H. Michelle Privia Maloney '94, J. Brian Maloney ’95
My husband (J. Brian Maloney '95) proposed to me on campus. We had been dating for
about a year. He asked me out to dinner, but we had to walk across campus first because
we had to meet his roommate to help him with his car. I wasn't happy about that because
it was raining and I was dressed up! But I went, and when we got to Evelyn Chapel,
his friend wasn't there yet. Brian suggested that we wait inside the chapel so we
wouldn't get wet. I didn't like that idea either, because there were people inside
practicing for a concert or something. He convinced me to go in and wait upstairs
near the big window so we could see his friend arrive. By this time I wasn't very
happy with him.
We went upstairs and sat down. Then he got down on one knee and proposed- what a shock!
Obviously, I said yes. He told me to turn around and look outside. A white limousine
was waiting, with champagne, to take us to dinner at Jim's Steakhouse. I stared at
the ring all through dinner!
Afterwards, the limo drove us around town. I had told Brian prior to this night that
I wanted my proposal to be something a little different- no rings in fortune cookies
or that kind of thing- and I thought this was great. It was certainly memorable! —
Submitted by H. Michelle Privia Maloney '94 (husband is J. Brian Maloney ’95)