Michael and Kathy Volker, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alison Michele Volker, to Alexander David Binder, son of Rick and Gayla Binder, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are Lloyd and Dorothy Mullen, York, Pa., George Volker, Zelienople, Pa., the late Margaret Volker, Bob and Mary Binder, Hays, and Gale and Janice Lohrmeyer, Logan.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, a 2010 graduate of Benedictine College and is attending Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo., pursuing a graduate degree in occupational therapy.

The propective bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of Hays High School, a 2010 graduate of Benedictine College and is attending UMKC, pursuing a graduate degree in economics.

A Dec. 18, 2010, wedding is planned at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays.