallen Hall. We quickly realized how much we had in common—not only that we were both RAs, but that we also were both serious about our academics, our faith, and our future. read more

Sarah (Kidd) '01 CON and Brian '01 VSB Miller
We met when we were just 11 years old, attending Christian summer camps each summer together until we were working them together as college kids. When we started dating at 19, we were making it work long distance with Sarah at Villanova and Brian on the West Coast read more

 

Lora (Capuano) '08 VSB and Andrew '08 CLAS Bastin
It wasn’t exactly love at first sight when we met over homemade pizza dough on West Campus in 2006. But there was definitely something there that night read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Villacis '08 VSB and Richard Fazio '08 CLAS
Despite sharing mutual friends at Villanova, Leslie and Richard did not meet until their senior year in September of 2007. At that time, Leslie and her friends hosted a party at their off-campus house, read more

Kate (Markovich) '07 VSB and Tim '07 VSB Brady
Our paths crisscrossed throughout our years on campus, but we didn't officially meet until our junior years, when Tim helped Kate move between apartments on the West campus. read more

Tara (Troiano) '07 CLAS and Charles '06 VSB Massaro
I was pledging my fraternity when I met Tara. We were friends for three years before we started dating during my senior year. read more

Melissa '08 VSB and Nick '08 COE Clucas
Nick and Melissa met at a mutual friend’s house party on Thomas Avenue the first week of their senior year. After that first night, they seemed to bump into each other read more

Lynsey Santimays '09 CLAS and Joshua Eidell '09 CLAS
Josh and Lynsey met after being randomly assigned seats next to each other in Astronomy class sophomore year (thanks Drs. Maloney and Marone!). After months of studying stars and constellations together, the two began dating read more

Regina Danca '09 CLAS and Ryan Holloway '08 VSB
Regina and Ryan met briefly in December 2006 at a party hosted at Ryan's off-campus house. The second time they bumped into each other at Brother's bar, Ryan jokingly wished that Regina would marry him. read more

Kathleen Kelly '08 CLAS and Frank Hurley '08 CLAS
Frank Hurley and Kathleen Kelly were both graduates of the class of 2008. They met early on in their freshman year when Frank first introduced himself to Kathleen read more

Kristina Ruiz-Mesa '05 CLAS, '07 MA and Gianmarc Grazioli Johns '02 CLAS, '05 CLAS, '07 MS
It all started with a look across the choir loft at the St. Thomas of Villanova Church. Kristina and Gianmarc met in the fall of 2001 as singers in the Pastoral Musicians choir. read more

 

Margaret Ann Jefferson '08 CLAS and Matthew Calabro '08 VSB
Despite both living in Good Counsel sophomore year and having a number of mutual friends... we didn't meet until our last semester senior year. read more

 

Cheryl (McEvoy) '08 CLAS and Jeff '06 VSB Morris
Jeff and I met the summer after I graduated from Villanova University. One of my college roommates, Christina, was subletting a room in Jeff’s house from Burk, a friend we met through the Campus Activities Team (CAT). read more

 

Jessica '06 CLAS and Luke '06 VSB Heffernan
Luke and I met at Villanova while participating in activities such a Blue Key and Orientation. But it wasn't until we both lived in NYC after graduation where we fell in love. read more

 

 

Jackie (Olsen) '09 CLAS and Joseph '09 CLAS Jaeger
Our chemistry at Villanova brought us together… quite literally! As chemistry majors, we met on the first day of freshman year in inorganic chemistry class (which coincidentally was Jackie’s birthday) read more

 

Joanna McVey '08 COE and Keith Sockoloskie '08 COE
Joanna and Keith met in 2004 on the first day of classes in their Intro to Engineering Class. It turns out they were both chemical engineering majors and both living on the second floor of Standford Hall. Joanna and Keith were very good friends throughout their freshman year, taking many of the same classes and hanging out with a lot of other engineers. read more

 

Caitlin (Martin) '08 CLAS, '10 MS and Joseph "Pidge" '08 CLAS, '09 MA Hawkins
Cait and Joe met back in August of 2004 at Music Camp, sponsored by Music Activities. Cait was there for VSMT, and Joe for Singers. To Joe, she was the girl with the flippy red hair; to Cait, he was the boy who talked-a lot. read more

 

Anne '10 CLAS and Brett '09 CLAS Snyder
Anne and Brett met through mutual friends in October of 2006 during Anne’s first year at Villanova. They really hit it off a few months later at the Yule Ball, which they both attended, like the college students they were, because they had heard the Cheesecake Factory would cater it! read more

 

Martha (Castellina) '08 CLAS and Tom '08 VSB Davison
Tom and I met when we both lived in Good Counsel Hall our freshman year. We began dating by the end of first semester, and have been together ever since. read more

 

Regina (Cappio) '06 CLAS and Todd '06 CLAS Wilson
We met in our Freshman Year Experience dorm, St. Mary's, and we were close friends throughout school and after graduation. Once we started, we knew it would be forever. read more

Jennifer '09 VSB and Shawn '13 CON Pettit
Jen and I are actually high school sweethearts who went to Villanova separately. While it was always Jen's dream to go to Nova (she said it was seeing the spires from the car as a kid that made her want to go), I wasn't always sure. read more

Eliza (Behymer) '09 CLAS, '12 MS and Matthew '09 VSB Baker
Matt and I met on the Connections Retreat the summer before our first year at Villanova. After staying in touch through the remainder of the summer, we began dating at the beginning of our freshman year and were married in September 2012. read more

 

Jessica (Yakush) '09 CLAS and Howard '09 VSB Williams
We met on our first full day of orientation at the first RA meeting for our floor in St. Mo's (shout out 4th floor!). We first became neighborly friends - popping across the hall to hang out read more

 

Ashley '05 CON and Michael '04 VSB Mellott
Villanova will always hold a special place in our hearts- after all, it's the place where our love story began over 12 years ago! read more

Emily (Triebwasser) '09 CLAS, '10 MA and Matthew '10 COE, '11 MS Bandelt
In August 2007, Emily received a phone call from the Villanovan that they were in a bind to find a new Entertainment Editor, and they asked her to start in a few weeks. read more

Meg (Rooney) '09 CLAS and Jonathan '08 CLAS Foley
Meg Rooney was a junior when she met senior J. Foley at a St. Patrick's Day party at his off-campus house on the Main Line. They were introduced through mutual friends on his lacrosse team and her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. read more

 

Dayna (Zatina) '06 CLAS and Scott '06 COE Egan
Scott and I met in front of Good Counsel Hall the beginning of our Sophomore year of college (back in the fall of 2003). We became friends first and starting dating soon after that. read more

 

Caitlyn (Harrington) '07 CLAS and Kevin '07 CLAS Bertoncin
Kevin and I met the second day of Orientation at Villanova. Father Chambers had just finished giving a history of Villanova, along with Father Peter. Kevin and his new friends began throwing candy at some of my friends and I. read more

 

Amanda Garcia '09 VSB, '11 MA and John Roland '09 COE, '11 MS
John and I became friends during our sophomore year while we were living in Alumni Hall. We saw each other here and there until the year ended and we both realized we wanted to spend more time together. read more

 

Valerie (Eichelberger) '08 CLAS, '11 MA and Kevin '09 CLAS Cavooris
In the summer of 2008, Val was house/pet-sitting for a family in Bala Cynwyd right after her graduation. Val's close friend, a rising senior, invited her to visit his off-campus apartment and meet his roommates.read more

 

Alexandra (Romeo) '06 VSB and Jeffrey '06 VSB Brennan
We met the first week of Freshman Year in our Experience dorm, Delurey Hall. Jeff and I started dated about 3 months later - and the rest is history! read more

 

Shannon '07 and Nathan '06 Tiedeken
Every love story has a magical beginning. Some love stories begin over a romantic candlelit dinner; others begin on a long walk on a starry beach; and some love stories are forged over a warm fire on a cold snowy evening. read more

 

Jo Anne (Mangione) '07 CLAS, '08 MA and Anthony '06 VSB Modarelli
Anthony and I met my freshman year (2003) in the quad when I went with a girl from my dorm to meet her friend. Anthony was there, and we continued to see each other from that moment on. read more

 

Maria Hernandez '09 CLAS and Daniel Koehler '09 CLAS
Maria and Dan met at Villanova University in 2006 at the Live Music Wednesdays Open Mic at Connelly Center. She immediately caught Dan's attention with her beautiful singing. read more

 

Hannah (Smith) '09 CLAS and Ron '08 ENG, '10 MS, '14 PhD ME Warzoha
Despite going to Villanova together, we actually met at the Phillies stadium. We quickly went our separate ways that evening, but thanks to the magic of Facebook we were able to get in touch. read more

 

Jennifer (Vanetti) '09 CON and Shea '09 COE Quinn
Jennifer and Shea met in August of 2005 on the very first day of Villanova’s New Student Orientation, when they were in the same Orientation group and paired up for an icebreaker. The two became good friends, and stayed close after Orientation had ended and the school year had begun. read more

 

Lindsey (Reilly) '05 CON and Andrew '05 VSB Gallo
Andrew and I met in Caughlin Hall, freshman year. Andrew lived directly above me and would bounce his basketball on the floor every night to get me to come up and ask him to stop. read more

 

 

Caitlin (Devlin) '08 CLAS and Gregory '06 CLAS Andreotta
Gregory and Caitlin met in September, 2005 when Caitlin attended a party hosted by Greg and his roommates at their house in Wayne. Caitlin couldn't help but laugh at Greg's "get-up" which consisted of tube socks, cut-off jean shorts, and an Average Joe's t-shirt made "famous" by the movie Dodgeball. read more

 

Victoria (Zagarino) '10 CLAS and Matthew '09 CLAS Gerard
Victoria and Matthew owe their love story to the Villanova Singers. The two had met occasionally at the group's events, but it wasn't until a formal held in Spring of 2009 that they really hit it off. The two ended up talking about their Senior thesis projects and the rest was history! read more

 

 

 

 

Vesna Canelas '09 VSB and Michael Montenegro '09 VSB
When people ask us how we met, we always remember each other in our 8:30 am Financial Accounting class at Villanova University. We were the first ones to arrive, and we sat one in front of the other for an entire semester. read more

 

Meghan (Kenny) '07 CLAS and Adam '07 VSB Hopkins
Meghan and I met in the first few weeks of our freshman year. She lived in St. Monica and I lived in Katharine Hall. We were close friends for nearly two years before we started dating the spring of our sophomore year. read more

 

Stephanie (Chapin) '06 VSB and Rob '06 VSB Simione
We were best friends for two years then started dating on our summer abroad in London. We were married at Villanova October 3, 2009. Both huge Wildcats fans! Go Nova! read more

 

Adriane (Bernabei) '09 CLAS and Brendan '07 VSB Reilly
I met Brendan in 2005 at my first day of Music Camp sponsored by the Office of Music Activities. By May 2006, we were dating and both serving as presidents of the Villanova Singers and Villanova Voices. read more

 

Eileen '08 CLAS and Joe '08 CLAS Speaker
Joe and I met our freshman year and had a number of Spanish classes together throughout our 4 years at Nova. The fall of senior year, I invited him to a sorority event as a friend, and a few weeks later, he asked me out. read more

 

Molly (Grace) '07 CLAS and Nick '06 CLAS Ferraioli
We met in November of Nick’s senior year at an Honors Program formal after a mutual friend (and fellow Villanova alum) tried to set us up for months. Many of our first dates were spent cheering on our favorite men’s basketball team during one of their best years, including at the Sweet Sixteen in Minneapolis, Minnesota. read more

 

Marissa '09 CLAS and Michael '10 COE Fleisher
Michael and I met during freshman year at Villanova. We were just acquaintances, hard to even say friends. Then our junior year, the fall of 2007, a mutual friend of ours (also a Villanova grad) thought we would be a good couple and decided to set us up on a date. read more

 

Justine (Digeronimo) '08 CLAS, '09 MA and Daniel '08 CLAS Zbinden
We met our senior year at VU when we were both Head Residents. We got engaged in 2010 while visiting Villanova and were married at Villanova on September 8, 2012. read more

 

Megan (Dupras) '08 CON and Sean '08 VSB Milligan
Sean and I met senior year at Villanova in theology class. Roman Catholic Identities was the first and only class we had but it was love at first sight. We started dating immediately and returned to Villanova to get married 6/2014. read more

 

Michele (McAleese) '06 CLAS and Steven '06 COE Quinn
We met Sophomore year at Villanova in 2003 and returned to campus in June 2010 for our wedding (we even got a picture with Jay Wright after our ceremony!). read more

 

Katie (Kennedy) ’06 CLAS and Michael ’06 COE Albanese
We met our first semester of Freshman year at Villanova and have been together ever since. Now almost 13 years and 2 kids later we look back on our time at Villanova as a tangible road map which took our relationship to where it is today. read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Haney '10 CLAS, '11 MS and Jonathan Pepin '10 CLAS
Jon and Kyle’s Villanova Love Story began with the help of some fateful circumstances and good friends. While Kyle’s close friend and roommate was studying abroad in the spring of sophomore year read more

Erin Conner '14 CON and Sean Dolan '14 CLAS
She doesn't remember this, but the first time we met while both at Villanova was during ROTC’s week long indoctrination program. I was “on watch” and she came up to me to check in for something read more

Stefani '12 COE and Jake '12 COE Scholz
Jake and I met freshman year, when we both lived in St. Monica Hall. Coming into sophomore year, Jake had planned to transfer to another university and I had plans to study abroad for a semester. read more

Melissa (Dowe) '10 CON and Kevin '11 CLAS Backus
Our Villanova Love Story began about half way through our time at Villanova when we met through a mutual friend and went to a Navy Ball together. That night we hit it off, talking and dancing as if we had known each other for years. read more

Anne '10 CLAS and Brett '09 CLAS Snyder
Anne and Brett met through mutual friends in October of 2006 during Anne’s first year at Villanova. They really hit it off a few months later at the Yule Ball, which they both attended, like the college students they were, because they had heard the Cheesecake Factory would cater it! read more

Cordelia '10 COE and Colin '10 VSB McCarthy
Colin and I met the first week of freshman year and remained casual acquaintances throughout school. It wasn't until senior year when our mutual friend, then Beth Dibella now Kremer, set us up for a Pi Phi grab-a-date senior year. read more

Therese (Medeiros) '11 CLAS and Joe '11 COE Mangano
We met after our sophomore year while studying abroad in Urbino and Florence, Italy. We are blessed with wonderful memories of our friendship beginning while exploring a country we both love. read more

Amanda Javaly '10 VSB and Nate Smith '10 VSB
Amanda and Nate met at the end of their freshmen year. Amanda lived in Caughlin Hall, which was an all girls dorm at the time, and Nate lived next door in McGuire Hall, which was all boys. They became close friends sophomore year through many shared mutual friends. read more

Lindsey '11 VSB and Robert '10 VSB Carden
Rob and I met in the band during music camp my freshman year. We didn't really take notice of each other until April of 2008, when we began dating. read more

Allison Wiener '11 CLAS and Martin Duggan '10 CLAS
Marty & Allie met Allie's freshman year when she was trying out for the Club Tennis Team. Marty was a junior. read more

Jennifer '09 VSB and Shawn '13 CON Pettit
Jen and I are actually high school sweethearts who went to Villanova separately. While it was always Jen's dream to go to Nova (she said it was seeing the spires from the car as a kid that made her want to go), I wasn't always sure. read more

Janelle Steves '10 CLAS and Matthew Limpert '10 COE
Matt and Janelle both lived in Katherine Hall during their freshman year, but didn't meet each other until their final semester during senior year! When the chemical engineer and chemistry major finally met at a friend's party after Brownie's happy hour, they found that they had instant chemistry! read more

Kathleen Tower '12 CLAS and Greg Celano '12 VSB
We met the very first day of freshman year - we were in the same freshman orientation group! We had a tight-knit orientation group that stayed close even after orientation ended. read more

Emily (Triebwasser) '09 CLAS, '10 MA and Matthew '10 COE, '11 MS Bandelt
In August 2007, Emily received a phone call from the Villanovan that they were in a bind to find a new Entertainment Editor, and they asked her to start in a few weeks. read more

Cara (Carpou) and Zakari Parchment '10 COE
Zak and Cara met sophomore year at Villanova through mutual friends- right before she decided to transfer to a school near by. They continued their friendship and officially started dating during the summer of 2008. read more

Anuradha Jayakrishnan '10 VSB and Anthony Cetta '10 VSB
We were Economics majors and (unknowingly at the time) both from Staten Island, NY. We had mutual circles of friends, but our friendship started virtually in fall of '08 read more

Tara Powers '10 CLAS and Charlie Gillespie '10 CLAS
Charlie and Tara met on the first day of classes their freshman year as part of the infamous Honors Interdisc program. They lived one floor apart in Stanford Hall, and swiftly became friends through a combination of group study sessions read more

Concetta (Mineo) '13 CLAS and Josh '12 CLAS LaPergola
Even though we grew up 20 minutes apart and went to the same undergraduate university, we didn't meet until the annual end-of-year graduate student barbecue. I had left early, but a classmate met Josh at the barbecue and encouraged him to contact me. read more

Kelsey '11 CLAS, '12 CON and Robert '11 VSB Hanlon
Rob and I met our first day on campus as members of orientation group 31. The first thing Rob said to me (a Chicago native) was, "So, is it really that windy in Chicago?" Before I could begin to answer his question, Rob (a San Diego native) excitedly hopped on his skateboard back to his dorm room to change in to a different pair of Vans. read more

Victoria (Zagarino) '10 CLAS and Matthew '09 CLAS Gerard
Victoria and Matthew owe their love story to the Villanova Singers. The two had met occasionally at the group's events, but it wasn't until a formal held in Spring of 2009 that they really hit it off. The two ended up talking about their Senior thesis projects and the rest was history! read more

Sara Parr '10 CLAS and Eddie Gill '10 CLAS
Sara and Eddie met while studying abroad through Villanova's program in Siena, Italy during the summer of 2008. Their first date was at a trattoria in Monterosso after hiking Cinque Terre, and they were lucky enough to spend the earliest weeks of their relationship touring Italy. read more

Courtney O'Brien '10 CLAS and Kevin Burke '11 COE
Kevin and I met in January 2008, during our freshman year at the King of Prussia Mall after a basketball game. My roommate and I went to shop and decided to have dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. The wait was so long we called a friend to come join us, and she asked if she could bring her friend Kevin along. read more

Brianna (Ipjian) '10 VSB and Kevin '10 CLAS Crimmel
We both grew up in the same town and were friends in high school. Through college we remained close friends even sharing a few classes together. Brianna was the coxswain on the rowing team and Kevin was a pitcher for the rowing team. read more

Cate Schmidt '12 COE and Andrew Wilkinson '12 COE
My fiance Andrew and I met in September of our freshman year through a mutual friend. We had a few classes together and grew closer, until we returned to school junior year and officially began dating. After graduation, we spent two years in a long distance relationship while our careers took us to different places. read more

Emily Walsh '10 CLAS, '12 MA and Christopher Irving '11 CLAS
Emily & Chris met in the summer of 2007 at Villanova Student Musical Theatre's music camp. The two became friends & enjoyed performing in VSMT shows & in their respective a cappella groups (Supernovas & Spires). During Emily's junior year & Chris' sophomore year, they were cast as read more

Lauren Puig '11 VSB and Greg Doerfler '11 CLAS, '12 MA
Our sophomore year, Greg and I both lived in Austin Hall and met for the first time. Five years after that, we bumped into each other at homecoming at the Young Pub Alumni Night. The following week was our first date at Gullifty's, a Villanova classic. read more

Marissa '09 CLAS and Michael '10 COE Fleisher
Michael and I met during freshman year at Villanova. We were just acquaintances, hard to even say friends. Then our junior year, the fall of 2007, a mutual friend of ours (also a Villanova grad) thought we would be a good couple and decided to set us up on a date. read more

Amanda (Bernier) '10 CLAS and Mark '10 CLAS O'Halloran
We met at the Connections retreat for incoming freshmen the summer before our first year at Villanova. We spent 4 years at Villanova dating and making some of the best friendships of our lives. From traveling to Brazil on a service trip together to going to as many basketball games as possible read more

Shanna '10 CLAS and James '10 CLAS Miceli
Shanna and I met in 2007 leading the Freshman Escape retreat as sophomores. From the moment of our first team meeting in Moriarity Hall, it was only a few Italian Kitchen lunch dates an an Alpha Phi cocktail before we began dating, and we have been together ever since! read more

Cayce (Lista) '10 CLAS and Brian '11 COE Farina
Brian and I met in the Pastoral Musicians during undergrad and became fast friends. After a few months, we started dating the night after the Pastorals Formal. Our first date was at the Villanova Theatre, and we had our first kiss on a bench in front of the church. read more

Marjorie (Bernarducci) ’11 CLAS and Kyle ’11 CLAS Holtz
Our Villanova love story began in our first-year leadership learning community, an experience that helped us form a wonderful friendship. read more

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