The engagement of Holly J. Blake and Joseph Paul May, both of 4108-B Juiper Lane N.W., Wilson, N.C., is announced by their parents, Dan and Erle Blake, 6050 Applecrest Court, Youngstown, formerly of Columbiana, and Joe and Robin May, 2140 Hiara Drive, Kingsport, Tenn.
Miss Blake graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and from Gallaudet University, Washington D.C., with a master's degree in mental health counseling. She is a deaf-services children's coordinator with Wilson-Green Community Health Center in Wilson.
Mr. May earned a bachelor's degree in theater education at Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., and is pursing a master's degree in instructional technology there. He is an educator at ECU.
The couple will exchange vows during an open ceremony at 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Columbiana. Invitations will be issued for a reception at the Dutch Village Inn in Columbiana.