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EMU Love Story: The Maikowski's

by emugoldalumni, Published April 14, 2011

Names: David and April Maikowski

The Maikowski's

Relationship Status: Married

Anniversary Date: Dating: September 20, 1986, Married: June 23 1990

Do you have children? How many? 2 Daughters

How did you meet?

First met at Phelps/Sellers brother/sister floor social activities our freshman year.  The following year our roommates in Buell started dating each other and things took off from there.

Where was your first date?

At Strong Auditorium for a movie.

Any cute memories you have together at Eastern?

My wife was an Early Education major and I used to meet her once awhile up at Boone Hall at its western entrance door to sit on the benches there and have an ice cream or coffee and talk (esp. in the springtime).  We also used to have a lot of fun bowling at McKenney Union and having pizza at the Tower Inn.

Years attended Eastern: Dave graduated in 1988 with a BA Cum Laude in Written Communications and April graduated with a BS with a Teaching Certificate for K-8.

Any romantic advice you would give to students:

Remember that true love puts the other person first in a relationship.  Be sure to give time for your relationship but also ensure you give adequate time to your studies and beginning your career.  College is a once in a lifetime chance to focus on who you are and who you want to be.  With the right person by your side, anything is possible for both of you.

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