William and Lynn Dowling, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Catherine Ann, to Bradley James, son of Bryan and Ruth Grosscup, Lincoln, Neb.

Grandparents of the couple are Robert and Joan Malir, Wilson, Buford and Jane Grosscup, Lincoln, Neb., Maurece Hunzeker, Humboldt, Neb., the late Edgar and Marcia Dowling, and the late James Hunzeker.

The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and a 2007 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in music education. She is pursuing a master's degree in voice performance from the University of Kansas.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2002 graduate of Lincoln East High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed by Black and Veatch as a project mechanical engineer in the energy division in Overland Park.

A June 23, 2012, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.