Mr. and Mrs. Brad Blackburn, Ardmore, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenda, to Joseph White, the son of Barbara White, Leawood, Kan.; and the late Fred White.
The future bride graduated from Ardmore High School then earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois. She received her Master of Science degree in educational leadership from Oklahoma State University and her Doctorate in education leadership administration from New Mexico State University. She is currently employed as manager of Legislative Services for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Kansas City, Mo.
Her fiancé graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan. He attended Dodge City Community College and the Journalism School at Kansas State University. He is currently employed as a production engineer for the Niles Media Group of Liberty, Mo.
The couple plans to be married Feb. 18, 2017, at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, N.M.