Wedding Ideas Etiquette" data-blog-content="true" data-content-tags="["e3ff7bbd-251d-473b-9e26-967d9e0f3a6a", "e3ff7bbd-251d-473b-9e26-967d9e0f3a6a"]" data-singular-terms="["Wedding Etiquette","Wedding Etiquette"]" data-content-hub-id="" data-content-strategy-type="editorial" data-content-series="" It's not uncommon to meet your spouse in college — but Miami University in Oxford, OH has a very special place in their hearts for married alumni, and gave them the nickname “Miami Mergers." 14% of the school's alums are married to other alums, so it's been a tradition since 1973 to send each Merger couple a unique Valentine's Day card every year (14,000 went out this year! Miami's bookstore also sells Miami Merger t-shirts, candles, stickers and wine, which is kind of the cutest thing ever.
Sarah Lavoie, a Miami nursing student, is engaged to alum Sam Kaplunov, and is a proud soon-to-be Miami Merger (since their wedding is June 20, 2015).
And it's in demand enough that for an April 30, 2005, wedding, we were on the phone leaving our reservation message at am, March 1, 2004!
The dorm I lived in all four years is just across the street from Kumler Chapel, and Kumler is where my divisional commencement ceremony was, so getting married in Kumler is probably the part about being a Miami Merger that is the most special to us." And even though other universities may not have cute Valentine's Day cards, they do make it possible for alumni to date each other by having matchmaker events, like at the University of Iowa.
• uk also maintains listings of Cambridge University alumni from 1261 to 1900. [Historic Cambridge Alumni Records] 1520 – Although it is difficult to set an exact date, the early 1500s was the start of what have been variously described as ecclesiastical censuses.