A UTSA Love Timeline

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The Top Shelf

Love, for some, can blossom while pursuing higher education. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we collected love stories, campus activities, and legends from UTSA’s history. Here are some of the university’s most notable Roadrunner love stories.

1975: The First Roadrunners to Fall in Love at UTSA

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bingham, with their English Bulldog, Winnie. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bingham, with their English Bulldog, Winnie. Gil Barrera Photographs of UTSA, MS 27.

The Binghams were the first students to meet, fall in love at UTSA, and get married. They fell into Love’s clutches rapidly; classes started on June 5, 1973, and by December 1974 they had gotten married.

txsau_ms27_b1_f4_11-16-74_1small Elizabeth Pampa and Joe Garza. Gil Barrera Photographs of UTSA, MS 27.

Elizabeth and Joe were the second set of students to meet, fall in love at UTSA, and get married. As tradition goes, the rice showering their heads in this photograph represents well-wishes for their marriage.

1970’s: Bridge of Love

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Author: Fernando Ortiz Jr.

Handsome gentleman scholar, Civil War historian, unpretentious intellectual, world traveler, successful writer.

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