‘We instantly became best friends’

Tony and Karen (Ostler) Pimentel, UMass Dartmouth ‘90

"Tony and I met at Freshman Orientation in the summer of 1986. We instantly became best friends, taking all the same classes for the first year. We became Orientation Leaders together and supported each other in our different interests, including resistance and student government. We both got jobs at State Street Bank, where our friendship developed into romance and we married in 1994.

Twenty-three years later, we have two children in high school, and Karen recently started working at UMass Dartmouth in the Student Affairs office supporting the Orientation program and working in the Campus Center. You can go home!"

- Karen (Ostler) Pimentel 

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we're celebrating and sharing the stories of people who found their soulmates on one of our five campuses. Have a Love at UMass story you'd like to share? Tell us your story.