Colleen Welsh, daughter of Kathy and Mark Welsh of Hilliard, and Alex Knapp, son of John Knapp and Carla Young, of Chicago and the late Francoise Knapp, have announced their engagement and plans to be married.

Colleen Welsh, daughter of Kathy and Mark Welsh of Hilliard, and Alex Knapp, son of John Knapp and Carla Young, of Chicago and the late Francoise Knapp, have announced their engagement and plans to be married.

The bride-to-be graduated from Hilliard High School in 1998 and from DePaul University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in state management. She is employed at Temple University in Philadelphia.

The future groom graduated from Knox College in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in political science and is employed by Sunoco in Philadelphia.

The couple is planning an outdoor wedding and reception at Heritage Golf Club in Hilliard on Aug. 16.