12, 2003, Washington DC - Michael Boyle proposed to his girlfriend
Katy DeMinico just before 12 noon in Red Square (the main
quadrangle) on Georgetown's campus. Boyle
took the approach of creating two giant signs measuring just over 17
feet wide and 4 1/2 feet tall to surprise his girlfriend of over 6
signs consisted of 900 quarter sheets of blue and gray paper
spelling out "Katy will you marry me?" Five years
earlier Michael and Katy had put together similar signs for their
friends John Glennon and Austin Martin who were running for student
government office at the time. This time around, Glennon and
Mike Pacella put the signs together and Rory Conway and Zia Faruqui
helped them in hanging the signs.
were many witnesses to this special moment in their lives, including
a tour of approximately 40 prospective students and their parents
who gave them a round of applause. Students who had been camping out
for over 3 weeks in protest of US involvement in Iraq were also on
hand for this event, and when asked if he ever expected to see
something like this when camping out, one of the protestors
responded "No way. It's so exciting!"
on the icon above to see more pictures of the proposal
are two photos of the happy couple shortly after their engagement.
on the icon above to see pictures of the ring Katy received for her