The prospective groom is the grandson of Merlene Rippstein of Kenedy and the late Robert Rippstein and Lafayette Vaughn of McAlester, Okla., and the late Inez Vaughn. He is a 2004 graduate of A.C. Jones High School and a 2009 graduate of Texas State University.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of S.C. and Vermel Bland and LeJean Quinney, all of Rockdale, and the late Keneth “Skeet” Quinney. She is a 2009 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.
A Dec. 14 wedding is being planned at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at The University of Texas at Austin.