"My mom attended TWU and earned her Master's degree there. She graduated when I was in the 7th grade (1989?), but while she was taking classes, my family would make trips to the Library almost every weekend. Mom would gather journal articles or study. Most days when we were there, my dad would walk with my younger brother and I over to the pedestrian bridge to kill some time. We would race each other over the bridge or go to the top and imagine schemes about jumping off when the next truck came by or guessing who would be able to hit a car on the roof with a rock. Thankfully, we were never foolish enough to try! My husband and I met at TWU in the Fall of 1996. He was one of the few men in the first undergrad class that started at the University in the Spring of 1995. We were in Gamma Beta Phi together where we both served as officers in the organization. We ended up getting engaged in July of 1997 while we were both finishing up our degrees. The rest of that summer, we walked back and forth over the pedestrian bridge to class, lunch, the library, hand in hand and celebrating our new relationship and upcoming marriage. I remember standing at the top with him looking out over the campus that brought us together. Those are great memories! (By the way - we got married on July 4, 1998 at the Little Chapel.)"
- Heather Brister, Class of 1997 & 2003