Louise and David Newman of Baldwin, N.Y., and Jan and Paul Brooks of Cherry Hill, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Rachel Newman and Matthew Jace Brooks, on July 4.
Jenny and Matt met while attending Hofstra University on Long Island. Jenny graduated Hofstra with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and holds a master's degree, with honors, in mental health counseling from C.W. Post in New York. Matt earned a bachelor's degree in finance at Hofstra University.
Jenny is employed as a mental health counselor in Philadelphia, and Matthew is an accountant in Mt. Laurel, N.J.
The couple's grandparents are Joan Singer of Atlantic City, N.J.; Beatrice and Gerald Newman of Delray Beach, Fla.; and Sadie Balchi of Baldwin.
The couple is planning a fall 2011 wedding on Long Island.