Nick and Pauletta Niernberger, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nicole Rachelle Niernberger, to Eric Eldon Engel, son of Errol and Nadine Engel, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are the late Leo and Lietta Niernberger, the late Raoul and Alma Brin, the late Paul and Elizabeth Engel and the late Edgar and Clara Miller.

The bride graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and Fort Hays State University with degrees in criminal justice and social work. She is a social worker with Social and Rehabilitation Services.

The bridegroom graduated from Butler County Community College and attended FHSU. He is employed at I-70 Truck Repair.

A private ceremony will be Oct. 29, 2011, in Hays.