Alumni - An AU Love Story
Patrick '82 and Joanne (Cushing) '80 Higgins

Patrick '82 and Joanne (Cushing) '80 HigginsMy husband and I met by a mutual friend at Ade Hall. He was an art student and I attended the nursing school at Alfred University.We instantly became friends and by August 1980 we were engaged. We married onPatrick's January break and our first six months of marriage were spent with me commuting from Rochester, NY to see him on weekends. We moved to Indiana for Patrick to pursue his MFA at Indiana University.

Here we are 26 years later, three beautiful children and love each other more than we did the day we got married. Terri Wheeler '80, Carroll Kellogg '80 and Patrick Ryan '82 were all in our wedding with many other AU friends. We have found memories of the campus, the St. Patrick's Day parades, the castle and the beautiful campus where we fell in love. Last year in January'07 we renewed our vows in Las Vegas for our 25th wedding anniversary with our three children by our side.

Thank you AU for the being the place to find love!!!!