Love Story

Alone Together

Their relationship deepened so much while being apart that Jo Blankenship ’16 and Cassidy Brown ’21 wondered if it could survive while being together.


Music brought Alyssa Cosindas ’04 and Chris Jahnke ’02 together. Years later, they’re still singing the same melody.

Matched By Computer

In 1966, few people knew computers existed. So, why would anyone think one of them could help a guy get a date? Mike Casey ’65, M.A. Ed ’68 thought it was worth a try.

Hiding Love

When Bryant Verador ’06 proposed marriage to Shalimar Zabanal ’06, he devised an elaborate plan to turn the occasion into a unique game of hide-and-seek.

Writes of Love

Lauren Chapman Ruiz earned her B.A. in English with minors in graphic design and journalism. She works as a designer for Cooper in San Francisco. Miguel Ruiz earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in English. He works for PNC Financial Services. They live in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.

Maritza Barrera ’01 and Cesar Ramirez ’01

Cesar and Maritza were married on Aug. 7, 2004, in Guadalajara, Mexico, where Maritza’s parents are from. The couple lives in Hacienda Heights, Calif., and returns frequently to LMU, often attending Mass at Sacred Heart Chapel. They hope their two young children will one day attend LMU.