Maria Welch of Charlottesville, Va., and Patrick Nolan, Virginia Beach, Va., are planning a wedding for Oct. 5, 2013, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal.
Parents of the prospective bride are Joseph and Sharon Welch of Hannibal, Mo. Patrick Nolan is the son of Timothy and Patricia Nolan of Kernersville, N.C.
Maria graduated from the University of Notre Dame, and is a MBA Candidate, Class of 2014, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
Patrick graduated from the United States Naval Academy and is serving as Executive Officer onboard USS TEMPEST (PC 2).