Alumni - An AU Love Story
Shannon '92 and Lea (Walker) '91 Duserick

My husband Shannon Duserick ('92) and I met at AU when I was a junior and he was a sophomore. We met in an editorial writing class and we hit it off instantly

I went on to graduate school at AU and while in grad school, Shannon visited me one weekend and took me on a "tour" of campus. At each building with special meaning (i.e., "Brick"-where we both lived when we met), Kanakadea-where we took that first class together, etc.), Shannon gave me a card that listed our special memories from that particular place on campus. The "tour" ended at the bell tower where Shannon had hid a bottle of champagne and glasses. He proposed to me on the very campus that held so much meaning for us!

We were married in August of 1995 and we had many AU friends in our wedding as well as many relatives who have attended AU as well (namely my brother and Shannon's sister!)...We now have three beautiful children together, ages 6, 5 and 2. We are truly an AU family!

Lea Walker Duserick ('91)