Alumni hold up a Bobcats sign at the reception.

Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat

The relationships formed during our students' undergraduate, graduate, law and medicine experiences regularly blossom into life-long relationships. Here, Allison (Browne) Piascik '13, MHS '15 and Daniel Piascik '13, MHS '15 celebrate their marriage with other members of #BobcatNation.

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n what has become a beloved Valentine’s Day tradition, students and alumni have shared the relationships that formed during their days at Quinnipiac.

The seeds of life-long relationships are sown across our Mount Carmel, York Hill and North Haven campuses. 

Take Allison (Browne) Piascik ’13, MHS ’15 and Daniel Piascik ’13, MHS ’15. They became friends during their sophomore year of the entry level master’s of physician assistant program and dating their senior year. Four years later, in October 2017, they got married — surrounded by dozens of members of #BobcatNation.

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“Thank you, Quinnipiac, for giving both of us the best college experience, career and amazing life partners,” Allison Piascik said.

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Petty smiles as Carolan's maid of honor.

Forever friends

Brette Petty '11, left, and Katie (Harris) Carolan '11 became life-long friends during their time at Quinnipiac.

Katie (Harris) Carolan ’11 and Brette Petty ’11 met on Petty’s 21st birthday — and quickly became best friends.

“I was Katie’s maid of honor at her wedding in 2016, and she’ll be mine this May,” she said. “We always wonder what we ever did before meeting junior year — but are glad that Quinnipiac gave us each other.”

Other couples include their passion for Quinnipiac in their ceremonies in unique ways. 

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Norman and Collins walk down the island surrounded by palm trees and rose pedals.

First steps toward the rest of their lives

Jasmine Norman '14 and Shane Collins '14 moved to Los Angeles to realize their dreams together. Norman is a casting producer for ABC and Collins is a cinematographer.

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Brittany (Michel) Baldwin ’11, MS ’13, and Sam Baldwin ’11, for example, included the colors of #BobcatNation in their celebration.

“We met during our junior year at Quinnipiac — and the rest is history,” Brittany said. “We were married on September 9, 2017 — and our wedding colors were blue and gold in honor of the place that brought us together. We were lucky enough to have eight Quinnipiac alumni in our bridal party, and to celebrate the night with lots of other Bobcats that we love.”

Some alumni honor the university where they met the love of their life in a life-long sort of way. 

The Baldwins smile outside in their tuxedo and wedding dress.

Bobcat legends

Brittany (Michel) Baldwin '11, MS '13 and Sam Baldwin '11 showcased their love for #BobcatNation with gold and blue flowers at their wedding.

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Young Nast lies on a blanket shortly after being born in a blue hat.

The ultimate tribute

Dr. Kelly Nast '06 and Rud Nast '05 honored their love for the university by naming their son, Maxwell Quinnipiac Nast, in honor of the university.

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Dr. Kelly Nast '06 and Rud Nast '05 named their son Maxwell Quinnipiac Nast in honor of the university where they met and that they equally loved when he was born in May.

"We had an amazing college experience at Quinnipiac and forged relationships — with each other and others — that will last a lifetime," the parents said.

Celebrating a special anniversary this year is Tera Gordon ’89 and Dwight Gordon ’89.

“Steve asked me to be his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 1988,” she said. “We both lived in the Hill, where we met through our roommates.”

We are always interested in staying in touch with our alumni. Please email your updates to alumni@qu.edu.