Sunday, August 13, 2006

Brad and Jane McCracken of Columbia, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Jo McCracken, to Jeffrey Thomas LaCroix. He is the son of Larry and Dianne LaCroix of Cape Girardeau.

McCracken is a 2001 graduate of David H. Hickman High School in Columbia. She received a degree in secondary mathematics education in 2005, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction in 2006, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a math teacher at Hickman High School.

LaCroix is a 2001 graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, Ill. He received a degree in biological engineering from the University of Missouri in 2004. He is pursuing a doctorate in biological engineering at the university.

An Oct. 7 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia.