Alumni Weekend 2010
Trinity Sweethearts

Trinity Sweetheart Reunion: One of the newest events at Alumni Weekend 2010 was a gathering of sweethearts, Trinitonians who met on campus, fell in love, and eventually married. Tom '72 and Lecy Benke were one of 37 couples who gathered in the Lightner Tea Room this past weekend. Tom shares his reaction to the event and the touching love stories shared.

You might say the gathering was a room full of the luckiest people you will ever meet! Whether married for 59 years or 59 weeks; the stories were the same. Once upon a time Trinity University was their Camelot. The University was the crossroads of their lives where they met, courted (sometimes slowly, and sometimes not), fell in love, and married their soul mates and best friends.

As you will read, the stories were all so well told from the practiced telling. There were chance meetings on the slab, classes together, blind dates, and helpful friends. There were times apart and times of finding each other again. The blessing of it all in the tellers' hearts is unmistakable.

All our roads have diverged since Trinity to many different locations, occupations, and interests. But they all started at the same crossroads; the special place that is Trinity University.

Please enjoy these stories now as much as we all did at Alumni Weekend 2010. We know there are many more stories to hear… maybe from you and yours, maybe next year!

Tom Benke '72




Alumni Weekend 2011: October 7-9