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Elizabeth Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. James Stephen Ellis of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Elizabeth Anne Ellis to Mr. Patrick Colin Brennan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Patton Brennan of Kernersville, N.C.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Preston Stringer Jr., Mrs. James Meredith Ellis of Louisville, Miss., and the late Mr. James Ellis.

She is a 2001 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, Ala. She graduated in 2005 from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a bachelor's degree in analytical finance and a master's degree in accountancy. She is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Washington, D.C. She is a member of Gamma Beta Sigma, Order of Omega honoraries, Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Pointe Society.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Jack McConnell Summers of Sumter, S.C., the late Mr. Jack Summers, Mrs. Richard Michael Brennan of Leesburg, Va., and the late Mr. Richard Brennan.

He is a graduate of East Forsyth High School in Kernersville. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism. He is employed as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. John Spratt in Washington, D.C.

The couple plans to wed June 2008 at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.