The Baylor story began nearly 170 years ago in the small town of Independence, Texas, near Brenham. Today, about half of Baylor students begin their college careers with a visit to the original campus during Baylor Line Camp. So what better place for a Baylor couple to begin their lives together than right there in Independence?
That’s what senior Drew Shows figured, so he took the occasion of the annual senior trip to Independence, organized by the Baylor Alumni Network, to pop the question to his girlfriend, senior Elisabeth Erickson. Drew got down on one knee in front of not just 120 fellow Class of 2012 seniors, but also a dozen or so family members who showed up to cheer the couple on (complete with a “Please Say Yes” sign held by Elisabeth’s brother). [Click here for more photos.]
Having started her Baylor career at Line Camp, “it was really cool to be completing full circle starting there and ending there!” says Elisabeth. “Drew wanted a place that was significant to Baylor, since that is where we met and fell in love, and what better place than the original site of the school?”
The future Mr. and Mrs. Shows will each graduate this weekend, Drew with a degree in risk management and insurance and Elisabeth with a degree in nursing. After graduation, they are moving to Fort Worth (where Elisabeth will continue her BU connections, working as a NICU nurse at Baylor All Saints Medical Center). The wedding is slated for next spring.
Sic ’em, Drew and Elisabeth!
Previously on Baylor Proud:
* Baylor guys find creative ways to propose to their Baylor girls (Sept. 2011)
* Foreign language leads to love for Baylor couple (Nov. 2009)
* Baylor campus wedding locations abound (March 2009)
* Oprah features a true Baylor love story (Nov. 2007)