Westminster Love Stories
Tyson & Adrienne
Tyson and Adrienne first met through the Associated Students of Westminster College. Her freshman year, Adrienne got a work study position in the ASWC office where Tyson was an Executive Cabinet member.
For their first date they had dessert on campus and then drove up to Lamb’s Canyon. Adrienne said they were such good friends before they dated that it is hard to decide what their first real date was. But she remembers thinking on that date, that she really liked spending time with Tyson even if they were just driving around not doing anything.
“There wasn't a day where the clouds opened and hearts rained down and I thought I am in love with Tyson,” said Adrienne. “I think we said I love you to each other about a year after we started dating, but I knew I was in love with him when I realized I could be myself around him.”
Adrienne said that Westminster shaped them each as individuals and so has helped shape their relationship.
“I've learned that with Tyson it's all going to be okay,” she said. “I've learned that life is really more enjoyable when you have a partner there to support you and care for you when you are having a bad day and ready to celebrate your accomplishments on a good day. I have learned a lot from Tyson and am still learning.”
Alex & Eva
Alex and Eva Morgan met through the Westminster Chamber Singers. Alex said their first date was to a Real Salt Lake soccer game, and that Westminster helped their relationship because it allowed them to be around each other and spend a lot of time together.
Because of Eva, “I’ve learned to enjoy life more,” Alex said.
In the future they look forward to spending more time together and raising their kids together.
“If we can afford it they will go to Westminster,” Alex said. Both Alex and Eva are aiming to go into social work in the near future.
Dane & Lacey
Dane Ishihara says the first time he met Lacey, the first thing he told her was that he was too young to have a girlfriend. “Somehow that caught her attention,” he joked. They went on their first date to a friend’s Super Bowl party thirteen years ago and now celebrate their anniversary on Super Bowl day every year. They have now been married for four years.
Lacey was an English major and Dane was an Economics major. Dane said Westminster allowed their relationship to progress because it enhanced their shared values and core interests.
When asked what he had learned from Lacey, Dane said he would like to say how to budget – “but that’s not true at all.”
“I’ve taught her to be more patient,” he said. “She has taught me how to enjoy things more.”
Lacey agreed, saying they taught each other about patience, friendship, and understanding.
In the future, they said they would like to send them to Westminster. They have both been very active in the alumni community; Dane served on the alumni board and is now in the MACL program, and the couple often attend alumni events. Lacey said their favorite alumni events are reunion, Oktoberfest, and wine and beer tastings.
John & Sharayah
If you ask Sharayah, she will say she met John at the Chamber Singers orientation; he says they met at an honors program event. Either way, they both agree they met at the very beginning of John’s freshman year. They started dating that next year and have been helplessly in love since.
For their first date they went to The Fray’s concert.
Westminster played “A huge role!” in their relationship. “We wouldn't have met were it not for Westminster since he is from Colorado.” They got to know each other better through all of their shared extra curricular activities.
They participated in many clubs and activities together including Chamber Singers, the Honors Program, Pierced, and several different school sponsored service events.
They plan on keeping Westminster a part of their lives in the future. They have both been involved in activities at the college since graduating and plan to continue to stay connected with alumni. As for the kids? Potentially. They are definitely sold on the value of a small, active learning community. They say they will just have to see of Westminster is the right fit for their kids.
Dave & Terri
Dave and Terri Humphrey met at Westminster in their first year of college. They attended many of the dances, socials and events at Westminster. Dave played on the Westminster Lacrosse team, participated in the Honors program, and became the manager of the computer lab at the time.
They married in June of 1990 with one year of school left. They both graduated in 1991 and pursued their dreams, thanks to Westminster.
Terri became an elementary school teacher and Dave entered the corporate world working as a financial planner. Seven years later, they had their first child, who came into the world a little early at University of Utah. They traveled back east with Dave's work and five years later had their second child. They moved back west and have remained in Las Vegas for the past 8 years.
“Our memories of Westminster were happy ones,” Terri said. “We would love to hear from others who remember the good times that we shared!”