Anita (Epstein) Leibowitz '74
Here's the "abridged" version of our story...Near the end of Spring '72 semester, this really good-looking guy shows up to class (The Politics of Cuba) that I'd never seen in class before and my heart goes pitter-patter. I spend the entire period coming up with what to say to him and by the time I bent down to gather my bookbag from the floor, he was out the door and gone. Oh the disappointment of the lost chance.
Fast-forward a few weeks to the last day of classes -- As Editor-in-Chief of the Delphian, I had many friends at the (now defunct) radio station WBAU and one of them chastised me for never being around to hear his 7-9 a.m. broadcast so now that he was graduating, he implored me to come hear his final show. Ugh.. I didn't have class until 11 so who wanted to be there so early? Anyway, living 15 minutes off campus, I threw on my hippie jeans, tied up my long locks and managed to get to the newspaper office at 8:58 just in time to hear him sign off. He came running in to see if I was there and was so glad to see me and hear my glorious opinion of his program.
With two hours until my class, I grudgingly joined the radio staff downstairs in the cafeteria for coffee as the fifth wheel when lo and behold, in walks another radio staffer with the mystery guy from my class several weeks before. Again the heart starts pumping...she introduces Mark Leibowitz '73 to the crowd and they sat down. Destiny in action.
They all left for class leaving Mark and me in the booth to chat. He walked me to French across campus at 11 and was there to meet me at 12:30. We chatted well into the afternoon on the lawn. We both returned that evening for the end-of-the-year radio staff party and again, found ourselves drawn to each other. The following week, Mark just happened to be up on the third floor of the student union passing by the Delphian office EVERY DAY. He FINALLY took my number and called for an official date a week later. I then boldly asked him to join me as my escort to the Evening Students Ball (first photo). That was May 1972. We became engaged six months later in December 1972 and married the following August 1973. Our first son Scott was born in May 1978 with our second son Todd following in July 1982. In June 2013, Todd and his wife Elena presented us with our first grandson Oren.
We are still in touch with many of our close friends from Adelphi and I must say, for me anyway, the best years of my life were spent at Adelphi in every way possible. Adelphi was definitely one of the best choices I ever made...so many good memories and life-changing events happened here...
It has been quite a ride of nearly 43 of the fastest years. Hard to believe...
- Anita & Mark Leibowitz