Posts Tagged ‘Marriage’

Mary Meadors Payne (’83) and David Payne (’82)

David Payne (’82) and Mary Meadors Payne (’83) met at UH in Spring 1980. They married in 1988 and are celebrating 34 years on October 1, 2022.

Laura Murillo (’89, M.Ed. ’98, Ed.D. ’03) and Rick Noriega (’84)

Hispanic Chamber CEO Dr. Laura Murillo, former State Rep. Rick Noriega get engaged at UH basketball game

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Dr. Laura Murillo is a die-hard University of Houston Cougars fan. So is her longtime beau, Rick Noriega, the former State Rep. and U.S. Army general. Both are UH grads.

So Murillo thought nothing of joining him on the floor of Fertitta Center on Sunday night to cheer on the UH basketball team as they played against the Southern Methodist University.

Noriega had other plans — he proposed to Murillo on the floor of the arena as fans cheered.

“I thought we were asked to cheer on the University of Houston basketball team, then the General asked me to be his Cougar for Life!” she posted on Instagram.

The couple has been dating for four years. Noriega bought a ring in 2019, but shortly after, the couple suffered the losses of several family members, then the COVID-19 pandemic happened and then the Valentine’s Day freeze in 2021.

Murillo recently launched her book, “Lead in Life,” and the time finally seemed right.

Murillo has had a long relationship with UH. She worked at the university for 15 years and received three degrees, including a doctorate, from the school. Noriega was a UH ROTC student and went on to become a two-star general and earn a master’s degree from Harvard University. Both are native Houstonians.

Christopher Gervasio (BBA ’17, MS ’18) & Lauren Christensen (BBA ’18)

Christopher Gervasio (BBA ’17, MS Accy ’18) and Lauren Christensen (BBA ’18) were married on Saturday, April 24, 2021 in Houston, TX. The two met as students in 2014 through the Bauer Honors program and began dating in 2015. Christopher proposed to Lauren in December of 2019 in the Bauer Honors Commons on campus, where their love story began years ago.
Both Lauren and Christopher were heavily involved while students at UH and their love for the university has only continued to grow since becoming alumni.

Shane Ros (’14) and Ashley Grijalva (’18)

Shane Ros and Ashley Grijalva wed on April 3, 2021 in Gulf Shores, AL.

The Katy, TX native, Shane was a wide receiver (#19) for the UH football team. A former walk-on, he earned a scholarship at the conclusion of the 2012 season. Shane received the Committed Cougar Award, presented annually to a Houston player who shows extraordinary commitment to the UH Football program, at the conclusion of the season that saw him finish with 23 receptions for 337 yards and three touchdowns, along with 12 special teams tackles. His career came to an end due to injury. He remained with the Houston program as a student assistant for Coach Tony Levine, working with the program’s receivers and special teams.

The Gilbert, AZ native, Ashley competed on the UH Swimming Team. As a UH freshman she swam top time at the AT&T Winter National Championships and was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team as a sophomore and junior. In high school, Ashley was crowned state champion and East Valley Tribune Swimmer of the Year.

Jeffrey Moran (’93)

Jeffrey Moran married Molly Hennessy-Fiske on 10/19/2019 in Galveston, TX. More…

Erica Kilbride (M.B.A ’14)

Erica Kilbride (M.B.A. ’14) married Eric Obenziger on October 12, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY. More…

Emily (’16) and Robert (’16) Reno

Emily Ann Lopez (’16) and Robert Reno (’16) got married on Saturday 10/5/2019.

Ashley Ellerin (J.D.’15)

Ashley Joan Ellerin and Samuel Joseph Boyar were married April 27, 2019 at the Hotel ZaZa in Houston.

Patricia Tamez-Trussell (’07)

On Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at Butler’s Courtyard in League City, CT Bauer College of Business alumna, Patricia Tamez (’07) said “I do” to long time sweetheart, United States Coast Guard veteran and UH former student, Lawrence Adrian Trussell. They exchanged vows in front of their families and close friends and it was the most magical day they could have ever imagined! Patty and Adrian are proud Cougar football season ticket holders and enjoy returning to campus for various sporting and theater events.