Shane ’09 and Lindsey Earhart Kesler ’08
Shane: Urbana, Ill.
Lindsey: Muncie, Ind.
When, where, and how did you first meet at Millikin?
Shane: We were both broke college students working together at RTUC. We first met at a beginning of the year meeting.
Lindsey: We met at the first meeting for our student jobs at the Information Center in RTUC in the fall of 2006. We had a mutual friend who was also working there.
What do you remember about the first time meeting each other?
Shane: I was working at the information desk when Lindsey came in after tennis practice. There was a tennis tournament on TV and I figured Lindsey would be interested in watching, so I turned the TV so she could see it better … the rest is history.
Lindsey: Our mutual friend told me later that evening that Shane thought I was cute. I had gone to the meeting right after tennis practice, and figured if he thought I was cute in sweaty tennis clothes and a bandana on my head, then maybe I should give this guy a shot!
What did you do on your first date?
Shane: Our first date actually turned out to be one of our favorite things to do now. We just hung out and watched movies over Labor Day weekend.
Lindsey: It was Labor Day weekend and we just hung out at my apartment in the Woods and watched movies. After that night, we were pretty much attached at the hip.
Where was your favorite place to hang-out together at Millikin?
Shane: It didn’t really matter where we were on campus. We always had a pretty tight-knit group of friends and Lindsey and I always had a lot of fun wherever we were hanging out.
Lindsey: I remember always hanging out at whatever apartment Shane was living in, whether it was The Woods or the Delta Sig apartments. I’m sure his roommates probably got tired of me always being there, but we have made some great long-lasting friendships with those guys and wouldn’t trade it for anything.
What is your most memorable Millikin experience as a couple?
Shane: There wasn’t one particular experience that sticks out in my mind. We both love Millikin and will always feel that way. Our whole Millkin experience was memorable and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Lindsey: I don’t think I have a most memorable experience – it was all great! But I do always love telling a certain story: When I decided I was going to attend Millikin I told my mom, “This is where I am going to find my future husband. He will play piano and sing.” Well, I did find my husband at Millikin, but instead of playing the piano, he played the tuba.
Where has your relationship taken you since Millikin?
Shane: We got married a little over a year ago and we recently moved to Carmel, Ind.
Lindsey: We got married in September 2012 and currently live in Carmel, Ind. We both have received our master’s degrees and love our careers. Shane is a physician’s assistant specializing in upper extremities and I am an assistant property manager for an apartment community in Indianapolis. Our future here contains endless possibilities.
What advice would you give young couples in love at Millikin?
Shane: Don’t take your time at Millikin for granted. Those will be some of the best years you will have.
Lindsey: Take your time to remember the special moments – soak it all in. We constantly find ourselves laughing and smiling about our experiences together at Millikin.
Photo courtesy of Kishel Photography.
Want to share your story of how you found love at Millikin? Email Jaclyn Weisenborn '09, associate director of alumni engagement, with your expressed interest. One couple will be featured each month in MY Times.