Dr. Anthony and Virginia Hornick, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Angeline Hornick, to Ryan Hamilton Marsh, son of Thomas and Letitia Marsh, Fort Smith, Ark.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in movement science. She received her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. She is a pediatric physical therapist at Milestone Therapy in the Chicago area.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of the University of Arkansas with degrees in economics, mathematics, philosophy and physics. He received his master's degree in economics from Northwestern University in 2010. He is pursuing his doctorate in economics at Northwestern University.

An Oct. 13, 2012, wedding is planned at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, Chicago.