Did you and your significant other meet or get married while you were both attending Tech?
At almost every event, we hear stories from alumni who met or married while attending Tech. We'd like to recognize these special couples by showcasing their stories.
Share your story for a chance to win
Tell us your Golden Eagle Lovebirds story, and you could be featured in our Golden Eagle Lovebirds Showcase. You'll also be entered into our Valentine's Day random drawing. The winner will receive awesome Tech gear to show your Tennessee Tech Pride!
On February 14, we'll draw from all of the stories that have been submitted. Previous winners are excluded from the drawing. We'll announce the winner on our website and social media sites. In the event we cannot reach the winner to verify shipping information, we reserve the right to draw a new winner.
To submit your story for the Golden Eagle Lovebirds Showcase enter the Golden Eagle Lovebirds Valentine's Day drawing, complete the form below. Please submit a photo along with your entry, if you have one.
2018 Golden Eagle Lovebirds
Karen Nelson Savage, marketing '91
Chris Savage, civil engineering '94
In the 80s there were not co-ed dorms, but there was however, brother and sister dorms. I was a resident of White Hall and Chris lived in Miller Hall. The resident leaders of our dorms planned activities for us to do together. We met at one of these activities and became fast friends. We had so much in common and spent time together hanging out most every day and also on weekends. I remember telling a friend that I could never date him because he was too much like a brother to me. Luckily, those feelings changed for both of us, as we soon realized that our friendship had blossomed into so much more. One night, Chris called me from the lobby to come check him in, and when I got there he had a single red rose. He handed it to me and said, "Would you like to go out on a date with me on Thursday night?" Of course, I said "yes!" We dated for six months and became engaged, and then after a year of engagement, we were married in 1989--28 years ago this past August. We both have fond memories of late night strolls on the TTU campus, snow ball fights in the quad, watching movies in the dorm lobby, and ball games. Getting an exceptional education was definitely the key attraction we both initially had, but we got so much more! We got each other!