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EMU Love Story: Todd and Maria Belcik

by Chris Vilag, Published June 6, 2011

The Maikowski's

Names: Todd and Maria Belcik

Relationship Status: Married

Anniversary Date: August 3, 1991

Do you have children?
3 boys: Nathan (16), Noah (12), and Nicolas (3)

How did you meet?
Government class freshman year. We worked on a project together. Maria was dating someone else. We then lived two doors down from each other sophomore year. Maria broke up with her boyfriend when she found out that Todd was interested in her.

Where was your first date?
Our first date was to Kings Island Amusement Park in Ohio.

Any cute memories you have together at eastern?
Playing pictionary together. We would always play Guys vs Girls and the girls always won! We also both won the "Best Behind" award for ground floor Buell. We also both walked together at graduation.

If married/engaged did they propose on campus? If so where?
Todd proposed to Maria in his apartment off campus. He had already bought ring with Maria and waited till right time to give it to her.

Years attended Eastern:

Any romantic advice you would give to students:
Always be looking for love where you least expect. Sometimes it's right in front of your face. Don't be scared to take a chance with someone and let them know how you feel. It could be the best decision of your life.


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