Grandparents of the bride-to-be include Dick and Mariann Martin of Titusville, Fla., Irene Stewart of McMinnville, Ore., and Ron Holland, of Stafford, Va. The prospective groom's grandparents include the late John and Dolly Horning and the late John and Rudy Hutchinson, both of El Dorado Springs, Mo.
The bride-to-be, Ms. Martin, graduated from Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va., and is currently attending the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in Catonsville, Md., majoring in Theatre Arts: Acting, where she will receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in May 2009.
The prospective groom, Mr. Horning, graduated from Nevada High School in 1995 and from Crowder College in 1998, with an Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts. He also received his Bachelor of General Studies degree, from Missouri Southern State University in 2001, and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Technical Direction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. He is currently employed by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.
The couple are planning a fall wedding in 2009.