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Chris Lund and Jessica Mallanda

John J. and Frances T. Mallanda of Marietta announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica M. Mallanda to Chris T. Lund, son of Darnelle Lund of Chesterfield, Va., and the late Stan Lund.

She is a 1999 graduate of Walton High School in Marietta. She graduated in 2003 from University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in journalism/telecommunications arts. She received a law degree from University of Georgia School of Law. She is employed as an associate at Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar, LLP in Gainesville.

He is a 1993 graduate of Bainbridge High School in Bainbridge Island, Wash. He is self-employed as a carpenter in Gainesville.

The couple plan to wed Jan. 21, 2012, at Foundry Park Inn in Athens.