Future spouses meet
Rogenia Means, an occupational therapy major at Texas Woman's University in the early 1970s, met the man she would marry at a party her last night in Denton. She was a junior heading to Houston for an internship at a medical center there.
"I didn't know who he was, but he was real talkative and real friendly," she says of Aaron Bonds. "He sounded like a DJ because he talked so much."
When she got back to her dorm she called a friend at North Texas to inquire about Bonds' reputation. He was known as a very quiet and studious young man who didn't do a lot of hanging out. Bonds was also a founding member of Kappa Alpha Psi, one of two black fraternities at North Texas at the time.
To Rogenia's surprise, after she learned about him from her friend, she hung up the phone and it rang. Aaron Bonds was on the line. They've been talking ever since.