COLUMBIA -- Dr. Edward and Mary Kay Schumacher have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jean Marie Schumacher, to Joel Douglas Shaw, son of Doug and Suzanne Shaw of Sikeston.
A 2003 graduate of the University of Nebraska, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism, the future bride earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Missouri in 2005. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and is employed by Fleishman Hillard in St. Louis. Her grandparents are Geri Schumacher and Lenore Messina of Kansas City and the late Joe Schumacher and Lawrence Messina.
The prospective bridegroom graduated in 1999 from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and in 2002 from University of Missouri Law School with a juris doctorate. He worked as the sports editor for The Herald, the campus newspaper at ASU, and is currently employed by Danna McKitrick, P.C., Attorneys At Law in St. Louis. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Shaw of Jefferson City and the late Mr. and Mrs. Loomis F. Mayfield Jr.
Plans are under way for a Nov. 18 wedding.