#WittWed: Carl '05 & Octavia (Williams) Poole '04

Carl and I met during our sophomore and freshman years at Witt! We were both Biology majors, concentration in Marine Biology.

We met by chance on our way to Kuss Science Center for class. Unbeknownst to us we shared many mutual friends & the amazing Co-Advisor team of James Welch (JW) & Kathleen Reinsel (KR). It wasn't though until we joined CBS for the March for Social Action (2003) in Washington, D.C. that we became inseparable! We married in Sept. 2008 & two kiddos later (Jacob-11 & Caleb-9), we are happily celebrating 15 years of marriage and counting!!!

We currently live in North Carolina, where I have continued my work in Clinical Operations & Project Management, primarily focusing on Oncology Clinical Trial Research. While Carl has excitingly accepted an appointment as U.S. Head of Onshore Permitting for a Global Renewable Energy Company. We humbly recognize our success together is directly contributed to our faith, family and fortitude gained collective through our Wittenberg experiences, including within our Fraternity & Sorority (Alpha Phi Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta).

Without the synergy of all three we would have never begun this life journey together. Go Witt, Go Tigers!!!

Carl '05 & Octavia (Williams) Poole '04

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