Stephen Bates ’14, ’15 and Anna Domingo ’14

Majors: Math Education / Spanish Education 
Careers: Both teachers

Where did you meet?
SJC Cafeteria and in Speech 102.

Did a classmate introduce you?

Favorite budding SJC courtship memory?​
We met over a black and white cookie. Anna likes the black half and I like the white half.

Where was your first date?
The Fat Fish in Bayshore.

The proposal:
I proposed at the Jones Beach Light Show, and Anna was in disbelief. Eventually she ripped the ring out of my hand and exclaimed yes!

According to a Facebook study, 28 percent of married couples attended the same college. What is it about College that makes it the right place for so many people to meet their spouses?
You get to meet people from different towns and from different backgrounds than the "sameness" of your high school community. College lets people grow and meld together.

What's your message to the SJC community this Valentine's Day?
SJC is a special place and you, too, can meet your best friend and soulmate there — perhaps over a cookie during a break.