Jerry and Robba Moran, Manhattan, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alex Elise Moran, to Cole Gabriel Grieves, son of Kevin and Jane Grieves, Topeka.

Grandparents are Ray Moran and the late Madeline Moran.

The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Hays High School and a second-year student at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2008 graduate of Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, and graduated from Kansas State in December 2012 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. He is employed by the university as an assistant coordinator of New Student Services and is pursuing a master's degree.

An August 2014 wedding is planned at First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan.