Karen graduated with honors from the University of Kansas in the spring of 2006. She holds bachelor's degrees in communication studies and art history. After a summer internship at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., she will return to KU to pursue a master's degree in indigenous nations studies.
Chadd is currently performing research in knee injury biomechanics, while pursuing his doctoral degree at KU in mechanical engineering. He currently holds a bachelor's and master's in mechanical engineering.
The wedding services will be held Aug. 11, 2006, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, Kan.