Carmen (Ruiz-Castaneda) Chiappetta, LAS '04
Bachelor of Arts, English, Honors
Vincent Chiappetta, LAS '04
Bachelor of Arts, English and Political Science
Vince and I met the night before Orientation started. All of us Interdiscers in the class of 2004 had been emailing throughout the summer and decided to meet up behind the Connolly Center. As an interesting side note, Immer dropped by our meeting unannounced and un-introduced with a package of cookies that was promptly discarded by fellow interdiscer Kevin Maher because he had no idea who the "creepy old man" was. Vince and I said hello and continued to look out for each other throughout Orientation. Thanks to Interdisc, we had three classes together each semester which gave us plenty of time to get to know each other, and excuses to study in Tolentine and the library. Significantly, Interdisc gave us important opportunities to be creative together in music, drama, debate, study and prayer. Although Vince may have dozed a few times during class (late-night basketball with roommates at Simpson Hall was common), and although I may have raised my hand in class a few too many times (a foreshadowing of my future life in education), we soon learned that opposites do attract. By the end of freshman year we were best friends and officially dating. We had a great time at Villanova and in 2008 we tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Miami, Florida. We currently live in Virginia with our two children, Julia (3) and Peter (1) and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby number three coming in May.