February 10, 2012

Alida Chaumont and Reid Guzzetta were both petroleum engineering sophomores when they met in CEBA (now PFT) in Fall 2006 at an oil company's info session for summer internships. They began dating in January 2008 and were married in January!

When asked what it's like being married to another engineer, Alida said, "I really like it. We get along great with one another and enjoy a lot of the same activities. We also have the same group of friends from our LSU engineering classes and we like hanging out with each other's coworkers in Houston too." 

"There are so many good memories, but I think my favorite is our senior project in Fall 2008 and Spring 2009. We were allowed to pick our own groups, so Reid and I were able to work together and we also worked with our friend, Ben. Ben was the best man in our wedding this past January, and Reid will be Ben's best man in April 2012.  I met Ben in 2005 at LSU Geology Camp, and introduced the two of them after I met Reid. We had the best senior project faculty mentor (Dr. Hughes) and it was so much fun getting to work with my two favorite classmates, and we all learned so much too! We worked on a challenging project for the same company that Ben and Reid both went to work for in Houston after graduation in December 2009."

Read more from our Q&A with Alida below. 

Best date at LSU - Our best date was probably when Reid took me to Gino's for our first Valentine's Day in February 2008. Reid and I did not have extra money in school, so even simple/everyday things made us happy. My best memories with Reid are going to football games and tailgating our junior and senior year. We also have a lot of great memories with friends when we went to my family's camp on the weekends while we were in school.

Best gift to give to an engineer - Reid and I both love practical gifts that we know will be used. Some recent gifts we have given or received are watches, clothes, kitchen appliances, and home electronics.

Another funny tidbit - "Ben, Reid, and I all lived in Herget our freshman year (Fall 2005 and Spring 2006). But Ben and I never met Reid until the following year!"

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For more information, contact Cassie Arceneaux, College of Engineering, carcen6@lsu.edu or (225) 578-0092.



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