Diedre, a senior at Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., will receive her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science-Medical Technology in 2009. She currently is completing a clinical internship with St. John's Regional Medical Center Joplin, Mo.
Kyle a graduate of Missouri Southern State University Joplin, Mo., received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement in December 2007. Kyle then attended and graduated from the Joplin Police Academy May of 2008. He is currently employed by the Joplin, Mo., Police Department.
Diedre and Kyle have set the date of Aug. 8, 2009, for their wedding.