Alumni Achievement

Southwestern Sweethearts

Every love shares a story.
Each story has a beginning.

We are pleased to welcome you as Southwestern Sweethearts, celebrating all alumni couples who have joined their hearts and lives.

Alumni Couples





 Tell us your story

June 1947
Verlon '48 and Mildred Mangrum Feller '49
"It started when I was asked to accompany Verlon and 3 of his friends to sing at a revival meeting at DaVilla United Methodist Church, one of Verlon’s ministerial student appointments near Cameron, Texas."
August 1997
Luis and Jennifer Alcala Acero, both '01
"We met in Chemistry. Luis wouldn’t stop whistling in lab which annoyed me, but he did get my attention."
Fall 1969
Mike and Helen Andes Florence, both '70
"We met in the fall of our senior year playing touch football on the science hall lawn. We graduated and both became high school teachers. In June, 1976 we were married, and this year 2019 we will celebrate our 43rd anniversary."

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Chapel Wedding  

Getting married soon?
We’d love to help!

Are you an alumni couple preparing for your upcoming nuptials? Congratulations! The Southwestern University Alumni Association would like to celebrate this life achievement. Complete this form and we will mail you a set of complimentary champagne flutes to toast on your wedding day.


The splendor of its architectural design, the Christian symbolism, and its placement in the center of Southwestern University’s campus in Georgetown make Lois Perkins Chapel a beautiful setting for a wedding celebration. The Chapel seats approximately 650 guests.