From Towson, With Love

By Rebecca Kirkman on February 11, 2020

Tigers who found love and friendship on campus featured in TU Magazine

Screenshot from Doc virtual hug

At TU, thousands of romances, like the ones below, have blossomed across campus—no swiping right necessary.

In fact, there are so many alumni stories that TU Magazine features a pair in each edition.

Keep an eye out in April for the next edition of the magazine, which will feature yet another couple. For now, in time for Valentine's Day, here's a look back at those featured in recent TU Magazines:

Designed photo of Gerardo and Julia Escobar

Gerardo Escobar ’12 and Julia Escobar ’14

Gerardo and Julia met in the spring of 2011 through a mutual friend at a birthday party.

G’s story: I thought, ‘Wow, this is a very unique young lady that I find to be very pretty.’ We were friendly but that was about it.

We didn’t become close until we attended a retreat for social justice as part of the Center for Student Diversity.

We dated all my senior year, and in the summer of 2012 I started thinking about getting married.

Julia’s story: I was not prepared when he proposed. We went to Woodberry Kitchen for our anniversary. Then I realized that people were starting to murmur around me and I started feeling my face get very hot.

I think I actually screamed. I took an extremely long time to answer. I was definitely shocked—I had no idea that was coming. It caught me off guard, and he’s always doing that.

Read the full story.

Illustrated photo of Robert and Kimberly Padgett

Robert Padgett ’06 and Kimberly Padgett ’07

Robert and Kimberly met during a group project for their TV production class.

Robby’s story: We had a mutual friend in a TV production class the next semester who organized a group. We got to know each other a little bit, but there was no real love interest. After our projects were done I suggested to the whole class that we celebrate. We ended up going out one Thursday night to Padonia Station.

There was one moment when I was up on the stage and LL Cool J’s ‘Doin’ It’ came on. We started dancing and the sparks hit.

Kimmy’s story: I ended up dancing for the Knicks for five years—and we dated long distance. In the very beginning we took Greyhound buses probably once every two months. Neither one of us really had money.

He proposed to me outside Stephens Hall during my last season on the Knicks. To be honest I don’t even remember what he said. I just remember him pulling out a ring and proposing.

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Do you have a Tiger love story to share?

Tell us by sharing it with the hashtag #JusttheTUofus or by commenting on the post below.

Did you and your partner meet at TU? Let us know your story in the comments for a chance to be featured. Be sure to include your grad years and names at graduation.

Posted by Towson University Alumni Association on Tuesday, January 21, 2020