Jan Rogowski ‘13 and Caitlyn Kakavas ‘12

Rogowski coupleMajors: Criminal Justice/Therapeutic Recreation
Careers: New York police officer/Recreation therapist in a nursing home 

Where did you meet?
We were both on the basketball teams and met through the teams always hanging out.

Where was your first date? 
We went to the movies!

First movie you saw together:
X-Men First Class

The proposal:

Jan was working the annual Brooklyn North NYPD BBQ on the Fourth of July. It was a family barbecue so mom, dad and sister came as well as his mom, brother, sister and brother-in-law. It was an overcast and minutes before a downpour came down Jan's chief told me he was getting promoted and he was going to make an announcement. Well little did I know Jan was promoting himself to fiancé. He proposed in Brooklyn with the city skyline behind us in front of our family and about 300 people. After a 20-minute downpour the rain stoped and we got to watch the Macy's Firework Show. The next day we found out we were on Good Morning America "Real Fireworks as NYPD officer proposes on the Fourth of July!"

What's your message to the SJC community this Valentine's Day?
Enjoy every single day of your college experience, especially with your friends. These are some of the best years of your life. Happy Valentine's Day!

Rogowski grads