Chase and Lindsay Alexander Coleman, both ’09
Business Management and Early Childhood Education
Arthur, Ill., and Monticello, Ill.
When, where, and how did you first meet at Millikin?
Lindsay: : Jan. 16, 2009, at a party through a mutual friend and one of my sorority sisters.
Chase: At a house party off campus second semester of our senior year. I was going to stay in but my friend talked me into coming out at the last minute.
What do you remember about the first time meeting each other?
Lindsay: I remember seeing him walk down the stairs with a friend in a backward Cubs hat and camouflage jacket, and I couldn't stop looking at him – he was so cute!
Chase: I thought our friend was trying to introduce me to the girl behind Lindsay. When I finally spotted her, I thought she was very pretty, but at the time I wasn't focused on starting a relationship because I was getting ready to graduate.
What did you do on your first date?
Lindsay: It was Valentine's Day, and we went to dinner at Cheddars and to see the movie, "He's Just Not That Into You."
Chase: We went to dinner and a movie – I had beer-battered coconut shrimp, and she had chicken strips.
Where was your favorite place to hang-out together at Millikin?
What is your most memorable Millikin experience as a couple?
Lindsay: Bringing Chase to my last Tri Delta formal.
Chase: All the fun moments we got to spend with our closest Millikin friends and couples.
Where has your relationship taken you since Millikin?
Lindsay: After graduation, we both got jobs and continued our relationship despite living in different towns for a couple years. In 2011, we got engaged, and married on June 22, 2013. We are proud dog parents to our yellow lab, Paisley!
Chase: We are married. Lindsay is an early childhood teacher at North Ward Elementary in Tuscola, Ill., and I manage Blue Ridge Backwoods in Monticello.
What advice would you give young couples in love at Millikin?
Lindsay: Even if you don't know where you are going after college, don't let go of someone you love. Also, stay in touch with the Millikin friends who brought you together and strengthened you as a couple.
Chase: Get involved in Millikin campus activities and alumni events together.
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.