Eastern Michigan University

EMU Love Story: Todd and Courtney Bowmar

by Kristyn Sturtz, Published February 13, 2015 Bowmar

Names: Todd Bowmar '11 and Courtney (Pennington) Bowmar '11

Relationship Status: Married

Anniversary Date: July 23, 2011

Do you have children? How many? None yet.

How did you meet? Todd and I met freshman year in the honors dorms. His roommate was running for a spot on the dorm's board and put coloring pages on everyone's doors. My roommates and I colored the page and put it back on the boys' door. Todd just had to come meet the girls who brought the page back. We started hanging out as friends until one night he told me he couldn't just be friends anymore. We've been together ever sense!

Where was your first date? We went and saw The Heartbreak Kid for our first "official" date.

Any cute memories you have together at Eastern? We used to wait until it snowed and walk around campus at night and make snowmen.

If married/engaged, how did they propose? If it was on campus, where? Todd proposed shortly after midnight on New Years Eve (2010/2011) by a tree on campus that has our initials carved into it.

What are the two of you doing now? Happily married for almost 4 years with two furry babies. A dog, Ali, and a cat, Henry.

Years attended Eastern: 2007-2011

Any romantic advice you would give to students: Be yourself! It's great when you can find someone you're comfortable being exactly who you are with.

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