Jeff and Debra Scott of Lonoke announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Kay, to James Ryan Blackburn.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Reed and Marilyn Love of Mays Landing, N.J. and Arnold and Dollie Barboza of Ocala, Fla. and the late John Scott of Irving, Texas. She is a 2005 graduate of Lonoke High School and a 2009 graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. She is the recruitment outreach and marketing coordinator for ASU Continuing Education and Community Outreach.

The prospective groom is the son of J.R. and Teri Blackburn of Jonesboro. He is the grandson of Quinton and Mary Andrews of Kennett, Mo. And Jim and Shirley Blackburn of Hornersville, Mo. He is a 2005 graduate of Nettleton High School in Jonesboro and a 2010 graduate of Arkansas State University.

The couple, who met while studying at ASU, will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m., October 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Jonesboro.