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Dee Schwarzbach-Nestel (EDU ’63):

As I hurried into German class, I noticed my pencil was broken. I hurriedly put my books down and went to sharpen my pencil, but my books slid off the desk. A tall, male engineering student started to pick them up and noticed I was taking [the course] Differential Equations. He asked me about the course and I told him it was why I was late; I didn't understand the assignment and had stopped to talk to the instructor, and I was mad at myself because I still didn't think I understood the problems. He offered to explain it as he had had the course earlier and was using it in other classwork. I met with him a couple of times about the math and we started dating. We've been married for almost 48 years.