Our Story

Eden2The side of the Asher Science Center that looks down at the Wilson Lab Theatre will forever be the “spot” where I met my husband Mike.  I was a freshman, just a week into classes when my roommate and I decided to go to the ice cream social and dance at what was then, the Maskrafters Theatre.  I was sitting on the hill of the Asher Science Center that faced the theatre.  Mike, a sophomore, happened to ask a freshman from his hometown of Elizabethtown, if she knew the girl sitting on the hill.  She said she did and introduced us.  He insists, to this day, that he noticed me a few days earlier in Hill Chapel, when he spoke to all the freshmen about the honorary society, Alpha Lambda Delta.  I guess it was love at first sight for both of us!

We were fortunate to be involved in many activities on campus.  Mike is a PHA and I am a Sigma Kappa.  We both served 4 years in SGA and both served as Speaker of the House.  Mike played on the tennis team and I ran cross-country.  Because of Mike, my interest in tennis grew and I was asked to play for the Lady Tigers. Mike’s tennis coach, Bill Cronin, now famous for his football coaching skills, along with his wife Ellen, were always so kind to have us over for dinner while we were students.  I think with couples around campus like the Cronins, Hambricks, Currys, Cawthornes and others, it was inspiring to many young couples.

Eden1Mike and I celebrated 26 years of marriage this past July.  It seems like yesterday that we met.  We are blessed with 2 daughters who are 21 and 16 years old.  Our oldest daughter Shelby is a senior at Georgetown College and our youngest daughter Katie hopes to attend there as well.  Growing up they visited the college regularly and that “spot” where we met, is always a stop when we are on campus.  We will always be grateful for the education we received, the professors who invested in us and the friendships we made as students.   Georgetown is always like going back home for us.  We thank God that we found each other—-

It truly has been a wonderful Georgetown College experience.

Dr. Michael ‘86 and Marsha Oakes Eden ‘87