BLOOMINGDALE - Jara Elisse Dorsey and Michael Lash have announced their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Deborah Smith of Bloomingdale and Bruce and Debra Dorsey of East Liverpool. She is a 1999 graduate of Indian Creek High School and earned both a bachelor of fine arts degree in vocal performance and masters of arts management degree in 2003 and 2008, respectively, from Carnegie Mellon University.
She is employed by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in Johnstown, Pa., as KEYS program facilitator and sings with the Pittsburgh Opera chorus.
Her fiance is the son of George and Eva Lyn Shaffer of Johnstown, Pa., and Thomas and Deborah Lash of Colver, Pa. He is a 1991 graduate of Forest Hills High School in Sidman, Pa., and a 1998 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering technology.
He is the director of field services for Camco Engineering in Ebensburg, Pa.
The couple will be married on Oct. 13 in Johnston, Pa.