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Kristen Sholes and Michael Sullivan

Thomas Earle and Diane Swingle Sholes of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Kristen Swingle Sholes to Michael McDonald Sullivan, son of Michael Allen and Colleen Osborn Sullivan of Jacksonville, Fla.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joan Swingle of Johnson City, Tenn., the late Hugh Swingle and the late Dillard M. Jr. and Mattie Lou Sholes.

She is a 2001 graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2005 from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas with a bachelor's degree in dance. She received a master's degree in dance at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. She is employed as a member of the Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre, dance instructor with Dance Arts Center and a pilates instructor with Pilates of Vero Beach in Melborurn, Fla.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Jane Osborn of Singer Island, Fla., the late Paul Osborn, and Edward and Josephine Sullivan of Highlands, N.C.

He is a 1999 graduate of Allen D. Nease High School in St. Augustine, Fla. He graduated in 2003 from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville with a bachelor's degree in history. He is employed as an east coast manufacturing territory manager with Surf Hardware International in Melborne Beach.

The couple plan to wed Feb. 6, 2010, at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva Island, Fla.

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