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

September 2007
Patrick '09 and Sarah Woolley Houston 2011
"We started out as friends in a group that celebrated “Adventure Fridays” exploring Georgetown. It wasn’t until that summer that Sarah confessed she had a crush! We started dating in 2008 and married 8 years later. Now we’re adventure partners for life, currently on a long-term bicycle tour!"
August 2001
Nathan and Krista Fithian Mery, both '05
"A boy walked up to me surrounded by my volleyball teammates and introduced himself. We spent the next month hanging out and studying together before we went on our first date. We’ve been together since."
September 1955
Russel '57 and Jane Rogers Matthews '59
"I had dated Russel’s room mate, Dickie. I was asked out to dinner by Russ. It was a matter of three months before I was given the Phi Delt necklace and serenaded by the fraternity and him with “So In Love.” We have been married sixty-one years."

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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.