AL E X M A RK I E W I C Z & CA IT L IN R O D ER IC K
Soul Mates in Scrubs B Y S A M B E RM A S - DAW ES
Wedding Date Fall 2019 Occupations Caitlin starts graduate school this year, working towards a master’s in nursing. Alex works at Duke University’s Continuing Studies and Summer Session department on East Campus. Crossed Paths Both were new hires at Duke Regional Hospital in spring 2013: She was a nurse, and he was a nurse’s aide. Caitlin says it was Alex’s “copper-colored beard and big smile” that first caught her eye when they started working together. After brief interactions and some insight from a “get-to-know-your-fellow-coworker” bulletin board post about Alex, Caitlin shared her attraction for him with a mutual friend, who then shared those feelings with Alex. “Thank goodness [Alex] had the courage to ask to exchange cell numbers,” Caitlin says. Their first date was dinner and drinks at Geer Street Garden and Fullsteam. The Proposal The couple traveled to a tiny fisherman’s village in southern Jamaica last November for vacation. Unbeknownst to Caitlin, Alex had a ring and a proposal ready. After a morning cup of coffee on the beach, Alex popped the question. Through tears of happiness Caitlin said, “Yes!” Now, “I Do” A small ceremony in downtown Durham will be followed by a larger reception with family and friends. The couple plan to reside in their new home off East Main Street in the Old East neighborhood with their tuxedo cat, Oliver.
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