Juanita (’75, ’77) and Joseph Soliz (’76)

What’s in a name? Joseph and Juanita Soliz (née Solis) met when they both heard their last name called in a sociology class. If sharing a last name wasn’t enough of a coincidence, Joseph also grew up on Juanita Street in Corpus Christi. When he told Juanita that, she thought he was joking, but he produced his driver’s license as proof. This unique ice breaker started the couple’s journey together. They have been married for 43 years and have two children and three granddaughters.