2014 Lycoming Winter Magazine - page 12

BY DANA BRIGANDI
Sometimes the best part
of the college experience
isn’t necessarily what you learn,
but the lifelong friendships
that are made.
And for some,
those relationships blossom into
everlasting love.
ast spring,
Lycoming Magazine
asked readers to submit stories
about how they met the love of their life on campus and was
pleasantly surprised by the various heartwarming stories.
Mary (Bacon) ’56 and Robert Dougherty ’58
April 5, 1958
Mary produced the weekly Lycoming College radio program,
“Campus Chatter,” and needed someone to ride gain (twist the
audio knobs). I was suggested and it was love at first sight. 
We were married in her hometown of Knoxville, Pa., on
April 5, 1958, and were together for 54 years until her death in
October 2012. We’ve been blessed with three children and a
wonderful lifetime of memories.
Bonnie (Silvernail) ’63 and Chet Crosby ’62
June 29, 1963
Chet and I met in the fall of 1959 at Lycoming. I arrived
on campus in early September for freshmen orientation. Chet,
a sophomore, was on campus as he was a member of the college’s football team.
AT LY C O
Campus encounters
are the spark for
happily ever after
“I know his parents
have always thanked me
for spending most of our
‘dates’ in the library
at study hall.
I will never let him forget
how his GPA rose
when we started dating.”
Mary (Bacon) ’56
and Robert Dougherty ’58
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