Richard and Marlene Schenck of Pittsburgh, Pa., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Lorraine, to Aaron S. Kiess.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Canevin Catholic High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in animal science in May 2005 at West Virginia University and a master's degree in animal physiology in 2007 from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. She is employed at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., as a research associate.
Her fiance is the son of Melvin and Carla Kiess of Beverly. He graduated from Forest Hills High School in Elkins and earned a PhD. in genetics and developmental biology at West Virginia University in 2006. He is an assistant professor at Mississippi State University in the Poultry Science Department in Starkville, Miss.
The wedding will take place at Suncrest United Methodist Church, 479 Vanvoorhis Road in Morganton at noon May 23. A dinner-dance reception will follow the ceremony.