Richard and Yong Benson, Centreville, Va., and Lisa and Tom Enright, Haymarket, Va., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Blair Benson, to Nicholas Schneider, son of Brenda and Mike Vohs and Mark and Colleen Schneider, all of Hays.

The bride-elect is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., and is pursuing a master's of science degree in geology and a doctorate of geophysics at the University of Kansas.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of KU with a bachelor's degree in geology. He works for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

An outdoor wedding is planned Sept. 1, 2012, in Lawrence.