Michelle Martin Tiernan ’89 and Eugene Tiernan ’89

Michelle Martin Tiernan ’89 and Eugene Tiernan ’89

Somehow, we managed to not cross paths at Fairfield U from freshman through junior year. It wasn't until Alumni Weekend in Autumn 1988 that we were introduced by a mutual friend, and at that moment our coupled journey began. After graduating in 1989 there was so much uncertainty as we and our friends started to map out our careers and lives in "the real world," yet our connection as part of the Fairfield University community kept bringing us back together until we grew inseparable. We actually got engaged on campus years later at the very spot we met - geographically what is now Rafferty Field, and what was in 1988 simply a green field. We were both working in Manhattan at the time, but came back to be married at the campus chapel and ended up settling in East Norwalk where we still live today. Our daughter attends Lauralton Hall in Milford, and our twin boys attend Fairfield Prep, since the Catholic/Jesuit values instilled in us throughout life and reinforced during our years at Fairfield U are deeply rooted. We attended the first StagMates event as an excuse to see friends who are also StagMates, and the annual event has become an important and meaningful ritual for us. To this day, we remain connected to the Fairfield U community in ways we could never have imagined at our first chance meeting back in 1988, and we look forward to continuing to renew our vows and regroup with friends at StagMates each year.

Class Years: 1989
First Met: Alumni Weekend, 1989
Wedding Location: Egan Chapel, Fairfield University, CT

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