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|Viking Valentine Stories|
Who is your Viking Valentine? Did you meet your spouse here at Westchester Community College or perhaps you met later as alumni of WCC. Viking Valentine is a celebration of the spouses who attended Westchester Community College.
These are stories shared by some of our Westchester Community College Viking Valentines. We hope you enjoy their stories.
If you and your spouse are alumni of WCC and would like to share your own story, you can do so by visiting www.mysunywcc.org/valentine.
Catherine (McKenna) '69 & Paul Trapp '69
Catherine and Paul were married following graduation on June 7, 1969. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary this summer. After graduation from WCC they continued their studies in NYC and both graduated from Richmond College, a division of the City University of New York.
Story shared by Bill Mehrten: Brenda Siegel (Class of 1970) and I met at Westchester in Psychology 101, Sept. 1969. One year later we entered marriage 101 on December 27th 1970.
Alberto Tirri '97 & Thamara Barbosa-Tirri '00
Alberto and I met in 1998. I was coming out of Mr. Anderson’s math class in the Tech building and heard a loud voice in the hallways that certainly caught my attention. I looked and saw Alberto, but he quickly disappeared. Months went by and I joined the ECHA Club and this young man came up to me and asked me for my e-mail, it was the same loud person from the Tech building hallway. We dated for 7 years, became engaged, broke up many times, I went back to Brazil, he visited many times in almost a two years period and eventually gave me my engagement ring back. We got married in the mountains of a small town in Brazil, Pocos de Caldas in 2005, returned to the US and started a life together. Alberto has been working for Bose Corp for the past 20 years and I have always worked in the administrative field, currently working for Maplewood Senior Living in CT. In our 14 years married, we have traveled the world, we share four cats, two dogs and recently welcomed baby Clara into our lives, much planned and much desired baby. Alberto has fought cancer a few times, always with a positive attitude and always supporting me with my professional endeavors. He is as still as loud as always and still the same person I fell in love with. Below is a picture of us in Rio de Janeiro back in 2004 during one of his visits to Brazil.
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