The engagement and upcoming marriage of Cassandra Chugh and David Besse are being announced by the groom-elect's parents, Jack and Sheila Besse of Champion.
Parents of the bride-elect are Arun and Aune Chugh of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Ms. Chugh received her bachelor of music degree from the University of Manitoba and recently graduated with her master's in social work from the University of North Carolina. She is employed as a social worker by the state of North Carolina.
Mr. Besse is a graduate of Champion High School and received a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Akron. He is pursuing his PhD in chemistry at Duke University.
The couple will be united in marriage during an open wedding ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Champion Church of the Nazarene. Invitations will be sent for the reception.