BSU Love Stories - S-Z
Eric Savage (‘88) & Lori Savage (‘90)
I met my wife walking across the yard from her dorm to the Wiseman in 1985! We got married in 1988 and have been together ever since!
Bryant Senghor (‘13) & Tracee Senghor (‘13, ‘16)
Bryant and Tracee met in French class back in 2010. At the time, Bryant was interested in Tracee, but she had no clue that his motive was to date.
During class, Bryant would always make himself available to be Tracee's partner to work on projects and classwork, however, Tracee kept missing his subtle hints.
One day Bryant mustered up enough courage and invited Tracee to his 21st birthday party, but Tracee was unable to attend. As time progressed, Bryant and Tracee lost contact as they continued to matriculate through their undergraduate careers.
In 2013, Bryant and Tracee unknowingly both earned their bachelor degrees from Bowie State University. After college, they took time to focus on personal growth and maturity. Although Bryant and Tracee had not been in direct contact since undergrad, they both knew that the next relationship would be their last one. Thus, on December 25, 2014, Bryant mustered up enough courage (once again) to wish Tracee a Merry Christmas and the rest is history!
Ronald Taylor (‘08) & Natasha Taylor (‘07)
We met in history class in 2005. She was an elementary education major and I was a biology major, so that was the only class that we ever had together. We started off as friends and things blossomed. We started to date and 14 years later we have been married for nine years and have three sons. We reside in Washington, DC.
Frederick Taylor (‘85) & Rondollyn Johnson-Taylor (‘89)
We met in the fall of 1983. I was her math tutor. We truly started out as friends since we were both in relationships. We enjoyed talking with each other and our friendship continued to grow. Our friendship eventually developed into a loving relationship. This past December, we celebrated 28 years of marriage and our love continues to grow. We have two beautiful children and are looking forward to our family growing in body and spirit. We are truly blessed.
Darryl Walston (‘06) & Raishawn Walston (‘07)
Darryl and I met our freshman year (2002) at Bowie State University. Darryl reminded me of my little brother, so I wasn't interested, but that didn't stop him from trying his hand. We became cool, hung out in the same crowds and started talking. His best friend kept trying to hook us up, but it wasn't until our sophomore year (2003) that we decided to date.
We both were business majors and had most of the same classes. We both worked on campus - Darryl worked for transportation and I worked for the bookstore. We started spending a lot of time together.
Darryl finished school in the fall of 2006, but I still had one more semester to go. At this time, Bowie State did not have a winter commencement, so he had to wait to graduate in the spring of 2007. We ended up walking together.
The next steps in our lives have been remarkable! We got married in 2011 and started building our life together. We have two beautiful daughters (ages 4 and 2 months) and are living "our best life." We both could have decided to go to any other institution, but we were destined to go to THE Bowie State University. Without BSU, we wouldn't be Mr. and Mrs. Walston. Thank you Bowie State!
Dr. Ron Williams (‘89) & Angelia Williams (‘86)
In the spring of 1985, there came a knock at my dorm door that impacted my life. I had an athletic cream and my teammate sent a softball player to pick it up from me. When I opened the door, there she was! A pleasant personality and a nice smile.
We became very good friends and spent a lot of time together just hanging out. Over the next couple of years, everyone said we were a nice couple. We were the only ones that did not know we were a couple. Finally, we began dating and in April of 1991 we were married.
Twenty eight years later we are still loving on each other. We are the proud parents of three children and our baby girl is presently a freshman and member of Bulldog Nation. THANK YOU BOWIE STATE for bringing us together.
Robert Wooden & Dawn Wooden (‘99)
Rob and I met during freshmen orientation week in late August/early September 1994. I was in the Wiseman Center pretending to play an arcade game against another friend of ours. When Rob walked past he saw that our friend was losing badly and asked was I really beating him to which I responded with an enthusiastic "Yes!" My friend, however, immediately said no, but according to Rob, my sense of humor and my legs got his attention.
The next day, we saw each other again and although he remembered my name, I couldn't recall his and kept calling him Martin because he had the same big ears like Martin Lawrence! It took me about two days to finally remember his real name, but only a week - the first week of classes to be exact - to agree to go out with him. That was the best choice I ever made.
We started dating September 7, 1994 and have been together ever since, literally. We broke up once for about a week but that was it! We were married on September 7, 2000 and currently have five sons and a dog.
We have a house rule that all undergrad degrees must come from an HBCU. We tell our sons all the time that next to God and family there is no other love stronger than HBCU love, especially the love of a Bulldog!