Oiler Proud: Findlay Faithfuls Dylan ’19 MAE ’21 and Kara (Scherger ’19 MAE ’22) DeWitt
Dylan and Kara both chose the University of Findlay for two reasons – to further their education and to continue with their passion for sports. Kara focused on her education classes and stayed busy with volleyball. Dylan focused on marketing and graphic design, while also balancing life as an athlete on the men’s golf team. While the two knew each other through athletics, they didn’t officially meet until their second semester when they were taking the same class together during back-to-back sessions. “Instead of going out with our friends, both of us stayed in to attend a writing tune-up session with the professor to get our final papers reviewed. From there a friendship began,” they said.
When they weren’t busy with sports and studying, the two were enjoying their friendship, “we would seem to run into one another quite often, whether at athletic events, meals at Henderson Dining Hall, or off-campus here and there,” they said. It wasn’t until their sophomore year that the friendship blossomed into something more when Kara and Dylan went on their first date. “We pushed one another in academics and athletics, made each other the best versions of ourselves, and developed a strong, loving relationship that continues to grow to this day,” said Kara and Dylan.
In October of 2019, the two found themselves at the University of Findlay’s Griffith Memorial Arch, and Dylan found himself on one knee. The Arch was where the two started their journey at University of Findlay, and where they walked through at graduation. The Arch now also serves as a memory of where the two got engaged. To honor their memories at UF, Dylan and Kara visit the Arch each year on their anniversary of their proposal to take a picture. Last year, the couple added another face to their picture, when they included their first child, Dempsey.
Dylan works for Financial Design Agency of Ohio as a financial consultant, and Kara is an elementary art teacher at Carey Elementary School. The two are thankful for their past, and what brought them together, but they are also very excited for a lifetime together. “We will both be forever thankful for the opportunities and experiences we had and the people we met along the way at the University of Findlay as it brought us together to share with each other – a lifetime,” they said.
As part of a series alongside Valentine’s Day, we’re featuring stories about UF couples, past and present, called “Findlay Faithfuls.” If you’re interested in sharing your story, we encourage you to share a picture using #FindlayFaithfuls and tag @oileralumni on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you and re-share!