Announcement is being made by Joseph and Rosemary Kent, 1864 Chapel Hill Drive, Youngstown, and John and Marge Severn, 25 Cathy Way, Boardman, of the engagement of their children, Rachelle Kent and Joseph Severn.
An open ceremony is planned for 2 p.m. July 14 at St. Christine Church in Youngstown, and a reception by invitation will be held that evening at the Maronite Center, also Youngstown.
Miss Kent holds a degree in elementary and special education from Youngstown State University, where she is pursuing a master's degree in education. She is a third-grade teacher with the Champion Local School District.
Her fiance will graduate this summer with a bachelor's degree in marketing management from YSU. He is employed as a bartender at Rockne's Pub in Boardman.