HARRISBURG — Jonathan and Susan Russell of Harrisburg, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Margaret "Maggie" to Clay Thomas Roe.

The prospective groom is the son of Jeff and Lorraine Roe of Orlando, Florida.

The couple met while attending Southern Virginia University-Buena Vista.

The bride-elect will graduate in 2018 with a major in child and family development with minors in chemistry and classic studies. She is the granddaughter of Leon and Janet Russell of Galatia. 

Clay graduated from Southern Virginia University in April 2017, with a major in psychology and is preparing for a career as a physician’s assistant. He currently an EMT. 

The wedding will be in January 2018, in Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in St Louis, Missouri. A ring ceremony and reception will be at the Big Red Barn in McLeansboro. A reception will also be in Orlando, Florida.