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Twice as Welcome

Summer Welcome brings back memories for Springfield, Missouri, couple

Published July 13, 2015
Story by Christine Jackson

Greg Boehne and Tara Kott

Greg Boehne, a Phi Delta Theta, and Tara Kott, an Alpha Chi Omega, on a date at a hayride social event in 1988. They were in the same Summer Welcome group 28 years ago and married in 1992. Photo courtesy of Greg Boehne.

In June, Greg and Tara Kott Boehne attended Summer Welcome. It was their second time going through this orientation and rite of passage for incoming freshmen, but this time, they attended as the parents of their oldest son, Will. They found that much had remained the same since their experience in the summer of 1987.

There was a lot of, ‘Oh, I’ve been through this! I’ve done this!’ ” Greg says.

The main difference, Greg says, is that presenters offered more information than when he was a student. “It seems like the university has so many more services to offer students today than they did 28 years ago.”

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