Cristian Murphy ’14 and Nina Franza ’14

Majors: Business Administration and Psychology
Careers: Campus Minister and School Psychologist

Where did you meet?
St. Joseph's College

Did a classmate introduce you?
We met through various friends and Student Life leaders on campus.

Favorite budding SJC courtship memory?​
Too many to just pick one... But graduation day was a very special day for us both. It carries a lot of meaning in many ways. 

Where was your first date?
Dinner at The Post Office Cafe.

First movie you saw together?
"Blue Valentine."

The proposal:
It was very simple and pleasant. We got engaged at SJC at a spot on campus that means a lot to us both. 

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?
College is such a formative time for so many individuals, which, in my opinion, brings about great opportunities to make lasting connections. With regards to us and our relationship, we connected because of the opportunities that college gave us and the environments for which we were able to learn in. It is within those situations that incredible trust and companionship can be formed between two people. Luckily for us, the companionship and friendship we formed within our college community grew into something truly beautiful.

What's your message to the SJC community this Valentine's Day?
Find a love that is built on service and companionship. To love is to give, and to give is to truly live.