I’ve decided to focus much more of my energy on finding Fletcher couples. My long-term goal will be to have a lovely collection to share on Valentine’s Day. Shorter term, I’m just delighted to hear from folks whose relationships formed on campus.
We first read about Hanneke when she told us how she heard about her admission to Fletcher. More recently, she reported on her first year post-Fletcher. And today, I’m so happy to tell you about her wedding last spring to Andrew, a fellow MALD student. Although Andrew started his Fletcher studies one year after Hanneke, they both graduated in 2014 because she took an extra year to complete a dual degree with The Friedman School. Hanneke was a multi-year friend of Admissions — volunteer interviewer, member of the Admissions Committee — and one of these students we are sorry to say goodbye to. But we’ve kept in touch and I couldn’t be happier that she and Andrew (whom I regret I didn’t get to know) met here!
Some details from their story that Hanneke provided:
- At the April 2012 Admitted Students Open House, Andrew sat in on a student panel. Hanneke was one of the presenting students. He mentioned this to her when they re-met in fall 2012.
- They started dating in fall 2013, during her third year and his second year, largely helped along by time spent together with Fletcher Runners.
- They got engaged in Johannesburg in 2015 while she was living in Malawi.
- Their wedding was in Austin, Texas, at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. (Note the beautiful wildflowers in their photo.)
- Fletcher was very well represented at the wedding and on the dance floor.
- The tie that Andrew and his groomsmen wore is from their classmate Dan’s Corridor NYC clothing line.
Hanneke is currently working with the World Food Programme in their Siem Reap, Cambodia office, as part of the Leland International Hunger Fellows program. Andrew has been conducting research remotely for a U.S. based organization. Soon, they will be moving to Phnom Penh, where they will stay for another year.
And here’s the Fletcher contingent. So many familiar faces — I love Fletcher weddings!