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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The Reis family is comprimised entirely of Cougs. Chris and Lea Annes daughter Peyton is a 2020 alumna, and their daughter Sydney is currently attending WSU.

A Greek Row-mance

JOSIE GOODRICH, Evergreen reporter March 3, 2022

Chris Ries was not accustomed to rejection when he came to WSU, so when his wife, Lea Anne Ries, blew him off as a freshman in 1987, he persisted.  Chris and Lea Anne both lived in the Stephenson South...

2007 graduates Aaron and Alona Horner (left) and 2006 graduate Karl Koehler (right) now share 2 children between them, Evanlee and Aiden.

WSU Love Story: ‘Full-House’ edition

ANNIE HAGER and ANNA MICHALSON February 3, 2022

When Alona Horner transferred to WSU in 2004, she was unaware of the whirlwind of Coug-filled romance that was in store.  Alona met her current husband, Aaron Horner, at a WSU Alive Orientation during...

Brian and Ashley MacMillan met in the early 2000s at WSU. They now live in Oregon and have two little Cougs in the family.

From the stage to the altar

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor December 9, 2021

For alumni Brian and Ashley MacMillan, the theater program at WSU was not only a huge part of their college career, but also where their relationship started.  Ashley said she met Brian when she...

Peg and Roger Johnson were married prior to their senior year at WSU. They graduated in 1969.

Legacy Cougs find love at WSU

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor December 2, 2021

A lot of people have generations of family members who attend the same college. That is exactly the case for WSU alumni Peg and Roger Johnson, who have four generations of Cougars in the family. Peg...

Rick Reams and Valorie Fisher married in 1987. They now have a daughter, who is also a WSU alumna.

Holy matrimony at Martin Stadium

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor November 4, 2021

Martin Stadium holds a special place in the hearts of WSU students, alumni and fans. Back in 1987, WSU alumni Valorie Fisher and former coug Rick Reams took it to the next level and got married inside...

The Waage family is  pictured here tailgating before a WSU football game, which the family did often when their daughters were growing up.

Greek dance results in family of Cougs

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor October 21, 2021

WSU is well known for its Greek community. For WSU alumni Dalene Waage and former Coug Hank Waage, Greek life is what caused them to cross paths.  Dalene said they initially met at a party hosted...

Dan and Netta Haller are pictured here on their wedding day on August 3, 1993. The couple was married at Nettas family cabin on Bumping Lake.

WSU engineering alums create perfect blueprint for love

HANNAH BOUCHER , Evergreen reporter September 30, 2021

A lot of WSU students make friends during their freshmen orientation. Some are lucky enough to find their lifelong partners as well. This was exactly the case for Dan and Netta Haller when they first arrived...

Rebecca and John Hurley met in Pullman in 2004. They recently returned to campus to show their children their old stomping grounds and visit with friends.

WSU alums found love at Catholic student center

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor September 9, 2021

There is an old adage in Pullman that goes along the lines of, “You come to WSU for a degree, and you end up finding a spouse too.” For two WSU alums, that is exactly what happened. WSU alums Rebecca...

Former Cougs Rich and Tory Johnson, pictured here on their graduation day,  married over 20 years ago.

Run-in with Pullman Police led to marriage for WSU alums

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor August 26, 2021

Many incoming freshmen choose WSU for its sense of community. Not only do people make lifelong friends while attending WSU, but some people find the love of their life. WSU alum Rich Johnson met his...

Tom and Doris had 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

WSU couple met at church group, married for 68 years

ELIZA CALLIS April 20, 2021

Tom and Doris Barker began their freshman year at WSU in the fall of 1949 and were married by their junior year in 1952.  Tom was a camp counselor at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island where Doris attended...

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