Mrs. Billy Burton Bowman of Vicksburg and Michael Thomas Engle Jr. of Jackson announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melanie Campbell Engle, to Robert Leverett Smith II.
He is the son of the late Mrs. Tucky Saint Roger of Tulsa, Okla., and the late Robert Stafford Smith of New Orleans, La.
She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Hilton Campbell of Brookhaven and Mrs. Michael Thomas Engle Sr. and the late Rev. Michael Thomas Engle Sr. of Greenwood.
He is the grandson of the late Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Edward Saint of Tulsa and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leverett Smith of Baton Rouge, La.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg and a 2001 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She received her Master of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi in 2004. She is presently the Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Advancement with the National Rifle Association. She also is a member of the Mississippi Debutante Society and the Junior League of Washington, D.C.
The prospective groom is a 1990 graduate of Edison High School in Tulsa and a 1994 graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He received his Master of Business Administration in 2011 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is co-chair of the Legislative Practice with the Venable LLP law firm in Washington, D.C.
The wedding will be celebrated on April 20, 2013, at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Vicksburg. A reception will follow at the Vicksburg Country Club.