I was in a hallway
outside the computer lab this morning filling my water glass when I heard what a
student referred to as “the sweetest thing.” It’s such a touching story that I
wanted to share it with you.
The student told me she had just left Clinic Lab class where John Kosinski and
his girlfriend, April Traylor, were partners for making a case presentation for
the class on PowerPoint. It’s not uncommon for couples to work their way through
the chiropractic program together, sharing the ups and downs, being supportive
and oftentimes partnering for assignments.
As John was finishing the presentation the two of them had worked so closely
together to create, he surprised April when he said he had another case he
needed help with. A new slide came up on the big screen at the front of the
class in the computer lab and John set the scene for an incredible event that
students and faculty will remember for years to come.
April was totally stunned as John took her hand and walked to the center aisle
where he got down on one knee. Faculty member Janice Fordree later told me the
class erupted in applause. Then John asked April to marry him.
I get teary-eyed just thinking about the intense emotion, passion and courage
that swept through the computer lab this morning. Wow! What a memory for those
classmates! What a story John and April will have to tell their grandkids!
Memories are made at Sherman College. It’s no wonder that Dr. Fordree’s class
was dismissed a bit early to allow the class to congratulate and celebrate with
April and John, and how fortunate I was to be in that part of the building when
their classmates were so deeply moved they wandered the halls sharing this
***This article was taken from Roldan’s new Alumni Office weblog, which
features photos, news and event items for and about Sherman alumni. You can
visit her blog at
http://sherman.blogs.com/alumni. The full list of Sherman College faculty
and staff weblogs can be found at
../edu/academics/blogs.html, and our student bloggers
are listed at