Feb 14, 2013

UC Love Stories: Justin and Kim

The Bearcat even showed up to Justin and Kim's wedding!
When Justin Post met his wife, Kim, their Bearcat pride instantly bonded them together. Kim was a student at DAAP, and Justin was a recent grad from UC with a degree in political science. After dating for a few years, Justin surprised Kim with an engagement the night before her graduation.

“On the last night of DAAPworks in the spring of 2011, Kim was guiding me – along with all of her family – through the various senior projects and showcases in the DAAP building. Little did she know, at the time, that I had an engagement ring in my pocket, and I was set to drop to one knee once we were finished,” Justin explained. “After what seemed like forever, the tour concluded, and Kim and I journeyed downtown where I popped the question on Fountain Square. Celebrating our engagement and her graduation all at once the next day is something we’ll always treasure. The look on her family and friends’ faces as she showed off her ring at Fifth-Third Arena will always be etched in my mind.”

Justin and Kim shared their love for UC with their wedding guests by hosting a UC-themed wedding. In addition to red and black wedding colors, Kim surprised Justin by hiring the Bearcat mascot to attend their wedding!

The couple continues to show their love for the Bearcats by visiting campus on a monthly (sometimes weekly) basis. These devoted Bearcats are both football and basketball season ticket holders. Justin and Kim even travel to various football and basketball games to root for the Bearcats in other cities. “There are few better feelings than joining in with dozens of other Bearcat fans as you cheer “Down the Drive” in a city outside of Cincinnati,” Justin said. 

Justin and Kim reside in Cincinnati and Justin works for Map Your Show, a software company on the eastside of Cincinnati, and Kim is a designer for Powerhouse Factories in Newport, Kentucky. 

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