The engagement and upcoming marriage of Jenna Sympson and Billy Markowitz are being announced by the groom-elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Markowitz, formerly of Girard.

Parents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sympson of Bardstown, Ky.

Miss Sympson graduated from Bellarmine University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

A graduate of Liberty High School, Mr. Markowitz received a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Ohio Dominican University.

The couple will be united in marriage during a wedding ceremony to be held on Oct. 19, 2013, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairfield, Ky. Invitations will be issued for the ceremony and reception to follow.