Roy and Rachel met the very first day of freshman year when Roy was campaigning door to door in Knight Hall. On his second to last stop he met Rachel and she remembers thinking at the time “he seems like a guy who has got it together.”
Although they had irregular contact over freshman year Roy thoughtfully sent Rachel her favorite flowers on Valentine’s Day. However, their paths didn’t cross again until move in day sophomore year because Rachel was moving into the Kappa Delta house and Roy was moving into the Lambda Chi Alpha house.
After many walks around the quad, study dates, and sitting in the hammock in front of the Lambda Chi house, Roy and Rachel began dating that October and dated throughout the rest of college. The summer after graduation Roy left for graduate school and Rachel for medical school.
After just 2 months of living 7 hours apart they returned to their alma mater for homecoming and early that morning Roy proposed at Natural Bridge where they had their first date. They were married on July 12, 2008 and welcomed their daughter, Caroline, on August 21st, 2013.