Catching Up

A Purple Eagle Love Story

Niagara University has a way of connecting Purple Eagles, even across time and distance. That’s exactly what happened to Justin McCarthy, ’94, originally from Staten Island, N.Y., and Rebecca Warmack, ’04, whose hometown is Idaho Springs, Colo. The two were introduced through eHarmony nearly a decade after Becca graduated from NU. It was a chance encounter, initiated when Justin, who had since relocated to Denver, saw Becca’s eHarmony profile picture and “reached out immediately.” As they got to know each other better, Becca asked Justin if he skied or snowboarded, and he told her he had learned while attending a small school near Buffalo, N.Y. When she found out it was Niagara, she thought he was joking.

The two began dating and were married on Oct. 24, 2015. Interestingly, several of the couples in attendance were fellow NU alumni who began dating after they left Monteagle Ridge.