Joseph and Cheryl Jeter, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Jeter, to Eric Valdez, son of Tim and Rhonda Valdez, Denver, and Art and MaryJane Ripple, New Prague, Minn.

Grandparents of the couple are Wanda Campbell, Lenexa, the late Jack Campbell, the late Norman and Ann Jeter, Irene Jasek, San Antonio, the late Santos and Lucille Valdez, the late Frank Dusek, and the late Louis Jasek.

The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Hays High School, and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Anthropology and University of Tulsa Law School. She is an attorney for the Colorado Public Defender's Office in Castle Rock, Colo.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1997 graduate of Regis High School, Denver, and graduated from Colorado State University. He is a project manager for Madison Communications.

A Nov. 3, 2012, wedding is planned at Garden of the Gods Lodge, Colorado Springs, Colo.