SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Hedrick have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erynn Lea, to William Henry Hassinger IV of Birmingham, Ala.
A 1998 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism where she graduated magna cum laude and earned a Bachelor of Journalism in magazine design in 2002 and a Master of Arts in publishing in 2004. She is the associate designer at Cottage Living magazine in Birmingham.
The prospective bridegroom is a 1997 graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. A 2001 graduate of Auburn University, he earned a degree in sociology and continued study at the University of Alabama School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor in 2005. He is an attorney at the law firm of Weaver Tidmore in Birmingham.
Plans are being finalized for a May 26, 2007, wedding at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston.