We’re one of those crazy Williams marriage stories — despite taking a class together and living next door to one another on Hoxsey Street senior year, we never actually spoke to one another. We met at our 10-year reunion and got married in December 2005. We live in Burlington, Vt. Andrew’s a seventh-generation Vermonter; Betsy is a “Flatlander” from New York. In Vermont, where true natives still regard outsiders with skepticism, this constitutes a kind of “mixed marriage.” But we both love our relaxed, quirky, politically innovative state.

Andrew Allen ’91, Betsy Allen-Pennebaker ’91

Photo by Charles Eshelman, 2006