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August 22, 2014, 3:50 am

Anniversary of Chad and Loren Hamilton

Congratulations to Loren Patricia Hamilton and Chad Wesley Hamilton, who celebrated their third anniversary on Sept. 17. Loren is the youngest daughter of Philadelphia Tribune columnist Patricia Clifford and Dr. Jay Clifford. Chad is the son of Brenda Barnes Hamilton and Jack Wesley Hamilton. Loren (“Misa”) and Chad were born and raised in Philadelphia.

Loren graduated from Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts after attending Cheltenham High School for three years. She attended Hampton University and earned a bachelor’s degree from Temple in 2001. Loren knew Chad when he was a student at Abington friends and there was some buzz of him introducing Loren to one of his best friends. However, Loren did take Chad to her senior prom and that was very special.

The course changed. They became more serious after the traditional Jack & Jill of America Inc. Teen Conference. That was the celebration of graduating from high school and moving on to college for many in the group. Loren and Chad bonded during the weekend and continued to communicate when he matriculated at Howard University and she moved on to Hampton. As you might suspect, there were challenges present in a long-distance relationship.

Chad, who has played tennis since he was big enough to pick up a racket, was the Howard University tennis team captain and majored in communications. Loren loved acting and was honored for her performance in “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream.” She was subsequently elected “Miss Hampton Player.” Both enjoyed college and kept focused, but missed each other. The flame was never extinguished.

Following graduation, Loren began working as an administrator for Premiere Health Systems Inc., working her way to executive vice president of the company. She also pursued a real estate license and remains busy. She and her father share expertise and passion about their work.

Chad became a professional tennis instructor at Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center and continues to enjoy his passion for music production. He has worked with T.I, Young Gunz, Beanie Siegel, Marsha Ambrosius, Jasmine Sullivan and other artists. He currently works for the High Performance Tennis Academy in Bala Cynywd.

The busy couple has been blessed with a healthy, happy son, Sebastian Wesley Hamilton. It is a pure joy to watch them grow and thrive and remain best friends through all these years. The lyrics of one of Chad’s favorite songs, “No Better Love” by Young Gunz, and Jeffrey Osborne’s classic “What We Have,” say it all!

Continue to be blessed, family!