To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’re bringing back and adding to our #ADPiCollegeSweethearts blog post! We asked our alumnae to send in pictures with their sweethearts they met during their time in college, we were overwhelmed with so many heartwarming submissions! Grab a tissue – happy tears are ahead…
“Eric and I became friends in 5th grade, but did not start dating until my sophomore year at Kansas State University (Alpha Eta). We were pinned my junior year and married my senior year (his first year of grad school). We have been happily married for 50 years and have two sons and four grandchildren.” – Carolyn Norberg
“Dave and I met through my Gamma Tau sister named Cheryl. Dave and Cheryl used to date in high school, stayed friends into college, Dave came to UVM to visit, we started dating, got married, had kids and that’s that!” – Cassie Sherry
“As soon as I heard about #ADPiCollegeSweethearts I knew I needed to share a picture of my grandma, Betty Lou Honaker, and grandpa. When I think of college sweethearts I think of them….
The fact that they met because grandpa’s sister was grandma’s sorority “little sister” makes this ADPi love story that much sweeter. Grandpa talked about being the happiest guy on campus when she agreed to go on a date with him…..”We started dating pretty steady – real steady. Started talking about getting married when we both finished college but that was way too far in the future and we moved it up to the summer of 1947.”
So, within 6 months of meeting at the University of Mount Union, the Phi Kappa Tau Epsilon Chapter and the Alpha Delta Pi-Gamma Theta began their life together ” – Abby Honaker
“Although my story is much more recent, having only met in 2016. I met the love of my life James through ADPi. My best friend, house roomie, and sorority sister Hannah, was dating the president of a fraternity on campus. I noticed one of the new boys in the fraternity and told Hannah that I though he was really cute but was too shy to talk to him. Hannah and another one of James fraternity brothers coerced a plan to get us to speak to each other as apparently he felt the same way about me but was also too shy to speak to me. James and I have been inseparable ever since. If it wasn’t for my sister pushing me out of my comfort zone, I wouldn’t be living and loving life with my soulmate!” – Jessica Bell
“Sydney and I met in the chapter! We came from opposite ends of the chapter and met through mutual friends. Sydney is the most patient, kind, and caring woman I’ve ever met. We complement each other so well and every day she challenges me to be a better woman, leader, partner, and friend. Although it may be a little unconventional, I’m so grateful for everything my membership experience has brought into my life—especially the love of my life.” – Elle Stover
“Keith and I met during Sigma Chi Derby Days in 1981 when he was the ADPi Lieutenant. Married, September 1984 ~ Celebrated 32 year Anniversary last September.” – Gloria Swindle
“I met my husband, David, at the University of Northern Iowa (Epsilon Mu) 10 years ago while line dancing! He pinned me with his Sigma Phi Epsilon pin our senior year and we married 2 years later. Our picture is after our senior formal where we were awarded Senior of the Year awards.” -Brittany (Sikora) Miller
“ADPi Spring Formal 1966 at Western Ky. University. Celebrating our 48th Anniversary this year.” – Susan & Lacy Gray
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I love this! My grandparents were “ADPi” sweethearts at The University of Texas (Delta Chapter). Then, their son married his ADPi sweethearts (also Delta Chapter).
Thanks for featuring my parents and I in the article! We both had good luck finding our true loves while ADPis at Emory.
When I saw the photo of ADPi sister Susan Gray in the daisy swing, I did a double take. I have the same photo of Max and me from the same dance at Western KY University in 1966. We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.
This is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the love today, sisters!
Love this feature! – don’t know anybody but the fashions and hairstyles bring back the same memories I had of the 70’s as an ADPi at Illinois (Sigma)
I love this blog! It was fun to read all the stories. But I especially loved reading about a former advisor and past TCS Natalie Morris Drake’s parents love story and telegram! Love the ADPi roots Joyce Morris planted for her family. Thanks Katie Morris for sending in the pictures!
I loved reading these stories, especially the last one. Like Linda I met my Lambda Chi Alpha husband while in ADPi. We just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and have been together for 16 years!
Oh I loved reading these stories! Pi Love💎💕
Awesome. I recognized the house for Xi Chapter right away!